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January 2018

Woking Chamber Networking - Visitors Event

Friday 19th January 2018

12 noon start

Venue: New Victoria Theatre, Peacocks, 1st Floor Bar Area


Our first Networking event of the year is a Visitors Event and is sponsored by Farrans. Get your year off to a great start at this popular event, now in its 15th successful year. Informal, friendly, professional, excellent finger buffet and a cash bar. Everyone comes at £12.50 + VAT, online or at the door.


Tickets: £12.50 - non-members: £12.50 (Excluding VAT)

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Speed Networking with Breakfast

Friday 26th January 2018

7.30 for 8.00am start

Venue: Woking Football Club, GU22 9AA


In response to numerous requests, we are running a speed networking event with a light buffet breakfast at Woking Football Club. Booking is essential for this event. Breakfast will be available between 7.30 and 8.00 so that we can start the networking promptly at 8.00am. Free parking.


Tickets: £12.50 - non-members: £20.00 (Excluding VAT)

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February 2018

Breakfast Meeting with talk on Woking1 Development

Friday 16th February 2018

7.30am for 8.00am start

Venue: Woking Football Club, GU22 9AA


Join us for breakfast
prepared by SteveTremblay, former chef to the stars, followed by a talk by
Chris White, director of property developers, Wrenbridge.The
presentation will be on Woking One, a new mixed-use development opposite the
station which includes 36,000 sq ft of offices. He will talk about
what modern occupiers want from a building and how this has been addressed by the
scheme. The website address http://wokingone.co.uk/


Tickets: £18.00 - non-members: £25.00 (Excluding VAT)

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Wrenbridge is a leading UK property company with offices in Cambridge and London.  Founded in 1993 they have been successfully developing and investing in properties across the UK for 25 years.  Geographically our emphasis is on London, East Anglia, Home Counties and the South East.

 

Woking Chamber Monthly Networking

Friday 23rd February 2018

12.00 noon start

Venue: New Victoria Theatre, Peacocks, Woking. 1st floor bar area


This meeting is sponsored by Woking Loyalty, Woking's new loyalty card scheme. Find out more while enjoying our friendly, professional networking meeting. Enjoy the excellent buffet provided by Truffles and have a drink at the cash bar.


Tickets: £12.50 - non-members: £20.00 (Excluding VAT)

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March 2018

Woking Chamber Monthly Networking

Friday 16th March 2018

12 noon start

Venue: New Victoria Theatre, Peacocks, 1st Floor Bar Area


Informal networking at its best, including excellent finger buffet and cash bar.Sponsorship available for this event....please contact Paul Webster, paul@wokingchamber.org.uk for details


Tickets: £12.50 - non-members: £20.00 (Excluding VAT)

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AGM

Tuesday 20th March 2018

6.00pm for 6.30pm prompt start

Venue: WWF Theatre, Brewery Road Woking


Don't miss the Chamber's Annual General Meeting at the excellent WWF Theatre. Get up to date with the latest news in the Chamber world, enjoy the networking and hear our special guest speaker (name to be announced) This is a FREE event

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January 2018

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Member: WWF-UK

Pledge for the Planet

Thursday 18th January 2018

From 18:00, to 20:00

Venue: WWF Living Planet Centre, Brewery Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4LL


Ever wondered what you can do in your everyday life to have an impact on the environment? Or how to inspire others to make a change for the planet?


Tickets: £5.00 - non-members: £5.00 (Inc. VAT)

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Join us to hear from Hermione Taylor, founder of Do Nation, and be inspired by some of the ways you can create change; and how making a small change to your lifestyle can have a big impact on the environment. From eating seasonably, getting on your bike or, reducing your meat intake – all of these small changes can contribute to reducing carbon emissions, improving your health and help to protect the planet too!

Tickets: £5 per person, includes soft drink on arrival
Time: 6:30, doors open at 6pm

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pledge-for-the-planet-tickets-39395687562

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Member: Big Business Events

More Leads, More Sales, More Proft

Thursday 25th January 2018

9am - 5pm.

Venue: Woolston Manor Golf & Country Club, Abridge Road Chigwell, IG7 6BX United Kingdom


As 2018 starts, we want to give you the best kick-start to the year ahead with our 1 day course 'More Leads, More Sales, More Profit'.


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As 2018 starts, we want to give you the best kick-start to the year ahead. Our first member’s event for 2018 will be focusing on “More Leads, More Sales, More Proft” and will be held on Thursday 25th December from 9 am to 5 pm at Woolston Manor Golf & Country Club, Abridge Road, Chigwell, Essex IG7 6BX.

Adam and his guest speakers will be taking you through the best ways to increase your lead generation, sell more and up your profits to make 2018 a prosperous and successful year for you and your business.

Below are just a few of the aspects that will be discussed: –

- Learn proven strategies to increase your sales.
- Explore new avenues to help you generate more leads.
- Discover how to increase your profit margins with small changes.
- Set targets and challenges and lots more.

If you would like to attend, or you would like more information, contact Mick Hull at mick.hull@bigbusinessevents.co.uk or call 01376 653147

Website: https://www.bigbusinessevents.co.uk/event/more-leads-more-sales-more-profit/

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Member Event

Member: Woking Borough Council

Community Matters Partnership Project Launch

Monday 29th January 2018

7:30 AM — 10:30 AM

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking


Woking Borough Council is to establish an innovative business-to-community project that will support the needs of the local community through two unique employee engagement strategeis - workforce volunteering and fundraising challenges.

