Growth Relationship Associate
Mole Valley is a local government district in Surrey, England. Its council is based in Dorking. The other town in the district is Leatherhead. The largest villages are Ashtead, Fetcham and Great Bookham, in the northern third of the district.
Our Growth Relationship Manager for Mole Valley is Fiona Anderson.
According to NOMIS there are 5,430 enterprises based in the district of Mole Valley.
The most represented sectors are:
Key businesses registered or based in the Mole Valley district include:
Growth Hub Services
The Coast to Capital Growth Hub team provides fully funded advice, support, investment and strategic leadership to help small and medium sized enterprises drive sustainable business success and regional economic growth in Mole Valley.
We do this by:
The Growth Advisers
The Growth Advisers provide you with long term free and impartial support. As part of their support they can undertake analysis to diagnose key areas of business improvement, helping you to unlock potential in your business operations.
The Growth Champions are a network of consultants, all experts in their respected fields. The network can provide specialist support for businesses to unlock further growth. Coast to Capital are able to fully fund a day of specialist support from this Network.
GROWTHmapper Diagnostics & DNAsix
The Growth Advisers can provide comprehensive business diagnostics through GROWTHmapper which includes a set of assessment questions designed to underpin coaching and advice, as well as a digital coaching programme ‘DNAsix’ that can help your business survive, compete and ultimately thrive in today’s digital marketplace.
Investment in the Coast to Capital area
The Growth Hub supports investment enquiries and opportunities in partnership with the Department for International Trade and local partners. The team help identify solutions and support for existing and potential investors including those from overseas.
The Atrium Business Centre provides office and hot-desking space and virtual office services in Dorking for start ups and small firms.
Central Surrey Voluntary Action provides advice, support and training to new and established social enterprises in Mole Valley.
Invest in Surrey provides advice, support and information to help firms relocate to and invest in Surrey. It also provides information about commercial land and premises available to rent and buy.
For further information about the support available, go to:
For further information about the commercial premises available, go to:
Leatherhead and District Chamber of Commerce provides networking events for local small business owners. It also provides an online directory of firms in Leatherhead, Ashtead, Fetcham and Bookham.
Mole Valley District Council provides signposting to sources of advice, support and funding for start ups and small firms in Mole Valley.
Surrey Chambers of Commerce provide business advice, information, networking events and international trade services for firms across Surrey.
What sector do you operate in?
What support do you require?
Where is your business located?
Brexit Transition: Moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland
Brexit Transition: Moving goods from Great Britain to Northern IrelandClose
The UK has left the EU and new rules now apply. If your business moves goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland act now to keep your goods moving.
Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in the innovative businesses that drive economic growth. It complements Innovate UK project funding with intensive, specialist-led support for such ambitious businesses.
Each high-potential, innovative business in our portfolio benefits from the objective perspective of a dedicated innovation and growth specialist local to them. Our specialist considers a business in the round and, working closely with its leadership, identifies the most productive ways to accelerate its growth.
Recovery Loan Scheme
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A new loan scheme to support access to finance for UK business as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SME Brexit Support Fund
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Apply for a grant to help small and medium-sized businesses new to importing or exporting
Surrey Chambers | EXPORT DOCUMENTATION SERVICES
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Surrey Chambers of Commerce provides a wide range of export documention services.
Members receive 50% discount on all documentation
Surrey Chambers | International Trade Support
Surrey Chambers | International Trade SupportClose
Surrey Chambers of Commerce is committed to providing the highest quality of support and services to help your business to trade successfully overseas.
Whether you're at the beginning of your export journey, or looking to expand to new markets, our International Trade team are on hand to help with valuable support and guidance, events and training to build your knowledge and put you in front of potential customers and a range of services to benefit your business, whatever you are exporting to whichever country.
GOV.UK | Post Brexit
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New rules apply to things like travel and doing business with Europe. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family.
Webinars and videos for organisations that trade with the EU
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Importing and exporting goods
Trading with the EU
Webinars for moving goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain
Webinars for businesses in Scotland
Webinars for businesses in Wales
Cross-border trade forum
Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement
Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement Close
Agreements reached between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union
Coronavirus Grant due to National Restrictions (for closed businesses)
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Businesses that were open as usual, but then required to close due to national restrictions imposed by government may be eligible for the LRSG (Closed) Addendum schemes:
- from 5 January 2021 onwards
- between 5 November and 2 December 2020
Helping innovative high-growth SMEs through COVID-19 and beyond
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A walk through of how Innovate UK EDGE has supported high-growth businesses through coronavirus and beyond
Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme which brings together SME business leaders that want to grow and develop their organisations for future success.
Delivered locally by the Coast to Capital Growth Hub, we create diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues. Through interactive peer learning, we enable you to discuss your own challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback and implement practical solutions to overcome them.
Post Brexit - Providing Services and Travelling for Business
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Providing Services and Travelling for Business to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein
Rules of Origin: Check your goods comply to trade tariff-free with the EU
Rules of Origin: Check your goods comply to trade tariff-free with the EUClose
With a trade deal in place, UK businesses can trade tariff-free with the EU from 1 January if their products meet agreed Rules of Origin.
