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.
Could your company benefit from the Utilise Plus programme?
Providing support to SMEs to save energy

The Utilise Plus programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Utilise Plus helps eligible small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) save energy, reducing their costs and greenhouse gas emissions in the process. Since starting the programme in late 2017, the programme has already helped SMEs make an estimated combined annual saving of 125 tonnes of CO2 by reducing their individual annual energy usage, on average, by 27%. It has achieved this by offering a variety of complimentary services, including:

  • Grant funding of between £1,000 to £5,000 to cover one-third of the cost of an energy saving project.
  • Energy Audits, fully funded by the ERDF, to identify energy and cost saving opportunities that SMEs can then act upon.
  • Energy Saving Workshops, outlining the business case for saving energy and helping participants create their own, unique action plans to tackle energy use in their organisations.
  • Business Networking Breakfasts, featuring expert speakers on a particular aspect of sustainability and connecting like-minded SMEs.

Sustainability Tours of interesting organisations that have implemented significant energy saving measures, to inspire.

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