Federation of Small Businesses

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Kier Highways and Oxted branch of Yorkshire Building Society win awards for supporting Surrey communities

A highways firm has been recognised by Surrey County Council for a scheme which puts vulnerable young people on the road to a career. Kier Highways was named one of two winners of the We Are Surrey 2019 Social Value Awards for supporting young people who are struggling to find a footing in the world … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Pfizer and Chipstead Golf Club land awards for community work

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer UK and Chipstead Golf Club were among those to secure awards for the contributions they make to local communities at an event organised by Surrey County Council. Tadworth-based Pfizer and Chipstead were named the winners of the We Are Surrey 2018 Social Value Awards at a ceremony in Egham while Playle and … Continue reading

Scheme launched to help prevent cashflow problems for smaller companies

A scheme to help prevent smaller companies suffer potentially crippling cashflow problems is being launched by Surrey County Council. Under the initiative backed by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), big firms securing new council contracts will have to pay suppliers within 30 days of being billed, matching the payment terms they enjoy*. Checks will be … Continue reading

Surrey apprentice scheme hits 500

Jack Cole is the 500th apprentice to be recruited through a Surrey County Council scheme to get teenagers into work. His digital media role with Iceberg Vision in Egham was confirmed as National Apprenticeship Week came to a close. Under Surrey’s initiative, employers receive £750 from the county council for each apprentice they take on … Continue reading

Council signs pledge to boost business

Surrey County Council has pledged to work with the Surrey Chambers of Commerce to boost business. Leader David Hodge signed the accord to promote economic growth in the county together. It comes after Mr Hodge made similar agreements with the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors. The council has already committed to … Continue reading

Surrey leader sets out how council is backing business

Leader David Hodge has set out the ways Surrey County Council is helping small firms thrive to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Speaking to national chairman John Walker and Surrey FSB members last night, Mr Hodge highlighted the steps taken to make it easier for firms to do business with the council. He emphasised … Continue reading

Canon and councils join forces on jobs for young people

Business and councils have joined forces to host an event aimed at helping young people get on the career ladder. Small and medium-sized companies are being encouraged to attend the session at Canon’s UK headquarters in Reigate on Tuesday 27 November to find out about youth employment opportunities. Surrey County Council and Reigate and Banstead … Continue reading

Surrey leader taking part in business debate

Surrey County Council’s leader is participating in a Question Time style event organised by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). David Hodge is due to take part in the session at Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth, on Thursday (12 July). He will join Andy Lee, a Lloyds TSB Bank area director, on the panel and Esher and … Continue reading

Cabinet member speaks about economic growth at Westminster event

Surrey County Council Cabinet member Tony Samuels today (25 April) spoke at a Westminster event looking at how councils and businesses can work better together to stimulate economic growth. The event also examined ways councils and firms could join forces to transform public services. Joining Mr Samuels for the discussion were Andy Bagnall, head of … Continue reading

Surrey leader’s pledge to small businesses

New Surrey County Council leader David Hodge made a pledge to help small firms at a meeting with the national head of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Mr Hodge told the FSB’s national chairman John Walker the council’s procurement team will help small businesses by making sure the process of winning contracts is easier … Continue reading


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