Videos about trading with the EU
Videos about trading with the EUClose
The linked videos cover what businesses need to know about exports and imports, customs, commodity codes and controlled goods.
The videos cover:
• Exporting And Sending Goods Outside Of The UK
• Importing And Bringing Goods Into The UK
• The Customs Clearance Process
• Commodity Codes
• Controlled Goods
Additional Restrictions Support Grants
Additional Restrictions Support GrantsClose
The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provides local councils with grant funding to support businesses that are severely impacted by restrictions, and that may or may not be in the business rates system.
Local councils can determine which businesses to support and determine the amount of funding provided from the ARG scheme.
Staying in the UK if you're an EU citizen
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Continuing living in the UK after 31 December 2020 if you're from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland. Use this tool to find out what to do and when.
Travel to Europe from January 2021
Travel to Europe from January 2021Close
Travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein will change from 1 January 2021. There are more things to do if you're travelling for business. For example, going to meetings and conferences, providing services (even with a charity), and touring art or music.
UK Nationals Living in the EU
UK Nationals Living in the EUClose
Official information for UK nationals moving to and living in Europe need to know, including guidance on residency, healthcare, driving and the Withdrawal Agreement.
(COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do
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Coronavirus restrictions remain in place. Find out what you can and cannot do.
Better Business for All - Sussex
Better Business for All - SussexClose
A Better Business for All (BBfA) programme has been developed in East and West Sussex to help businesses easily access support from regulators.
Brighton Research Innovation Technology Exchange (BRITE)
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Working to overcome difficulties drives businesses to become more creative and innovative than ever before. Using research-based insights to strengthen entrepreneurship, undertake effective innovation management and build high-performing, agile organisations has proven to be an effective approach.
Eligible SMEs can now gain access to leading innovation research, expertise and support in developing new skills and in planning the implementation of an open innovation strategy through the BRITE programme.
Business Recovery Support Sessions
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The Coast to Capital Growth Hub is providing, through our network of experts, FREE and impartial one hour 1-2-1 advice on topics to support businesses as you return to work and implement recovery plans.
Business Support Request Form
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Complete the linked form and a member of the businesses support team will get back to you.
Carbon Limiting Technologies
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Carbon Limiting Technologies works with early stage companies, corporates, investors, and government organisations to support and grow clean technology businesses in the UK and Internationally.
Through practical consultancy, management insight and knowledge of risk capital markets, CLT supports management teams to turn their technologies into profitable businesses, investors evaluate investment opportunities, corporates manage their venture portfolios and public sector bodies to deliver technology and business incubation programmes.
Carbon Trust - SME Carbon Footprint Calculator
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Calculate your organisation's emissions - for small and medium-sized businesses.
ChamberCustoms | Customs Declarations
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Customs Declarations - through the British Chamber network we have developed the ChamberCustoms advisory training and brokerage service which is delivered by the Chamber network.
There is specialist advice, training and the Chamber network is currently training and developing teams to handle Customs Declarations. These declarations will require certainty in calculating VAT and Duty liability for imports.
Climate@Sussex brings together world leading researchers from the University of Sussex and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS). Our inter-disciplinary research programme informs policy and practice on the transition to a low carbon economy and adaptation to changing climate.
Coast to Capital LEP
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We are the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). There are 38 LEPs across England. They are local business led partnerships between local authorities and businesses and play a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs.
Coast to Capital Property Search
Coast to Capital Property SearchClose
The Coast to Capital property search tool helps businesses find properties across the Coast to Capital area.
Contracts Finder lets you search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies.
Coronavirus Restart Grant
Coronavirus Restart GrantClose
The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors with a one-off grant, to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
COVID-19 Recovery Loans
COVID-19 Recovery LoansClose
The Recovery Loan Scheme supports access to finance for UK businesses as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme is administered by the British Business Bank, with loans available through a network of accredited commercial lenders.
COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021 (Roadmap)
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The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021’. This document sets out the details of the final roadmap step (Step 4) as we transition out of lockdown.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK's biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.
Guidance about signing up for the Disability Confident scheme, and how it can help your business.
Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
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Monthly and quarterly forecasts for estimated committed Domestic RHI expenditure for the next 12 months.
Energy Saving Trust
Energy Saving TrustClose
Energy Saving Trust was set up as an independent organisation 25 years ago to help consumers save energy.
Our mission has not changed, although our scope and reach has grown hugely. With the consumer at the heart, we’re continuing our work towards a smart, decarbonised, decentralised energy system.
Our insight of consumers runs deep. With expertise in energy saving behaviour, home renewable energy, transport and local energy programmes, we know how consumers work. We support businesses and organisations and encourage them to build from our insight and our unique reach with consumers.
Export Support Service
Export Support ServiceClose
If you’re a UK business selling goods or services to Europe, you can contact the UK government export support team by phone or online.
Future Fund - British Patient Capital
Future Fund - British Patient CapitalClose
Future Fund: Breakthrough is £375m UK-wide programme which encourages private investors to co-invest in high-growth, innovative firms.
