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Keeping you informed of events, meetings, seminars, funding opportunities

and consultations to support businesses.


Please go direct to the organisation concerned, for further information or to book by clicking on their website address.



Please note that while every effort is made to ensure that the information on this list is accurate, no legal responsibility is accepted for any errors, omissions or misleading statements.  All entries are made according to information provided by external, non-profit-making organisations.  The list is not comprehensive; it is not possible to include all that we receive.


Keep checking this list regularly, it will be updated with more dates as we receive them.

Business Bulletin

Extended until 2015



European Social Fund

Brooklands College, Sparsholt College, Basingstoke College of Technology, Farnborough College of Technology and Guildford College have been jointly selected to deliver three European Social Fund contracts for the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Enterprise M3.


The contracts will provide £1,750,000 of training to support the needs of local employers, their employees and those who have been made redundant living within the LEP Local area, situated along the M3 corridor - from South and West Surrey through much of Hampshire to New Forest.


The Employee Support in Skills project is receiving up to £1,750,000 of funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.


The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England ESF programme. Established by the European Union ESF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, skills development, job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.  



For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding 



Join the START2ACT programme to:


  •  Save money on your energy bills

  •  Receive free expert support and resources

  •  Lay the groundwork for long term sustainable growth


A Carbon Trust expert will visit your business three times over the course of a year, to identify energy saving opportunities and to work with you to improve your energy management processes.


*To qualify as a “young SME”, your business should have started trading in 2010 or later.


How can I sign up?


If you would like to benefit from this free support, please write to START2ACT@carbontrust.com 

so that we can reserve a place for you. Please also get in touch if you have any questions about the programme or the eligibility criteria, or regarding Carbon Trust financial support.


If you would like to read more, visit the website here.



The Carbon Trust is launching a programme called


offering energy saving consulting which

free-of-charge to young SMEs* in the UK.

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This project has received funding from

the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and

innovation programme under grant agreement

No 696069.

Only one year remains to allocate £800,000 worth of grant funding for rural businesses, communities, farmers and Foresters in Rural Surrey.


Rural Surrey Leader is calling all those who are eligible for funding to apply. Applications need to be completed by the end of 2018


Among those who have already been successful are the Award winning Silent Pool Distillers (Spiritmen Ltd) and Gray’s Dairy Farm.


Runnymede Borough is eligible for funding, although it is limited to Ottershaw/eastern areas only.  


For more in-depth information and to ensure your eligibility contact




or by email ruralsurreyleader@surreycc.gov.uk

Rural Surrey Leader Grant Funding

Full Rural Leader information PDF Rural Surrey leader

Strode’s College, part of the Windsor Forest Colleges Group, will be holding its annual Alternative to Higher Education Event on Thursday 15 March, 5.00-7.00pm.  


This event was highly successful last year in creating interest and awareness in local and National businesses.  


This is a chance to highlight career opportunities and enable students to understand the skills and qualifications required and how to apply to current and future vacancies.


All students of the Windsor Forest Group and their parents/Carers will be invited to this event who are actively looking for opportunities.  


If you would be interested in representing your company or would like further information please contact: careers@strodes.ac.uk    

Represent your business at the

Alternative to Higher Education Event at Strode’s College


Thursday 15 March 2018

Apprenticeships Work!



Find out how Apprenticeships can help you recruit new and retain existing staff!


Thursday 8th March 2018

from 7.30am to 9.30am


 Brooklands College

Weybridge Campus


 Hear from other employers about how Apprenticeships have benefitted their business


 Ensure you are making the most of the Apprenticeship levy for your business.


 Find out about accessing FREE relevant training for all of your workforce.*


 Enjoy a delicious breakfast in Brooks Restaurant.


* for companies employing under 250 employees


Email deborah.cox@brooklands.ac.uk to reserve your place


If you would like an individual consultation for your organisation,


please call 01932 797753 or email apprenticeships@brooklands.ac.uk 


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