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Surrey’s £50,000 to help business start-ups

Surrey County Council is investing £50,000 to help business start-ups get off the ground, grow and create jobs. It has joined forces with the Fredericks Foundation, which lends to people who may have been turned down for a bank loan. The money will be used to call on the charity’s expertise with the aim of … Continue reading

Council joins scheme to boost business

Following the announcement by Enterprise M3 of the appointment of a group that includes Surrey County Council to run a service to help businesses grow, deputy leader Peter Martin said: “Surrey and the South East packs one of the country’s biggest economic punches and this is great news for firms as they seek to continue … Continue reading

Surrey becomes Britain’s best connected county

Surrey has become the best connected county in Britain following the completion of the main part of a high-speed broadband project. The county council and BT have announced that fibre broadband coverage has been extended to more than 82,000 businesses and homes not included in commercial roll outs. Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said: “The Government’s nationwide roll … Continue reading

Social networking pioneer to speak at rural conference

Social networking pioneer Penny Power OBE is among the speakers lined up for Surrey’s Countryside and Rural Enterprise Conference next week looking at how working better together and innovation can enhance the county’s rural areas. The entrepreneur and author, who founded the UK’s first social network for business in 1998, will be speaking about digital … Continue reading

Purchasing power creates 200 apprenticeships

A Surrey County Council drive to use its purchasing power to create apprenticeships is set to hit the 200 mark. Nearly 140 organisations had committed to filling 175 apprenticeships as a condition of securing their contracts by the end of December and another 25 roles are expected to be approved shortly. Places have been created … Continue reading

Multi-million pound funding welcomed

Surrey County Council’s deputy leader has welcomed multi-million government funding as another step towards unlocking long-term economic growth. Around £9 million will go to Surrey schemes that boost businesses, improve transport links and better protect homes following a Government announcement about local Growth Deals through local enterprise partnerships (LEPs). The funding is part of the … Continue reading

Firms sign up to create more than 100 apprentice roles

A Surrey County Council drive to use its spending clout to create apprenticeships has raced past the 100 mark. Almost 90 firms have committed to fill 115 apprentice roles as a condition of securing their contracts. Places have been created across an array of sectors, including hospitality, social care and vehicle maintenance. The news comes … Continue reading

Website offering deals worth hundreds of millions launched

A new website has been launched offering firms Surrey public sector contracts worth hundreds of millions of pounds. The SupplytoSurrey site lists deals from the county council, Surrey Police, the University of Surrey and the county’s 11 borough and districts. More than 80 firms registered on the site within 72 hours of its launch. The … Continue reading

500th cabinet unveiled in project to make Surrey UK’s best connected county

Picture caption: A key milestone has been marked as the 500th fibre broadband cabinet in a project to make Surrey the best connected county in the UK was unveiled by Surrey County Council deputy leader Peter Martin. Quote: Peter Martin said: “Reaching these milestones means that thousands more Surrey businesses and residents can enjoy the benefits of this high-speed … Continue reading

Surrey drivers buy most electric cars in South East

A Surrey boom in people buying and making electric cars is set to fuel a groundbreaking partnership to boost the county’s economy and help the environment. Electric car ownership in Surrey has quadrupled in just two years to over 180 – the highest in the South East – and a summit on Tuesday will brainstorm … Continue reading

Broadband project connects more than 68,000 businesses and homes

A project to make Surrey the best connected county in the country is three-quarters of the way to being completed. More than 68,000 businesses and homes that would otherwise have missed out on the opportunity of getting faster broadband are now connected to the high-speed technology. A further 16,000 properties are due to be covered … Continue reading

Minister signs deal to boost Surrey’s economy

Surrey County Council Deputy Leader Peter Martin was on hand to witness newly-appointed Minister of State for Universities and Science Greg Clark sign a deal giving Surrey multi-million-pound funding as part of a first step towards long-term economic growth. The deal was confirmed at the Farnborough International Airshow. For more information, visit the Enterprise M3 … Continue reading

Government supports “fairer” roads funding for Surrey

A former minister and Surrey’s deputy leader have convinced the Government that the county should get a fairer deal on road funding. On the day that the Government unveils its new legislative programme in the Queen’s Speech, Surrey could be set for a bigger share of Government money after a transport minister agreed that national … Continue reading

Streetlight scheme to finish a year ahead of schedule

A scheme to replace Surrey’s night-time orange glow with nearly 90,000 brighter white lights is set to finish a year ahead of schedule. Rapid progress means just a handful of roads are left to cover in one of the country’s biggest roll-outs of smart lamps. Surrey County Council’s programme sees all 88,000 streetlights replaced or upgraded … Continue reading

Local firms win contracts worth £10 million

Contracts worth more than £10 million have been clinched by local firms since Surrey County Council launched an online initiative just over a year ago. Deals totalling £10.3 million have been secured through http://www.buildsurrey.net created as part of the county council’s pledge to ensure 60% of its spending is with local businesses. That is the equivalent … Continue reading

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