In this issue
Work on your business, not in your business?
Business Recovery grants
Redhill based Nourish Smash funding target
Kickstart Scheme
Coast to Capital Peer Networks
Newly Launched 'Export Support Series'
Many Hand Womens Group
What's on
Online events

16 Sept 12.00-13.00 Online Learning Lunch 'Back in Business' with Steve Jebson, Business Doctors book your space now


17 Sept 10.00-11.00 Caxton Business outlook for 2020, Surrey Chambers of Commerce.  Book your space


17 Sept 14.00-15.00 Covid-19 Exit Strategy, FSB.  Book your space.


18 Sept 09.00-10.30 Outlook for the UK Economy - Florence Hubert, Bank of England, Gatwick Diamond Business.  Book your space now.


13 Oct 11.00-12.00 RH networking event book your space


21 Oct 12.00-13.00 Online Learning Lunch 'Benefits of Podacasts' with Frank Sinclair, Fit with Frank  book your space now 


Enterprise Nation Daily lunch and learn sessions with Enterprise Nation,  book your space and read the full schedule.


Web Motivation Kick start your online business various dates Book here

Funding opportunities

Business Grant finder

  • Search for grants available for your business

Coast to Capital 

  • European Structural Investment Funds
  • Growing Places Investment Fund
  • Growth Grant Programme

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

  • Business Support Grant

Business Hothouse programme

  • Invest 4 grant funding

Government Innovation Competitions

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. They 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.  They continue to drive awareness of Horley as a town and to promote local business growth.

It's quicker to report things, make payments and apply for services online.
Kickstart Scheme

If you are an employer looking to create job placements for young people, check if you can apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme.

  • Hire a Kickstarter aged 16-24
  • White heavy check markNational Minimum Wage, National Insurance and pension contributions covered for 25 hours a week.
  •  Additional £1,500 for set up, support  and training.

Find out more


If you would like to take part in the scheme but want to take on fewer than 30 new starters, find out how you may be able to get support.

    Additional £1500 for setup costs, support and training
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Work on your business, not in your business?
Wednesday 16 September 12.00-13.00



Get you and your company ‘back in business’ and build an agile, adaptable,

flexible and responsive company. This interactive webinar will bring like minded

business people together, there will be a break out session to share experiences

and meet some new business owners.Book into the Learning Lunch to get great

content ideas and virtually network with other local businesses.

Book your space now!

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Business Recovery grants

Coast to Capital announce the launch of their ‘Business Recovery Grants’ scheme,  aimed at helping small to medium sized organisations in our area recover and grow from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme is not only about boosting the local economy, but increasing job creation and retention and social value.

Key details of the scheme:

  • Application window will be open until Friday 18th December 2020
  • Total of £2.1 million funding available
  • Grant range £10,000 to £170,000 (for projects of £20,000 to £340,000)
  • Grant funding must be matched by the applicant (at least 50% of project value)
  • Grant funding must be spent on capital items only (match can include revenue costs)


Find out more 

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Redhill based Nourish Smash funding target

Nourish Coconut Macaroons and Bites are made using organic coconut, extra-virgin coconut oil, maple syrup, and other natural ingredients. They are free from gluten, grains, dairy and refined sugar. 


The company has launched a pitch on Seedrs to raise £65,000 and at the time of writing had secured 117 per cent of the goal.


The proceeds will be used to fund Nourish's next stage of growth through building its team and investing in marketing. It will also provide working capital and will allow the business to invest in sustainable packaging.

Read more.

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Other news
Coast to Capital Peer Networks

Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for small business leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

Delivered locally by the Coast to Capital Growth Hub, the newly launched programme creates diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues, this enables the discussion of challenges and provides valuable feedback to implement practical solutions to overcome them. From finance and HR to sales, marketing and more, an expert facilitator will give you the flexibility to create a trusted support network, helping to build and strengthen your business and improve overall performance.


Find out more here

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Newly Launched 'Export Support Series'

The Department for International Trade South East of England and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)’s South East Gateway to Trade project, have recently launched a comprehensive programme of virtual events. This programme is part of our new ‘Export Support Series’ to help businesses achieve export success, break into new markets and navigate Coronavirus (COVID-19) business challenges. 

Businesses in the South East of England are now invited to apply for these FREE virtual events. Places are limited and in high demand so please express your interest early. Eligibility criteria apply – please check the event registration page to find out more.


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Many Hand Womens Group

SMEF is a community organisation with charitable and company status their objective is to improve integration, develop the voice and advocate for the needs and aspirations of the multi-ethnic communities living in Surrey.


This project will address the issue of integration under three themes:

  • improving community integration through civic engagement programmes,
  • improving integration of women by providing English language sessions and
  • skills development and children’s identity and belonging

Find out more and get involved.

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