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Annual Dinner & Dance I aid of CRISIS homeless charity

The Sunbury on Thames Community Club invites you to join them at their annual dinner & dance at   Kempton Park in aid of Crisis Homeless Charity.

Join us for an exquisite night of dinner, dancing, comedy, disco, auction & raffle, superhero appearance and live music by the 12 piece band “Hot & Horny”

Sponsorship packages are available for businesses here: SOTCC Sponsor package_New (003)

For more details of the event and how to book tickets please Click here: SCC Anual Dinner Dance V2

You can support this worthy cause and enjoy a fantastic night as well!


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Announcing the winners of the Spelthorne Means Business Awards!

Spelthorne Means Business Awards

The hard work and achievements of local businesses was celebrated at the Spelthorne Means Business Awards held at Shepperton Studios on 11 October.

Finalists for each of the seven award categories gathered with the sponsors to celebrate their successes and toast the winners in each category:-


Category Finalists Winner
Exporter of the Year

sponsored by Heathrow


FT Technologies

ABA Stronalva

Pimento Connection

Brown Bag Crisps

Brown Bag Crisps
Creative Business of the Year

sponsored by Shepperton Studios


Dream Catchers

Design Incorporated
Healthy Business of the Year

sponsored by Everyone Active


ABS Personal Training


The Hazelwood Centre

The Hazelwood Centre


Best New Start Up

sponsored by TW Magazine


Fat Tones

Busy Bs Café

Willow Bakery

Willow Bakery
Best Business in Staines

sponsored by the Staines-upon-Thames BID


Encore Bridal

Design Incorporated

Caffe Gusto


Caffe Gusto
Independent Business of the Year

sponsored by the Spelthorne Business Forum


Thames Side Brewery

The Thames Club

Charlotte’s Chickens

Charlotte’s Chickens
Best Small Business

sponsored by A2 Dominion


Daisy Chain Floral Design

Samara Cuisine


Best Business in Spelthorne

Sponsored by Spelthorne Borough Council

Finalists in the above categories Brown Bag Crisps


Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, Cllr Ian Harvey, said: “Since introducing our new Council strapline ‘Spelthorne Means Business’ we have been looking for a way to recognise the successes of our locally based businesses. By launching our first Spelthorne Means Business Awards we have been able to join together to celebrate their achievements and thank them for helping to make the Borough such a vibrant and productive place. Many congratulations to all the finalists and winners.”

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Spelthorne Care Connections Noticeboard – November 2018

Be well, guard your health and keep warm

The late summer and early autumn have been unusually warm, but who knows what the next few months holds in store? The healthier we are in mind and body the more resilient we are to winter weather.

I begin this month’s issue with some notices concerning our health and keeping ourselves warm enough over the colder months ahead.

We all have a responsibility to help others keep in good spirits and enjoy good company: our emotional health is terribly important. Our passing on of sound practical advice – of information in this NOTICE BOARD – can also help others. No one need suffer cold, hunger or loneliness. The winter time can be tough for many.

With kind regards,

Nigel Drury

READ THIS MONTHS EDITION HERE:Care Connections newsletter November 2018


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Confidence can kill!

To be more accurate, overconfidence can kill – partly because the overconfident are usually ignorant of the dangers they may face.

But, so can low esteem. Issues with confidence can lead to eating disorders, which in turn may lead to relationship break downs and isolation, lack of activity and loneliness, depression and worse …. Our sense of self, psychological and physical wellbeing are interconnected. When our self-esteem drops, we may see ourselves and our lives in a more negative and critical light. Not only do we find it harder to deal with problems, but our health suffers.

“In the short term, avoiding challenging and difficult situations makes you feel a lot safer,” says Chris Williams, Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow. “In the longer term, this can backfire because it reinforces your underlying doubts and fears. It teaches you the unhelpful rule that the only way to cope is by avoiding things.”

Traditionally associated with women, a new, and harrowing, storyline about male rape in a popular soap reminds us that no one gender is immune to low self-worth, depression or sexual abuse. While an increasing awareness of male suicides and the growing MeToo movement are turning the spotlight on men – and what it is it to be a man in the 21st Century.

Growing up in the 60s, and as a young business woman in the 80s, I was frequently disparaged for being ‘pushy’, ‘bossy’, ‘autocratic’ ‘intimidating’ and … even worse … ‘a feminist!’ (I thought I was assertive!!) The MD of one agency I worked in even suggested, several times, the way to win new business was to, let me put it euphemistically: ‘lie down’!!

I just saw him as ignorant and arrogant. In fact, that simply encouraged me to win more business and take it to another agency!! Those personal affronts were commonplace in, what was then, a male dominated world. I must have questioned my sense of self, my confidence must have taken a bashing, but when you are young and ambitious these things often wash over you.

Today, online and social media means a more closely connected world; the news is at our fingertips 24/7. This creates transparency and unity, which is wonderful. But it also encourages an aggressive, bullying tendency – from cruel comments about physical attributes and fashion sense to libel … to lumping all men under one category.