No matter how insightful or exciting the vision for your enterprise may be, it is only ever the getting there which determines your success.
Global Trade Finance
Global Trade FinanceClose
Flexible working capital for UK exporters is provided by Newable Business Loans.
Unsecured, low interest rate loans up to £150K aimed at enabling a broader range of exporting SMEs to access additional working capital to help them scale – especially those in the service and software industries.
Greater South East Energy Hub
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The Greater South East Energy Hub is a collaboration of eleven Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). These LEPs are working together to increase the number, scale and quality of local energy projects being delivered across the greater south east region of England.
Local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships have a vital role to play in coordinating, facilitating and delivering the transformation of our energy system. We are working with these partners to support local energy projects, from the development stages to investment readiness.
The Growth Champion Network is a collection of consultants, all carefully curated as experts in their respected fields.
The Champions support can be used to help businesses scenario plan for COVID-19
Help to Grow: Digital
Help to Grow: DigitalClose
Take your business to the next level with the government’s new Help to Grow programme. The programme will help small and medium sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits.
You could get:
an Executive Development programme that could help you improve business performance and growth potential through Help to Grow: Management
free online advice and money off software that could help you save time and cut costs through Help to Grow: Digital
Help to Grow: Management
Help to Grow: ManagementClose
Take your business to the next level with the government’s new Help to Grow programme. The programme will help small and medium sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits.
HM Revenue & Customs: Educational
HM Revenue & Customs: EducationalClose
In line with the Government's Digital Strategy, HMRC now provides Small and Medium Enterprise education services through digital products. These educational products include e-learning packages, both live and pre-recorded webinars, bite sized tax information videos on HMRC's You Tube page as well as providing the SME Tax Widget, key messages and editorials.
Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.
We drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.
The Innovate2Succeed programme is designed to stimulate innovation, improve competitiveness and reduce the risks of and improve the efficiency of launching a new product or service.
Grant funding is available now via the new Internationalisation Fund for eligible businesses in Coast to Capital.
KTN - Energy
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KTN’s Energy Team is at the centre of KTN’s work contributing to delivering the UK’s ambitious Net Zero targets. With specialists in Nuclear, Offshore Wind, Thermal Energy Systems, Batteries, Water, Hydrogen, Sustainable Energy, Grid and Distributed Systems, Electrical Energy Systems and Solar, the team has deep expertise, powerful connections and a track record of successful projects delivering environmental and societal impact.
Lloyds Bank - International Portal
Lloyds Bank - International PortalClose
A powerful insight platform, with practical support that helps you trade internationally with your chosen market.
Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP)
Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP)Close
We need to understand your skills challenges, so as a pilot area, we can implement a new skills system fit for the future of your business.
LoCASE Grants - Surrey
LoCASE Grants - SurreyClose
Grant programmes for businesses in response to climate change
LoCASE provides grants for businesses of up to £10,000 as well as an environmental training scheme and events. Targeted business support is on offer for companies who offer 'green' or low carbon goods and services.
LoCASE Grants - West Sussex and Brighton and Hove
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The Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) programme provides businesses with a grant (that doesn’t have to be paid back) of up to £10,000.
LoCASE is delivered for Clean Growth UK members in Sussex through our South East Hub, the University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform.
National Careers Service
National Careers ServiceClose
Information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.
NatWest - Green Banking for Businesses
NatWest - Green Banking for BusinessesClose
Facing the climate challenge
We're here to support your business and your climate goals, as we all make the transition to a low-carbon economy.
New employability programme provides support for local job seekers.
New employability programme provides support for local job seekers.Close
A new programme has been launched across the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) region to support both unemployed and economically inactive local people progress to job search readiness or move into paid employment.
Overseas Business Risk
Overseas Business RiskClose
Information for UK businesses on how to identify and mitigate security and political risks when trading overseas.
Plans for Jobs
Plans for JobsClose
'Plan for Jobs' skills and employment programmes: information for employers
A range of government programmes, some of which offer financial incentives, are available for employers who are considering hiring employees, offering work experience or upskilling existing staff.
Rehab 4 Addiction
Rehab 4 AddictionClose
Rehab 4 Addiction is a UK-based addiction and mental health helpline.
They have developed a guide for mental health in the workplace
The Restart scheme will give Universal Credit claimants who have been out of work for at least 12 months enhanced support to find jobs in their local area.
We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen as a successful participant to launch and run the new Traineeship Programme in the South East of England.
Raising Funds for Your Business through Equity Crowdfunding
SINC - Monetising Innovation
SINC - Monetising InnovationClose
Building Products Customers Crave
Now more than ever, ambitious organisations need to build products that customers can't live without. The global pandemic is changing our world: how people work, travel, socialise, create, find purpose, educate, exercise and entertain themselves. Explore how your business will tap into insight, knowledge and trends to respond to the challenge - from here and now to far beyond 2020 - with a new programme of research, consultancy and support from Sussex Innovation.
