In this issue
Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers
Could Instagram connect you with more customers online?
Local business news
NHS Health Checks – free in your workplace
Coast to Capital launches Strategic Economic Plan
Grow your company by exporting
Could your company benefit from the Utilise Plus programme?
What's on
What's on

21 Aug 12.00-14.30 Gatwick Diamond Business - Networking at Ease, Hartsfield Manor,  RH3 7AA. Find out more 


31 Aug 11.00-12.00 Gatwick Diamond Business - Educational Seminar, Reigate Manor Hotel. Find out more


5 Sept 17.30-19.30 Redhill Business Guild, Three Central, Redhill. Let them know you're coming 


11 Sept 17.30-19.00 Banstead Business Guild, Cafe Italia. Let them know you're coming.


12 Sept 09.30-12.30 Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyer (seminar), Situation Awareness and Crisis Management, Pilgrims Academy, Redhill  RH1 5EL. Book your space now 


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


27 Sept 17.30-19.30 Morrisons R&R Connects, Reigate Rugby Club. Book your space  

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


31 Oct 09.30-12.30  Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers (seminar) Social Media needs a purpose to succeed, Ashdown Park Hotel, Forest Row  RH18 5JR.  Book your space now 


8 Nov  09.00-13.00 Employment Law and Health and Safety event with Peninsular in conjunction with Langton London Ins Brokers, Town Hall, Reigate. Book your space now 


9 Nov 09.30-12.30 Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers - Developing your presentation and public speaking skills, American Express Community Stadium, Brighton.  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


21 Nov Gatwick Diamond - Meet the buyer, Aurora Hotel, Crawley - a chance to connect face to face with some of the regions largest buyers.  Find out more 


12 Dec 12.00-14.00 Learning Lunch - Getting your message across with persuasive presentationsKevin Horlock   Book your space now

Funding and Awards

Surrey Business Awards 2018 Why not enter the Surrey Business Awards which celebrate the best businesses in Surrey?  Find out more 


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.
NHS Health Checks – free in your workplace

YMCA East Surrey is working with Surrey County Council to encourage local businesses and organisations to provide help in improving staff health and wellbeing. They recognise that healthier workforces are an asset to the employer: healthy, active staff are shown to be better motivated and take less time off sick, therefore reducing business costs and improving efficiency. YMCA East Surrey has become the preferred provider of free NHS Health Checks across the area and have already provided services to a range of local enterprises.

Free NHS Health Checks for the over 40s are available for Surrey workplaces, and are carried out by a trained health advisor who will come to your workplace. The check can tell your staff whether they’re at higher risk of certain health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke. An NHS Health Check also gives tailored advice on how to prevent these risk factors.

The check measures the following: cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index, and associated lifestyle factors such as physical activity, alcohol consumption and smoking status.

Eligibility criteria is based on nationally recognised criteria to adopt a preventative approach:

  • Aged between 40 and 74
  • Live in Surrey or registered to a Surrey GP surgery
  • Not had an NHS Health Check in the previous five years
  • Not already been diagnosed with vascular disease or treated for certain risk factors such as:
    • High Cholesterol
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Diabetes
    • Angina
    • Heart Attack
    • Stroke
    • Kidney problems

All results are sent (by agreement with the staff member) to their GP.

YMCA East Surrey can also offer checks to those who do not meet the eligibility criteria for a cost (details available on request).

If you would like to take advantage of NHS Health Checks for your staff, one of YMCA's Health Advisors can come along to your offices to do the checks. The only requirements are the use of a private room, WiFi access and a pre-prepared schedule of eligible staff (30 minutes per staff member). Please get in touch with Emma Jones on 01737 779979 to find out more.

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