No wonder young men question their position in society. Not a bad thing, you might say. But we all know wonderful, caring and supportive men; we have brothers, cousins, friends, boyfriends, sons, fathers, uncles, grandfathers – they are not all abusive, sexist, arrogant, selfish, uncaring.

So how do we support them? Or anyone else whose confidence needs boosting?

Sarah Stewart-Brown, professor of public health at the University of Warwick and a wellbeing expert, says: “Feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement with the world are all a part of mental wellbeing. Self-esteem and self-confidence are, too. Of course, good mental wellbeing does not mean that you never experience feelings or situations that you find difficult,” says Professor Stewart-Brown. “But it does mean that you feel you have the resilience to cope when times are tougher than usual.”

So, confidence is linked to wellbeing – and if you want to improve your health, whether mental or physical, here are some changes you can make:

  1. Build your relationships – connect with others whether socially or in business
  2. Sleep well – 7 to 8 hours is recommended for good health
  3. Nutrition – I am not endorsing dieting, just good, healthy eating
  4. Exercise – we are not all marathon runners but adding exercise to our lives increases endorphin levels which in turn make us feel happy and well: take the stairs; walk an extra stop in each direction on that commute home; leave the car behind; and use the bus or a bike!
  5. Looking good makes us feel good! Our levels of confidence have a strong influence on how well we feel – we only need to think about this for a few minutes to understand how obvious this sentence is; how confidence, styling and wellbeing are interlinked and form part of our personal brand.

Sandi Goddard is MD of Goddard Delaney, a strategic brand consultancy that works with business owners to raise the profile of key assets whether people, products or service. We can show proven success whether taking a £1m turnover business to £60m growth or a startup from £0 to £100K+ in less than three months.

The Room Upstairs events, now launched in Surrey, began over 15 years ago as a means of introducing Sandi’s contacts to each. Numbers are limited to allow everyone a chance to get to know each other over lunch/dinner. There is no membership or category exclusivity, guests simply pay for the event.

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Office Space to Let in Staines

Ground Floor, Enterprise House, 203 London Road, TW18 4HR


Enterprise House is a modern Grade A office building offering light flexible office space and incorporating a striking double height entrance hall.


Enterprise House is prominently located on the north side of the London Road (A30) linking Staines town centre and the M25 and east of the crooked billet roundabout. The town centre and the main line railway station are approximately 10 minutes walk. Heathrow airport is 3 miles from the property.

  • M25 J13 – 1.5 miles
  • M4 J4b – 5.5 miles
  • M3 J2 – 5.0 miles
  • Staines Railway Station – 0.6 miles
  • Heathrow Terminal 5 – 3.0 miles
  • London Waterloo – 35 minutes



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Social Business Networking Evening

The Thames Club in Staines-upon-Thames are holding a Social Business Networking Evening on Wednesday 14th November from 6.30pm.

The cost is just £6.75.

This is a great  opportunity to meet local people and businesses in a convivial environment – over 70 people attended the last time we held this event!  There will be an excellent buffet, included in the price, and a fully stocked bar.

There will be a raffle to raise funds for MidasPlus. If you have a prize that you can donate, please let me know.

We expect a big response so if you wish to attend you need to book in advance at:

See you there

Best Regards

07803 706440

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Succeeding in China: How to Mitigate Intellectual Property 5 November 2018


In partnership with the Intellectual Property Office at British Embassy in China, Enterprise M3 is organising an event for our EM3 digital tech businesses which are potentially interested in export to CN or already present in China and would like to learn more how to protect their IP. ‘Succeeding in China: How to Mitigate Intellectual Property Risk’ event is now live on Eventbrite and the EM3 website.


Date: 5 November

Time: 09:30am-12noon

Location: The Manor Park Reception Suite, Alexander Fleming Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YW

Title: ‘Succeeding in China: How to Mitigate Intellectual Property Risk’

Speaker: Tom Duke, British Embassy in China  

Succeed in China Event

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The importance of vitamins and minerals – Your guide for an ideal diet

In an ideal world, we would get all our vitamins and minerals from the food we consume on a daily basis.
However, many of us lead very busy and pressured lives. Some of us may not have sufficient time to put together a detailed and well thought out dietary plan that addresses all our needs.
That is why vitamin and mineral supplements have an important role to play as they are designed to complement and support our daily diet, to help ensure that our intake levels of essential micronutrients are maintained at an optimum level.
A healthy, balanced diet is important in order to obtain all of the nutrients which are key to our health. However, few of us find it easy to live up to this ideal.
The use of vitamin and mineral supplements can reduce dietary gaps and improve nutritional status without exceeding safe levels of intake. There are many potential reasons to complement your diet with a vitamin & mineral supplement, depending on factors such as age, gender, dietary habits, and lifestyle.
Herbalife Nutrition can help complement your diet with vitamin & mineral supplements which meets your individual needs.

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