Small and Medium Business Hub
Small and Medium Business HubClose
Centralised guidance for SMEs and departments on government’s commitment to support start-ups and small businesses via government procurement, and commit to paying them on time.
Surrey Chambers - Climate Change Hub
Surrey Chambers - Climate Change HubClose
An extremely useful range of services and information
Tech Nation support programmes
Tech Nation support programmesClose
Over the last few years, we’ve worked with hundreds of the UK’s leading tech companies and had the opportunity to hone our growth programme offering, to ensure the companies involved have the support, advice and connections to help your company thrive.
Whether you’re an early-stage founder trying to get things off the ground, or a late-stage CEO steering a much bigger ship, we have the perfect growth or sector programme for you.
The Business Hothouse - Commercialising Innovation
The Business Hothouse - Commercialising InnovationClose
Exploiting a new idea, a new product or a new service can lead to increased business productivity and growth. These free workshops are aimed at businesses who intend to create growth through researching, developing or using innovation.
The Business Hothouse - Developing Leaders and Managers
The Business Hothouse - Developing Leaders and ManagersClose
Developing effective leadership and management skills within your business is critical to the success of your growth strategy. This area of free support is aimed at all businesses that want to learn how to develop their team of people. At a series of free conference-style events - delivered by the University of Chichester - you will learn a range of management techniques and leadership skills. Until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, these events will be held remotely.
The Business Hothouse - Finding Finance and Funding
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Understanding how to access business funding and learning how to write and submit funding applications, could provide the investment you need to start or to grow your business. This free support is aimed at all business owners who want to raise funding to start, or to grow their business.
The Business Hothouse - How To Start A Start-up
The Business Hothouse - How To Start A Start-upClose
If you've ever dreamed of starting your own business, or if your business is still at an early stage, we can provide all the advice and guidance that you need to get that business idea going.
The Business Hothouse - Invest4 Grant Funding
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Invest4 grant funds are available to both pre-start and to growing established businesses. The type of grant fund offered is known as 'match-funding', where a business must agree to provide 60% of the required investment to which the funding body will then 'match-fund' the 40% balance.
Business grants from £2,000 to £170,000 can be secured and will be awarded through the Invest4 program managed by Brighton & Hove City Council.
The Business Hothouse - Overview
The Business Hothouse - OverviewClose
The Business Hothouse offers free support to pre-start and established businesses in the Coast-to-Capital area. From workshops to grant funding, we provide the expert guidance to get your business growing.
The Business Hothouse support program is run by a consortium of expert delivery partners based in the Coast-to-Capital area, and is funded through the European Regional Development Fund and Local Authorities.
The program offers free expert business knowledge support and access to government grant funding. It is open to pre-start and established businesses and will run until September 2022.
The Manufacturing Engineering and Technology Alliance (METALL)
The Manufacturing Engineering and Technology Alliance (METALL)Close
METALL is a well established forum for manufacturing, engineering and technology businesses in the geographical area stretching from South Surrey down to the South Coast and encompassing the so called Gatwick Diamond.
UK Business Climate Hub
UK Business Climate HubClose
Join thousands of UK Businesses tackling climate change
Businesses of all sizes around the UK are committing to do their bit to cut carbon emissions and protect the planet.
The UK government has partnered with business owners and respected climate groups to help you join them today.
Useful Brexit Helpline Numbers
Useful Brexit Helpline NumbersClose
Helplines covering a range of areas related to post Brexit advice and support
Visit Britain - Make your business sustainable
Visit Britain - Make your business sustainableClose
Being sustainable not only reduces your impact on the environment, but helps you to improve your customer experience, support your local economy and stand out from your competitors.
Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)Close
These 14 guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe. Priority actions are outlined at the top of each guide.
Be the business | Digital
Be the business | Digital Close
Be the business is a not-for-profit organisation set up by the government to support SMEs. Their website is dedicated to helping small businesses make better use of technology to drive improvements in performance
British Business Bank - Finance Hub
British Business Bank - Finance HubClose
The British Business Bank is a Government-owned, independently-run development bank that's helped more than 74,000 growing businesses find the right finance option to help them reach their next ambition.
British Business Bank - General Overview
British Business Bank - General OverviewClose
The British Business Bank is a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses.
Whether you're looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, we're delivering greater volume and choice of finance.
British Business Bank Scale Up
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Are you looking to expand rapidly, having achieved positive growth over the last 12 months?
Our SCALE UP partners could be able to help you.
British Chamber - Trade Hub
British Chamber - Trade HubClose
The British Chambers of Commerce is committed to supporting both national and international trade to enable businesses to survive and thrive in the future.
The linked Trade Hub provides useful information
COVID-19 GOV.UK Financial Support Finder for Businesses
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Find coronavirus financial support for your business through using this Gov.uk business support finder
Create a COVID-19 NHS QR code for your venue
Create a COVID-19 NHS QR code for your venueClose
Use this service to create a QR code for display in your venue.
Delaying Declarations For EU Goods From 1 January 2021
Delaying Declarations For EU Goods From 1 January 2021Close
Check if you can record goods in your own records and give HMRC the information up to 6 months later.
