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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

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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

Meet the Expert: Britian in South East Asia (BiSEA) Roadshow


Date: 9 May 2018


Time: 09:30 - 15:30


Location: Southhampton


Cost: FOC



Thinking about growing your business and exporting to South East Asia?


We are delighted to welcome the BiSEA* Roadshow to the South East Region.


South East Asia is a region where economic growth and development is expected to exceed the global average for the foreseeable future.


This event will provide you with the opportunity to meet in-market representatives and discuss export opportunities specific to your business.


Take this opportunity to secure 1-2-1 appointments with experts from the following markets:


• Indonesia

• Malaysia

• Philippines

• Singapore

• Thailand

• Vietnam


Book your place today!

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An Introduction to Energy Efficiency,

Behaviour Change and Advice (half day course)

Tuesday 15 May 2018

You are invited to join us at Runnymede Borough Council Offices for this free course run by National Energy Action (NEA)*.  


The half-day course aims to provide delegates from community associations and colleagues from local authorities with a basic understanding of energy efficiency in the home, and explores the implications of behaviour change theories when offering advice to householders. The course will equip delegates with information about fuel poverty and health, the types of issues encountered by householders with meters and billing, and examine potential measures and assistance that might improve energy efficiency in the home.




This training will enable delegates to identify:


•fuel poverty and impacts on health

•implications of basic behaviour change theories

•how to use energy efficiently in domestic settings

•fuel statements, payments and assistance

•causes and solutions for condensation dampness


DATE                   Tuesday 15 May 2018

DURATION         10am until 1pm  (Tea, coffee and pastries will be served at 9.30am)


LOCATION          Committee Room, Runnymede Borough Council, Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2AH


PARKING             Multi-storey Car Park, Garfield Road, Addlestone


To book your free place now, please email joanne.williams@runnymede.gov.uk with your full name, organisation, and a contact number.  You are welcome to pass on this invitation to colleagues or contacts who may be interested.


This course is available on a first-come first-served basis as places are limited.


Closing date for booking: Tuesday 8 May.


*NEA is an independent charity, Registration No. 290511. Company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No. 1853927

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