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BREXIT CLINIC

 

Worried by how Brexit could impact your business?

Scenario planning and risk assessment for small businesses around Britain’s exit from the EU.

FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2019, 09:00-13:00 THE GUILDHALL, GUILDFORD

Designed to support your small business with scenario and risk assessment planning for Brexit, we’ll be joined by a panel of experts addressing some of the main topic areas for you to consider:

  • HR and employing EU citizens
  • Customs and tax implications
  • Exporting and importing Regulations
  • Regulations and Standards

Book today to secure your place at this event, with the opportunity to have a 1 to 1 session with our expert panel.

For advice and information on preparing for Brexit, please also see our online toolkit which features some of the best resources currently available for your business.

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We need your feedback !- International Women’s Day event

We need your feedback please!

It is International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March and we are thinking about creating a new event to celebrate and booking a high profile guest speaker.  This would be a FREE Business Breakfast Event.

Given the costs involved for us we need to do our homework and need to know the level of support from local businesses so we need your feedback please.

Could you please spend just 1 minute of your time (honestly it is) and complete a quick survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/womensday2019

Thanks very much in advance.

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January 2019 Notice Board

Care Connections NOTICE BOARD

Have a look at the attached January edition of the NOTICE BOARD and consider how you can usefully spread the information to others.  As always, there are lots of good folk in our midst aiming to bring cheer and help to others, promote neighbourly interaction as well as inform and equip us in a range of matters.

 

TO READ JANUARY NOTICE BOARD PLEASE CLICK HERE: January Notice Board 2019

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Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2019

Team Spelthorne are looking for sponsorship for the 2019 Specsavers Surrey Youth Games. The annual event is the largest youth sport festival in Surrey with around 2000 young people taking part. In the run up to the event, Spelthorne Borough Council offer young people the chance to take part in 7 weeks of coaching in a number of different sports. These sessions offer the young people the opportunity to try new sports or improve their existing skills. From these sessions, teams are chosen to represent the borough at the games on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June 2019 at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.

 

Team Spelthorne had a hugely successful games in 2019, celebrated winning several medals and finished an impressive third place in the medal table, for the third consecutive year. Sponsorship helped to enable over 350 training places in Spelthorne to be filled, benefitting hundreds of young people, aged 7-16, from participating in sport.

 

Spelthorne Borough Council will continue to subsidise the coaching sessions for Team Spelthorne in the lead up to the event and we are keen to continue to offer the sessions at no cost to the participants. Therefore, we are looking for three sponsors to provide £750 each to help cover the cost of the sessions. In return for this sponsorship, we can offer to print your logo on over 12,000 leaflets which go out to every school child in years 3-10 in Spelthorne. Additionally, we can put your logo on the Surrey Youth Games article in the Borough Bulletin which goes out to every house in Spelthorne and put a link to your website on the Spelthorne Borough Council website. Furthermore, we can print your logo onto the back of the Team Spelthorne T-Shirts which are worn by both the young people and coaches at the weekend event and often continue to be worn proudly after the games. You will also be invited to attend the competition weekend.

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is a fantastic opportunity for young people to be involved in sport in a fun and with your help, free, environment.

If you feel that you are able to help support Team Spelthorne in 2019 then I look forward to hearing from you. In order for us to uphold our offer of including your logo on our marketing material, I would be grateful if you can let me know Friday 8 February 2019. If you would like any further information about the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games or would like to discuss this opportunity then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Lewis Razey

Active Lifestyle and Wellbeing Officer

Please reply to:
Contact: Lewis Razey
Direct line: 01784 448604
e-mail: L.razey@spelthorne.gov.uk

 

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Open For Entries! Capture Spelthorne Photography Competition 2019

Spelthorne Council is looking for the best photographs of the borough. This is a chance for you to get outside, explore our beautiful borough and show off your photography skills. You don’t need an expensive camera to take part, any camera or smart phone will do, as long as the photograph was taken in Spelthorne after 1 January 2018 and is submitted by the closing date.