Exporting is GREAT
Exporting is GREATClose
A National Government portal for business support to help you Start, Grow or Accelerate
Funding Options is a business finance matchmaker. Find the right finance from more than 50 of the UK's leading lenders, whether you want to raise £1,000 or £10 million. If you're looking for growth finance, business loans for working capital, commercial mortgages, invoice finance, asset leasing or something else, we can help you find it. It's completely free and no-obligation to see your funding options.
Get Someone To Deal With Customs For You
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How you can hire a person or business to deal with customs for you.
- Getting help
- Get someone to act directly
- Get someone to act indirectly
- Changes from 1 January 2021
Ingenuity - Impact through enterprise
Ingenuity - Impact through enterpriseClose
Ingenuity has been established to drive the UK's recovery, and the discovery of sustainable business solutions, to help rebuild a more inclusive economy, society and environment following Covid-19.
Knowledge Transfer Network funding round-up
Knowledge Transfer Network funding round-upClose
The funding landscape can be complex, so Knowledge Transfer Network's Emerging and Enabling Technologies teams have created a list of some of the latest relevant funding calls for the Emerging Technologies and Quantum sectors, as well as for the Electronics, Photonics, Sensors and ICT ones.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are designed to build long-lasting and mutually beneficial collaborations between the working and learning worlds.
National Business Support Helpline
National Business Support HelplineClose
You can contact the government's Business Support Helpline for free advice.
Business Support Helpline
Telephone: 0800 998 1098
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
Primary Authority is a means for businesses to receive assured and tailored advice on meeting environmental health, trading standards or fire safety regulations through a single point of contact. This ensures start-ups get it right at the outset and enables all businesses to invest with confidence in products, practices and procedures, knowing that the resources they devote to compliance are well spent.
Primary Authority is based on legal partnerships between businesses and individual local authorities. Businesses can set up their own partnership or belong to a trade association (or other type of group) with an existing partnership.
Primary Authority - Trading Standards
Primary Authority - Trading StandardsClose
At Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards we understand the risks that businesses face. In particular, having another enforcement authority challenge you (even though you think you have done the right thing) can be worrying, costly and damaging to your public image.
Sign up for the Trader Support Service
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If you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Trader Support Service will guide you through any changes due to the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Start-up Business Loans
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Loans go up in £500 increments, with a typical loan around £2,500 but can be higher.
The Good Business Club
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The Good Business Club is an alternative business network fostering collaboration, connection and confidence for small, good business owners and freelancers who want to make a difference, as well as a living.
Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme
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The Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme ensures that trade credit insurance coverage and credit limits are maintained during the coronavirus pandemic, helping businesses to trade with confidence.
Trade Tariff | Commodity Codes, Duty and VAT Rates
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Find a commodity code to classify your goods and look up duty rates, reliefs and quotas.
UK Export Finance
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UK Export Finance is the UK's export credit agency. They help UK exporters by providing insurance to exporters and guarantees to banks to share the risks of providing export finance. In addition, they can make loans to overseas buyers of goods and services from the UK. UK Export Finance is the operating name of the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD).
Workplace Pensions Employer Toolkit
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Your workplace pension questions answered - new toolkit available
Business Knowledge Network
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the Business Knowledge Network, which is aimed at all businesses and organisations who would like to meet other local businesses and organisations.
Clean Growth UK - South East Hub
Clean Growth UK - South East HubClose
Clean Growth UK catalyses clean and green innovation through access to university expertise and facilities and commercialisation and investment support.
We’re a one-stop shop for green business growth.
Through our three university hubs, we provide and broker support focused on developing innovations, commercialising ideas, and securing funding for businesses on a mission to protect the planet for future generations.
We offer in-house support, as well as connecting you with innovation and growth support available through other organisations. All of our in-house support is either free or part-funded.
To work with us, you must be a member. Membership is free, and you get access to a suite of downloadable business resources, a regular newsletter highlighting the latest regional green business opportunities and the opportunity to apply for our free and part-funded support.
Exploiting a new idea, a new product or a new service can lead to increased business productivity and growth. These free workshops are aimed at businesses who intend to create growth through researching, developing or using innovation.
COVID-19 Mortgage Payment Holidays
COVID-19 Mortgage Payment HolidaysClose
A guide to coronavirus mortgage payment holidays
Mortgage lenders have announced support if your income has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, including a repayment holiday of up to a maximum of six months. The deadline for applying for a repayment holiday is 31 March 2021.
Department for International Trade (DIT)
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The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export and grow into global markets. They provide practical support to UK businesses at home and overseas and help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK.
Through UK Export Finance they help to ensure no viable UK export should fail for lack of finance or insurance.
Google Garage offers free training to gain new skills for the digital world. You can: explore how websites work, build a strong online strategy, manage your time effectively, create a long-term social media plan and much more.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)Close
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain's national regulator for workplace health and safety. It prevents work-related death, injury and ill health. HSE is also contributing to cross-government work being coordinated by the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) to prepare the United Kingdom (UK) for exit from the EU.
HSE is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions.
