In this issue
Growing your business online to take on the international market
Local business news
Upskill your employees for FREE
Printing for local charity
New rail timetables from May 20
Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
What's on
What's on

2 May 16.00-18.30 Morrisons Solicitors Corporate Insights, A business sale case study, Prospero House, Redhill. Find out more and book your space


4 May 10.30-13.00 Gatwick Diamond Business, Croquet & Networking Lunch, Ashdown Park Hotel. Find out more


10 May 07.30-10.30 Big Breakfast at Epsom Downs Racecourse. Book your free space


16 May 12.00-14.00 Learning Lunch - Increase the profit in your business without increasing your sales – Karen Espley, The Chameleon Guide, Town Hall, Reigate. Book your space.


17 May 18.00 Bravo Networking, Red Lion Betchworth, Curry and Quiz night £12 Book your space


18 May 12.00-14.30 Gatwick Diamond Business, Networking with Ease, Hilton Hotel London Gatwick. Find out more.


23 May 08.30-10.00 Crowd Funding and Peer to Peer Business Lending, Tesla Gatwick  RH11 7ST. Book your space


24 May 17.30-19.30 Morrisons Solicitors R&R Connects - Old Reigations RFC. Book your space


25 May 12.00-14.30 Gatwick Diamond Business May Members Meeting, Crawley Town Football Club. Book your space.


4 June 08.00-10.00 Growing your business online to take on the international market, with Enterprise Nation and Department of International Trade. Book your space now


7 June 12.00-14.00 Gatwick Diamond Business Express Networking Lunch, Reigate Manor Hotel. Book your space now


12 June 17.30-20.30 FSB GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation Event) Town Hall Reigate. Book your space now


13 June 09.30-12.30 Pro Actions - Controlling your cash and increasing profitability Harlequin Theatre, Redhill. Book your space now 


13 June 12.00-14.00 Learning Lunch - Customer Service – Caroline Cooper, Naturally Loyal Town Hall, Reigate.  Book your space now

18 July 12.00-14.00 Learning Lunch -  Riding the waves of change – Joe Cheal, Imaginarium Learning & Development  Town Hall, Reigate.

Some companies struggle with the inevitable acceleration of change. If the business owners and senior management are finding it tough, their staff will too.

The focus on this brief session is ‘how to stay on top’ and we will be exploring 3 key factors: business, team and you. So, come along and discover some practical tips and thought-provoking ideas that will help you. Book your space now

12 Sept 12.00-14.00 Learning Lunch - Visual Digital Marketing, Instagram – Town Hall, Reigate. Book your space now

17 Oct 12.00-14.00 Learning Lunch - Fitness – Frank SinclairFit with Frank  Town Hall, Reigate. Book your space now


14 Nov 12.00-14.00 Learning Lunch - Managing challenging employment relationships and undertaking difficult conversations - Martin Buckland, HR at work.  Book your space now

Funding and Awards

Reigate & Banstead Business Support Grant Do you have a business based in the borough with less than four employees? Are you looking to grow?  Why not apply for our Business Support Grant of up to £1,000?


Small Business Grants Do you represent a business that has been trading for at least one year and has a turnover of between £50,000 and £500,000? has launched a free-to-enter competition called Small Business Grants, offering £5,000 every month.


Do you need start-up funding for your business?  Struggling to get funding from a mainstream provider? Have a look at responsible finance provider Fredericks Foundation, who may be able to help.


It's quicker to report things, make payments and apply for services online.
Growing your business online to take on the international market

We are delighted to be working with Enterprise Nation and the Department for International Trade to bring you this workshop, where you can learn how to grow your business online to take on the international market. There are three great speakers, a panel discussion and the opportunity to get your questions answered.


There are limited spaces to this free event - book your space now.


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Other news
Local business news
We're a great place for business

  • Shawbrook Bank have taken a floor in Prospero house, Redhill, moving from Dorking. Shawbrook chief executive Steve Patemen said: "We are a growing bank and firmly believe that the best way to support small and medium-sized businesses across the country is by being physically present within the regional economies in which they operate. Prospero is a fantastic building and its location will give us a great base for our Regional Business Centre, as well as some key Specialist Asset Finance teams and supporting functions." Find out more.
  • Westridge Construction Ltd opened their new regional Surrey office in Redhill on March 20.  The opening signifies the continued development and growth of their business across the South of the UK, following long-standing success in the area served by existing offices in Sussex and Kent. The positioning of the new office enables them to provide a more local service to valued clients in the Surrey area. Find out more.
  • Renascience Pharma, a UK based pharmaceuticals company establishing themselves in the area ,have taken over the lease of a unit in Horley's Gatwick Metro Centre estate. Find out more. 
  • Oliver Bonas, Waterstones and Modain Pelle have all recently opened new shops in Reigate. Mint Velvet have also relocated to a larger unit. 
  • Eurochange have opened in The Belfry Shopping Centre, Redhill. 


  • To Jellyfish for winning the Recommended Agency Register (RAR) award for Data
  • To Space Time Media, who have an office in Reigate, on winning two awards at the Recommended Agency Register (RAR) award for Media Buying and Service Delivery. 
  • To Shawbrook Bank for being named as a finalist in the Credit Strategy - Credit Awards 2018 for their white label car finance product, RAC flexiloan. Read more
  • To Monty Bojangles for their Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade for outstanding short term growth.
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Upskill your employees for FREE
Over 30 different distance learning courses available

Supporting staff through training is proven to increase employee engagement, motivation and job satisfaction – as well as staff retention.
Whether you want to make your business more efficient or improve customer services, Crawley College have a range of free distance learning courses that can help you meet your goals.


Find out more

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Printing for local charity
Redhill and Reigate Live at Home Scheme

Redhill and Reigate Live at Home Scheme is looking for a company that might be willing to either print a quarterly newsletter or print an annual report for June 20.  If you feel your company may be able to help please contact.  Tanya Stafford, Live at Home Manager, Reigate & Redhill Live at Home Scheme.

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New rail timetables from May 20

From 20 May, entirely new timetables will be introduced for Great Northern, Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express. This means that many passengers who use these services to get to work, school, or anywhere else may be affected as their usual journey time or pattern is likely to change.  It is part of the biggest train timetable change in decades and is necessary to help increase capacity and improve reliability on the busiest part of the UK rail network. Check your new timetable.

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Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

The Government have announced a £67m nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.  Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit capable connection.  Businesses can claim up to £3,000 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme as part of a group project which also includes businesses, and can claim for a voucher of a value of up to £500. The scheme is operated and administered by BDUK. Find out more about the scheme, eligibility requirements and how to apply.

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