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and consultations to support businesses.


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

Business Bulletin

Extended until 2015



European Social Fund

The Guildford College Group have been jointly selected to deliver three European Social Fund Contracts.


Providing Free Training to support the needs of local employers and to also support

individuals who are at risk, or have been made redundant.


Who is this training for?


The focus is to help small and medium sized businesses (SME's) in growth.

Eligible businesses, their employees and individuals, can benefit from free training tailored to their specific needs.


Previous participants have benefitted from increased employee confidence, motivation and productivity and improved loyalty retention.


The Training includes:

Leadership & management    Business Administration    Customer Service

Prince 2 (foundation)    Health & Safety   First Aid    Bespoke Training



Call the services to business team on 01483 44 85 30 or email employers@guildford.ac.uk

for more information and to find out if you are eligible for free training.

Need to UPSkill

your workforce?

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 


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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 Heathrow Business Summit

The Heathrow Business Summit is a unique opportunity for SMEs to connect and trade face to face with Heathrow’s supply chain and connect to growth opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. Heathrow is committed to using its position as a national asset for the benefit of SMEs. As the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow connects businesses up and down the UK to crucial growth markets around the world.


Why attend?


The Heathrow Business Summit provides a great platform for SMEs to get a foot in the door and capitalise on the business opportunities available at Heathrow.


Promote your business to Heathrow's supply chain through 15minute face-to-face appointments

Meet and network with exhibitor partners including the Local Councils and Chambers of Commerce.

All exhibitors actively support and guide businesses on how to connect and build trade relations into new supply chains at Heathrow.


Registration fees:


There is a registration fee of £50 per business with one delegate attending. Extra delegates are welcome to attend from the same business at £30 per person. All prices quoted exclude vat.


For more information, pricing and booking contact Claire.stepney@prospects.co.uk or click here

Heathrow Business Summit

8th November 2017— 09:00am to 16:30pm


Hilton, London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

Colne Valley Regional Park

Poyle Road, Colnbrook SL3 0FF