Invest in Surrey
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Intelligent. Networked. Innovative.
The smart choice is Surrey.
We are looking to the future. Global innovations are happening here, providing new and exclusive opportunities for business.
Lead Out of Lockdown sessions by Sussex Innovation Centre
Lead Out of Lockdown sessions by Sussex Innovation CentreClose
A purpose-built programme of virtual workshops, original insight briefings and agile decision-making tools, facilitated by our expert advisors to help you and your team adapt to the new normal
The Association of Disabled Professionals
The Association of Disabled ProfessionalsClose
The ADP was formed in 1971 to provide a forum for disabled people to share both their problems and their experiences of successful personal development and valued work, as well as to help create conditions for other disabled people to realise their full potential.
Visit Britain/Visit England COVID 19 Advice
Visit Britain/Visit England COVID 19 AdviceClose
A link to a round-up of the latest announcements and guidance updates from the last week as provided by Visit Britain/Visit England.
Catalyst was formed to support growth and jobs by providing a flexible resource to action the to-do lists of growing companies.
Facebook is a powerful marketing tool for businesses of every size. Don't miss your opportunity to take full advantage of the platform with these free online courses and training.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK Programme
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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme is designed to provide high-quality, practical education and business support to leaders of high-growth small businesses and social enterprises across the country
Innovate UK - Business Basics Fund
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A second competition has now launched by BEIS under the Business Basics fund, with a further £2 million of funding to test innovative ways of encouraging SMEs to adopt productivity-boosting technologies and management practices.
Surrey Chambers of Commerce
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Surrey is one of the most successful and productive areas for business in the UK. It's a county that embraces innovation and is a fantastic location to run a business.
Surrey Trading Standards
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Buckinghamshire and Surrey County Council's Trading Standards team has extensive experience of advising a variety of businesses from small family companies to international blue-chip corporations. To start benefiting from our advice services, register for business advice today!
Our Business Advice Team is part of Surrey and Buckinghamshire Trading Standards and is made up of experienced and qualified Trading Standards Officers, who can help you ensure your business complies with consumer protection laws and regulations and help you maximise your profits.
Accountant Directory is a recently launched website which aims to provide the public with access to professional support and all of the information they need to make smart financial choices. As well as providing a hub of industry information and news - our nationwide directory enables you to find someone whose professionalism has been verified in accordance with our policy.
Alternative Business Funding
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At alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk we provide a free and easy way for SMEs to find alternative business funding.
The on site tool is designed for businesses with a turnover of £100,000 or more - especially those with an interest in the non-bank business funding sector.
By providing links to other websites, Coast to Capital does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available on these websites
The Angel CoFund is a £100m investment fund with objectives to back promising UK businesses and help develop the important business angel investment market.
Angel Investment Network
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Thousands of startup entrepreneurs submit business pitches to our platform hoping to raise funding and capital from business angels that they need to grow their companies. Connect with angel investors both locally and internationally.
Be The Business
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A group of business leaders today issued a rallying call for British businesses to engage with solving the UK's poor productivity at the launch of 'Be the Business', a movement which will inspire businesses to be the best they can be, providing practical tools to assist them and be a catalyst for change.
Better Business Finance
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Better Business Finance provides impartial information and support to businesses and entrepreneurs looking to develop and grow; whether the business is seeking finance, or starting out or exporting abroad, BBF is here to help.
Business Companion provides information for businesses and individuals that need to know about trading standards and consumer protection legislation. This service offers free, impartial legal guidance for businesses that sell goods and/or supply services to consumers.
Business Finance Finder - FINPOINT
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More lenders. Less hassle.
Comparing business finance made easy.
Finpoint in partnership with Coast to Capital Growth Hub, we make it easy for businesses to access finance from the UK’s largest panel of lenders.
Business in the Community
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Business in the Community is the Prince's Responsible Business Network. Our members work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to building a fairer society and a more sustainable future.
Business Propeller offers the ambitious business owner the opportunity to gain knowledge, share experiences and grow influential networks from seasoned professionals, who have all owned, started and led their own multi-million pound businesses.
Buy With Confidence
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The Buy With Confidence scheme has two primary aims: to promote and support good, reliable, local businesses; and to improve consumer protection by providing the public with a choice of businesses they can trust.
The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.
The Trust can help your organisation tackle climate change by reducing your carbon emissions and identifying growth and revenue opportunities through resource reduction initiatives, cost-saving strategies and the adoption of resource-efficient technologies.
CBI South East
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The CBI is the UK's premier business lobbying organisation, providing a voice for employers at a national and international level.
Climate-KIC is Europe's largest public-private innovation partnership, working together to address the challenge of climate change.
Commonwealth Trade Platform
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A business and trade platform designed to facilitate trade between the UK and the rest of the Commonwealth
Construction Industry Training Board
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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry. It works with construction companies to improve skills, increase competitive edge and respond to the many challenges employers face.
Country Land and Business Association SE
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The CLA is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and business in rural England and wales.
COVID 19 Job Retention Scheme
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Claim for some of your employee's wages if you have put them on furlough or flexible furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021. Find out more about how the scheme is changing.
