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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

Over the last 6 months the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership have been looking afresh at our local economy and talking to partners about their views on what our future priorities should be.


They now want to consult more widely to continue this debate, set priorities and identify projects that can deliver for our area.


This consultation is important to us all – we know that our area has some significant strengths and our economy punches above its weight in many respects. We are home to 86,500 businesses and 2.5% of the UKs jobs. We need to ensure that we can take full advantages of our strengths, and anticipate and address the challenges our economy may face in the future. Enterprise M3 is already a great area in which to live, work and play – we have an ambition to make it even better by developing and delivering an ambitious, achievable plan for local growth to 2030.


Further details of the consultation can be found here


EM3 LEP are proud to be bold and have their sights set on even greater success – so join in the dialogue with them and have your say.


Please do tell them what you think by sending your comments to:



Please respond by 17:30 on Monday 11 December 2017

The Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a public/private partnership set up to support and sustain economic growth at a local level.


Join the dialogue & have your say on the region’s future Strategic Economic Plan


deadline 17:30 on Monday 11 December 2017

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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