In this issue
Coast to Capital Funding Escalator
Learning Lunch +Google
Next Generation: Start Something! 
What makes you so different?
Disability confident event
SME Innovation Vouchers
National Apprenticeship Week Celebration at Mercedes-Benz World
What's on
What's on

14 February 10.00-12.00 Fabulous Women and Marvellous Men, Hartsfield Manor.  Find out more  


20 February 12.00-14.00 Learning Lunch What Makes You So Different?  Nicola McDonald, Attractive Marketing Learning Lunch, Town Hall Reigate.  Book your space now


21 February from 9am Redhill Micropreneurs Co -Working, Redhill.  Find out more 


28 February 17.30-19.30 Morrisons Solicitors R&R connects, Old Reigations RFC.  Find out more.


1 March 08.30-10.00 Is your business Disability Confident?  Come along and hear the benefits of taking part in the Disability Confident Scheme. Town Hall, Reigate  Book your space.


6 March 17.30 - 19.00 Redhill Business Guild, Three Central, Redhill.  E mail if you would like to go along. 


12 March 17.30-19.00 Banstead Business Guild Meeting, Cafe Italia, Banstead.  Find out more


20 March 12.00-14.00 Learning Lunch 7 Steps for Crowdfunding Success – Adrià Tarrida, Crowdfunding Consultant. Book your space now


12 June Surrey Business Expo, Surrey Sports Park, Guildford.  Find out more.


11 September 12.00-14.00 Learning Lunch How Artificial Intelligence in Finance can support your business – Esther Guy & Natasha Baker, A4C Group. Book your space now.

16 October 12.00-14.00 Getting the most from LinkedIn
 with the ever-popular Emma Turner, My Social Secretary.  Book your space now


13 November  11.00-14.00 Learning Lunch + Google Digital Garage Comes to Reigate and Banstead - Book your space now


Join your local Business Guild


Business Guilds are a great way to be part of your local business community. 


Banstead - fully committed to helping Banstead become the most vibrant village in Surrey in which to live and work, we are a group of local businesses that recognise our responsibility to the greater community.

Redhill -
enhancing Redhill as a place to live, work and do business.

Reigate -
a local united voluntary voice from the business community, promoting commerce, events, activities and opportunities for the benefit of Reigate.


Horley Association of Traders - HATs is an open group that all traders and members of the public can join. We continue to drive awareness of Horley as a town and to promote local business growth.



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? 


Successful business grant applicants will also receive one year's membership to Enterprise Nation 


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.
What makes you so different?
Learning Lunch 20 February 12-2pm

Don't miss our next Learning Lunch, come along and hear the ever popular Nicola Macdonald, Attractive Marketing talk about the benefits of creating a benefit statement to market your business.  Nicola is a qualified marketer with lots of experience to share from working with SMEs.

She created Attractive Marketing because helping small business owners to promote and market their products and services makes her leap out of bed in the morning!

Book your space now.

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Disability confident event
Find out more and sign up

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.  Come and join MP Crispin Blunt and other local employers to hear how your company can benefit from the Disability Confident scheme, on 1 March at 8.30am at the Town Hall, Reigate. Hear how large employer, East Surrey Hospital, has been able to recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions for their skills and talents.


Book your space 

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Coast to Capital Funding Escalator
Is your ambitious SME looking to grow?

The Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership has committed £5m of capital to create a funding escalator comprising a loan scheme and an equity fund managed by The FSE Group. If you are an ambitious SME based in the Coast to Capital region with the potential to deliver high growth and employment opportunities, you may be eligible to apply. Closing 22 February. 

  • Coast to Capital Expansion Loan Scheme
  • Loan Amount: £50,000 – £500,000 Loan Term: Up to 4 years

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Learning Lunch +Google
Google Digital Garage comes to Reigate & Banstead

On Wednesday 13 November 11-2pm we have a Learning Lunch + session, staring at 11am allowing more time for content.  Presenters from Google Digital Garage will be coming along to up-skill your digital knowledge, you will then have an opportunity to network with other local businesses over lunch.

Learn how to write a social media strategy and how to write for social media.  Tickets to this event are limited and already going fast book today!

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Next Generation: Start Something! 
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing" Walt Disney 

Enterprise Nation have launched a campaign with free events across the UK to help aspiring young entrepreneurs aged 16-30 to start a business.  Find out more.

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Other news
SME Innovation Vouchers
Would your company benefit from a collaboration with the University of Surrey?

Why not apply for a SME innovation voucher. The 2019 Innovation Voucher Scheme aims to cultivate closer ties between UK SMEs and the University of Surrey. The vouchers allow SMEs to address complex challenges, drive product innovation and accelerate business growth by harnessing the University’s world-leading academic expertise and state-of-the-art facilities.

Please e-mail the scheme manager, Dan Bance, to discuss your business needs and potential areas of collaboration with the University of Surrey. 

Find out more.

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National Apprenticeship Week Celebration at Mercedes-Benz World

Join the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Association of Learning Providers in Surrey (ALPS) for the annual celebration of National Apprenticeship Week. Anne Milton MP and Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships will address attendees. The celebration includes breakfast and you will have the opportunity to network and visit stands in the marketplace. The event is for apprentice employers and those considering employing an apprentice. 


Friday 8 March - 8am-10am - Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands Drive, Weybridge - Book Here

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