You can no longer submit claims for claim periods ending on or before 31 October 2020.
Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent; we do this by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow.
Crowdcube is a leading investment crowdfunding platform where you can handpick the businesses you want to back and invest anytime, anywhere.
The Design Council champions great design. For us, that means design that improves lives and makes things better.
Dorking and District Chamber of Commerce
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The Chamber facilitates business networking and also works closely with other organisations. This includes Mole Valley District Council, the Town Centre Manager, the Town Forum, local community groups, and the local Press, to improve Dorking as a proposition for people to come to work, shop, visit and do business.
East Surrey Business Club
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We are a business networking group for entrepreneurs and small businesses located in and around East Surrey aiming to promote awareness of the important commercial and political issues affecting business owners. We also raise funds both for the East Surrey Conservative Association and a range of charities.
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
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Enterprise Europe Network was launched by the European Commission in 2008 and it is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized (SMEs) with international ambitions. It helps businesses across more than 65 countries worldwide to innovate and grow on an international scale.
Innovate UK EDGE, along with 600 member organisations, brings together over 3,000 business innovation specialists.
Member organisations include:
Innovation support organisations
Universities and research institutes
Regional development organisations
Chambers of commerce and industry
Innovate UK EDGE builds on the capacity and capability of Enterprise Europe Network experts to understand the local business environment in which they are operating and offer a targeted and tailored service to SMEs to access:
International partnerships – expertise, contacts and events to connect companies with international partners
Advice for international growth – expert advice for growth and expansion into international markets
The Network includes expert groups covering key economic sectors from healthcare to agri-food and from intelligent energy to fashion and textiles.
Business support for the price of two cups of coffee
Business owners have often asked us why business support can't be delivered on the same basis as cloud software and subscription movies; paid for on a monthly basis and accessed 24/7.
We've listened and acted.
You can now tap into modern business support from Enterprise Nation for only £4 per month.
Gatwick Diamond Business Association
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Established for over 50 years, Gatwick Diamond Business has been the leading voice for business and commerce in the region. Representing business, we provide a united voice to influence Local and Central Government issues. gdb is run by the members for the members. It is also financially and politically independent.
ICAEW Business Advice Service
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The ICAEW Business Advice Service (BAS) provides professional advice for owner-run businesses, startups and SMEs.
we enable businesses to receive an initial consultation at no charge from an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.
Institute of Directors - Surrey
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Here at IoD you can find the expertise and resources to reduce the burden of your workload. Whether you need up-to-date information on your competitors or one-to-one advice on board disputes.
Institute Of Export
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Institute of Export can offer your business a unique range of individual and business membership benefits and a world renowned suite of qualifications and training.
Invest in People
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Invest in People is a national quality standard which sets a level of good practice for improving an organisation's performance through its people.
Invest in People is based on three key principles:
1. Developing strategies to improve the performance of an organisation - PLAN
2. Taking action to improve the performance of the organisation - DO
3. Evaluation of the impact on the performance of the organisation - REVIEW
MDHUB is the premier peer to peer business growth network for Managing Directors and their Senior Board Directors in the South of England.
mentorsme.co.uk is Britain's first online gateway for small and medium-sized enterprises looking for mentoring services.
The free site offers businesses access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain. An easy-to-use search engine allows businesses to refine their searches according to the life stage of their business and their location in Britain.
Our objective is to help businesses find a mentoring organisation to suit their needs in a fast and easy way.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Leatherhead & District Chamber of Commerce expanded in March 2020, with the support of Mole Valley District Council, to incorporate Mole Valley as a whole and support all businesses and charities operating within the District.
We are a not-for-profit organisation run by an elected Board of Directors. Our aim is to represent, promote and support all of our members, especially during the current economic climate that is the Covid-19 challenge of 2020.
Mole Valley District Council
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Whether you are an established business seeking advice or are considering starting up a new business in the Mole Valley area, there are many organisations offering relevant and helpful information, guidance and support.
Please visit our website for these organisations under Business Advice.
Prowess - Women in Business
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Prowess is the online hub for women-friendly business support, inspiration and information. Our vision is an environment where women in business can flourish; we help women and professional advisers to gain the knowledge and tools to make that possible.
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme 5th Grant
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Find out how to claim the grant if you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19)
Start Up Donut
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Please note the Donut sites are supported by adverts, site and topic sponsors and partner organisations.
The Donut series providers do not offer a phone advice service.
Sussex Innovation (SINC) - Falmer and Croydon
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At Sussex Innovation, we help you realise your ambitions for rapid growth by supporting you through the growing pains that all businesses experience. This includes areas such as new business strategy, infrastructure, recruitment and establishing new industry relationships. We'll give you the confidence, direction and skills you need to take your business to the next level.
The Happy Start-Up School
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We run transformational programs and events for founders, leaders and teams from 1 day workshops to 3 month programs. Get in touch if you have any questions about any of the things we do or if you'd like to invite us in to speak or help bring your ideas to life.
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO)
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The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.
