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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

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 

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



Thursday 22nd March 2018

Event from 2pm to 6pm

Reception 6pm - 8pm


Surrey Business School

Rik Medlik Building, Guildford, GU2 7XH


‘Scale up’ enterprises, contributing over £225bn to UK GDP, are drawing considerable

interest because of their key role in driving innovation, productivity and economic

growth. How can such enterprises accelerate their scaling activity by tapping into

emerging digital technologies such 5G mobile, Artificial Intelligence, Distributed

Ledger Technologies (i.e. Blockchain), predictive Analytics and Robotics? And, just as

important, what’s in the ‘Pandora’s Box’ of implications for consumers, businesses and

the economy, as well as for citizens and society?


What does it all mean for enterprises?


  • Disruption vs Transformation: Are disrupters in the way or creating an

      environment to transform the way business is done?


  • Opportunities and Challenges: How should enterprises navigate the currencomplex environment, seize opportunities, gain competitiveness and growth?


  • Scaling Up with Digital: Where


Come along and hear from our keynote speakers including Stephan Thoma, former

Global Learning & Development Director at Google, who set up and ran Google

University and Martin Lindpere –Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Estonia.


If you’re looking for insights into using digital technologies for rapid Scale Up to

transform your organisation, boost productivity and economic growth then join us

and hear from leading experts as well as network with industry leads.


For more about the Digital Scale Up Event and

Executive Education at Surrey Business School:


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