We are looking for pictures that tell a story about Spelthorne in the following categories:
Living in Spelthorne – What does Spelthorne mean to you? Send us photographs of local places / landmarks or events that you feel depict life in Spelthorne and captures the spirit of this vibrant community.
Urban landscape – Spelthorne is home to many interesting buildings from the historic to the modern. Which buildings capture your imagination or reflect where you live?
Hidden gems – This is an opportunity for you to capture those hidden gems or secret corners that you want to share with us. Be as creative as you like.
Water scenes – Did you know that one third of Spelthorne is covered by water? From the River Thames to the many reservoirs and lakes, we would love to see your waterside snaps. You could include wildlife, boating or simply lovely waterscapes.
Under 16s – We can accept entries for any of the above categories.

Prizes:
The winner of each category will receive the following prize:

  • £50 prize money for each category winner
  • Picture published in one of the following publications (TW15 / 18 magazine, Sunbury Matters / Shepperton Matters)

The overall winner of all the categories will receive the following prize:

  • £100 prize money
  • Their picture published on the front cover of the summer edition of the Bulletin magazine
  • Copy of the Pinewood Studios photography hardback book and a pair of Korda theatre cinema tickets

Additionally the finalist pictures for each category will be displayed at an exhibition in the borough.

How to enter:
Up to five photos can be submitted per entrant, as digital images. Please include a short caption that best describes the image, your chosen category and provide your contact details (name, telephone number and postal or email address, plus your age if under 16yrs).
Email your entries to photography@spelthorne.gov.uk
The closing date for entries is 31 May 2019. Finalists will be notified by Monday 10 June 2019 and the winners will be presented at a evening reception in the Korda Theatre, Shepperton Studios on the 4 July 2019.

Follow the action on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #captureSpelthorne

To read the terms and conditions, click here

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NEW SBF Facebook Page!

We are happy to announce we have launched our first Spelthorne Business Forum Facebook Page.

The page will be used as a way to keep members and the community as up to date as possible with what is going on in the local area along with upcoming events and other important information. We would like to encourage all members to follow, like and share posts.

If your company has any special offers, sales or discount which you would like the members and to promote within the community, we will happily post the necessary information on our Facebook page for all to see!

We hope all members find this a useful addition to the membership, and sincerely hope we can all contribute to its success.

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SPELTHORNE BUSINESS EXPO 2019

AN EXPO BUILT BY EXPERTS

Wednesday 13th March 2019 – Spelthorne Leisure Centre, Staines

This exhibition is a chance for local businesses to meet, connect and network with other small and large businesses in Staines and surrounding area.

There will be a schedule of presentations by Informed specialist speakers who will be offering practical hints and ideas to improve your business.

We are passionate about supporting local business growth and development, and as such, attendance to the event is free for visitors.

Should you attend Spelthorne Business Expo 2019?

This exhibition and conference will offer a wealth of benefits to your business and missing out on them may also mean missing out on great opportunities for growth.

This brand new event for 2019 will be an incredibly rewarding form of marketing, networking and a way of generating new business.

MEET AND CONNECT WITH POTENTIAL CLIENTS

Networking is a biggie, no matter which industry you’re in. Growing your audience means growing your business, and attending an exhibition helps with that. Standing out from the crowd and getting your voice heard can be challenging, and, if you’re trying to get new clients with just cold calling and emails, for example, you may find yourself being ignored.

Meeting someone face-to-face, however, it’s another matter. A trade show allows you to meet with a potential customer and connect with them and, while some people will buy your products during the exhibition, others won’t – but they may be a lot more responsive to your sales pitch once they know you.

CLOSE DEALS

While this is not always the case, you may also have the opportunity to sell to your target market during an exhibition or trade show. When you have a gathering of people already interested in the products and services you provide – and looking for great deals, which are often found in these types of events –, it’s easier to sell to them.

Compare that with emailing a Purchasing Manager or speaking to them on the phone, for example; they’re likely to have responsibilities to deal with and may not be as interested as they are when attending an exhibition in their field.

WITH OVER 60 LOCAL BUSINESSES EXHIBITING, THERE IS NO BETTER WAY TO NETWORK WITH SPELTHORNE BUSINESSES, LEADERS AND CUSTOMERS, WHY NOT JOIN US?

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ATTENDING CLICK HERE

TO BOOK YOUR STAND CLICK HERE

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