The Knowledge Transfer Network
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The KTN is the UK's innovation network.
The Law Society- Lawyers for Your Business
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Our Lawyers For Your Business service puts you in touch with a solicitor who can talk you through the legal issues you face and what you need to do next in a free 30-minute consultation
Trusted Contacts is a Business Networking group based in Surrey near Dorking and Leatherhead. We meet for breakfast on Friday mornings at the Burford Bridge Hotel at the foot of Box Hill close to Denbies Vineyard.
University of Brighton
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If you want to recruit talent, train your workforce or access expertise, we may well be able to help you. You could also collaborate with us on a joint venture, or get help with government funding.
We have a long history of working with businesses, education providers and public sector organisations. Talk to us to find out more.
Visit Britain Business Advice Hub
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A non-departmental public body funded by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), VisitBritain/VisitEngland plays a unique role in building England's tourism product, raising Britain's profile worldwide, increasing the volume and value of tourism exports and developing England and Britain's visitor economy.
Association of Business Mentors
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The Association of Business Mentors (ABM) is the professional association working to improve and professionalise business mentoring across the UK.
Automatic Enrolment and DC Pension Contribution
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COVID-19 guidance for employers
Changing your company registration from 1 January 2021
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The UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020. Find out if your business will need to change its company registration from 1 January 2021, and how to do this.
Coast to Capital Jobs Fuse
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SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
Coast to Capital Jobs Fuse has been launched to help employers and individuals with employment challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a joint service created by Coast to Capital LEP, Coast to Capital Growth Hub, The Education Development Trust (a prime contractor for the National Careers Service) and the Department for Work and Pensions.
COVID - 19 - trading internationally
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This advice is for UK businesses that export or deliver goods and services abroad and have been impacted by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19 Claim Back Statutory Sick Pay Paid To Employees
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If you're an employer, find out if you can use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to claim back employees' coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
- Who can use the scheme
- What you can claim
- Records you must keep
- How to claim
- Other help you can get
Find your local authority
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Find the website for your local council
Your local authority can assist with a range of services including:
Business and licensing
Health and safety
Licences and registrations
Refuse and recycling
Advice for businesses
Grants and funding
Travel and transport
Health and Safety Executive Shop Risk Assessment Tool
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This tool allows those working in small low-risk shops to do their risk assessment quickly and easily.
The Health and Safety Executive has developed this tool, in consultation with Local Government Regulation, and supports the approach for these businesses.
It enables you to produce a tailored assessment by selecting the relevant hazards and thinking about how you control them.
The assessment should take around 20 minutes.
Help and support if your business is affected by COVID-19
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Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about theâ€¯support available to help you deal with the economic impacts ofâ€¯coronavirus.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
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Appointing an ICAEW Chartered Accountant or regulated firm will ensure you get someone who is qualified, committed and accountable.
International Agreements Close
International Agreements with Third Countries during the Transition Period
Maintaining records to support NHS Test and Trace
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Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace
NHS COVID-19 App Information and Support
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Download resources to support visitors at your business or organisation.
The Business Hothouse - Business Knowledge Network
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The University of Chichester Business School runs the Business Knowledge Network, which is aimed at all businesses and organisations who would like to meet other local businesses and organisations. There is a 'Hot Topic' slot at every meeting, where we discuss a specific and current area of business.
Applying for a Moratorium from Companies House
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Applying for a moratorium under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
How to apply for breathing space to consider a rescue plan for your company, under measures to support companies and other types of business in financial difficulty.
COVID - 19 - acas advice for employers and employees
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Advice relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) provided by acas.
Legal services business owners from 1 January 2021
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Guidance for legal services business owners on preparing for the end of the transition period.
UK trade agreements with non-EU countries
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Trade agreements during the transition period
Cutting edge £31m energy innovation project in West Sussex
COVID 19 - Changes to notifying an option to tax land and buildings
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Check temporary changes to the time limit and rules for notifying an option to tax land and buildings.
- Changes to the time limit
- If you are notifying an option as a business
- If you are notifying an option as an agent
EU trade marks from 1 January 2021
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Guidance for businesses and organisations holding EU trade marks at the end of the transition period.
Claim capital allowances
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You can claim capital allowances when you buy assets that you keep to use in your business.
COVID 19 - NHS Guidance
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Advice for everyone
Advice for people at high risk
Symptoms and what to do
Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms
Staying alert and safe (social distancing)
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The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect our NHS.
This video looks at how to find out the commodity code classification for your goods and why you need to use a commodity code
This video looks at the types of goods that are classed as controlled and what to do if you import or export controlled goods
H&S ABC - An easy guide to health & safety
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Route to Net Zero - Carbon Trust event series
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The journey to a net zero future will be a challenging one. To succeed, we'll need to make it together. Join us as we take to the virtual road for a global series of one-day summits focusing on Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the UK.
The customs clearance process
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This video looks at the customs process you will need to go through if you are bringing in goods from overseas
Your Export Journey: Packaging and Translation
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Hear from 4 experienced exporters on how they have developed their packing for overseas markets and how they have translated important information for their overseas customers.
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