Your are invited to attend the launch of the Community Matters Partnership Project (CMPP) Woking. Discover how partnerships between local businesses and communities can help change our Borough.


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The CMPP is a brand new social enterprise concept that is bringing together local companies and organisations to form a project designed to benefit the local community.

This concept will bring together local businesses and organisatiosn of all sizes to work together to underatnad the issues that the community here in Woking faces and the solutions that businesses and their employees can offer. This is acheived through 2 main startegies; employee fundraising days and volunteering days which will be funded by the project.

Woking has a diverse and entrepreneurial culture, bringing together such a wealth of skill, expertise and knowledge from a variety of industries. CMPP will provide the platform for business to have a real impact on the local area, implementing tangible social and economic change to benefit all of us that live and work in Woking.

Woking Borough Council is helping support the initial set up and day to day running of the project, but it is business and the community who ultimately own and guide this social enterprise.

The event will consist of a mixture of networking and guest speakers. The timings of these are as follows:

7.30am: Registration and breakfast

8.00am: Councillor Colin Kemp- Woking Borough Council

8.15am: Gina Finn- BMW Group UK

8.30am: Paul Marcus- CEO Eagle Radio

8.45am: Tracy Jarvis- Founder of CMPP

9.00am: Business Networking Session

10.00am: Finish

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-matters-partnership-project-woking-launch-tickets-41073250197

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Member: Networking Mummies West Surrey

Networking Mummies Coffee Morning

Monday 29th January 2018

From 10:00, to 11:30

Venue: Patches of Horsell Coffee Shop, 80 High Street, Horsell, GU21 4SZ


Free networking event. Come and chat with fellow business mums...


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Come and chat with fellow business mums who are all working towards growing their business. A supportive and encouraging, child-friendly group to help you develop yourself and your business.

Website: www.networkingmummies.com

February 2018

Member Event

Member: Networking Mummies West Surrey

The Get Fit Resolution - Make It Happen!

Thursday 8th February 2018

From 10:00, to 12:00

Venue: Knaphill Methodist Church, The Broadway, Knaphill, GU21 2DR


Fantastic combination of exercise and nutritional guidance plus childcare provided as required.


Tickets: £10.00 (Inc. VAT)

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Make your 'Get Fit' New Years resolution stick this year with this fantastic combination of exercise and nutritional guidance. Actual exercise classes which shall include warm-up, high impact and strength training with Sarah Urquhart of Lifetime Fitness followed by yoga with Jai Dee Yoga. Advice on how you can improve your diet in a way that works for you and complimentary refreshments.
Children shall be very well looked after courtesy of Dreamcatchers Pre-school.

Tickets £10 (including refreshments)

Register for this event at: http://www.networkingmummies.com/surreyevents_229319.html

Member Event

Member: HR Dept Woking

HR Essentials for Small Businesses

Thursday 15th February 2018

From 09:30, to 12:30

Venue: Hoebridge Golf Centre, Old Woking Road, Woking, GU22 8JH


HR and Employment Law is crucial for any business owner to be aware of. The law is the same regardless of the number of employees.

Getting things wrong or 'not knowing what you don't know' is not a defence in an Employment Tribunal.

Can you afford the risk which could amount to thousands of pounds of reputational damage?


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HR and Employment Law is crucial for any business owner to be aware of. The law is the same regardless of the number of employees.

Getting things wrong or 'not knowing what you don't know' is not a defence in an Employment Tribunal.

Can you afford the risk which could amount to thousands of pounds of reputational damage?

The aim of this Seminar is to provide a broad and practical overview of HR and Employment Law issues which any business owner or manager needs to be aware of.

This Seminar will cover the following:

Self employed, work and employee. Do you understand the differences, how and when you should use, the contracts that need to be issued and the risks of getting it wrong?

Holidays. How to calculate and ensure compliance and ensure it does not affect productivity?

Managing Absence. Sickness and what rights employees have to statutory time off for other absences eg. maternity, paternity, flexible working etc.

Discipllinary and Grievance. How to discipline staff and deal with grievances.

What the costs could be of 'getting it wrong' if you receive an Employment Tribunal Claim.

We intentionally keep our groups small to enable time for discussion and questions, therefore early booking is essential.

Website: www.hrdept.co.uk/woking

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Member Event

Member: Woking Borough Council

GDPR Breakfast

Thursday 22nd February 2018

745am - 9:30am

Venue: H.G. Wells Conference & Events Centre, Church Street East Woking, GU21 6HR


Woking Works, NatWest and Surrey Chambers of Commerce bring you critical information about the new regulations for data protection.


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While many questions still need to be answered by the Government before we are completely clear, the purpose of this event is to bring you up to speed as much as possible as it stands today.

To help us do this we are bringing together a panel of experts on 22 February 2018, to share their particular perspective on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). All four panelists will share their latest information and welcome questions from the floor.

What is GDPR?

From 25 May 2018, individuals will have the right to have their personal data erased, otherwise known as 'the right to be forgotten', in compliance with GDPR.
What does this mean for business?
In what circumstances will that right apply?
Will there be legitimate reasons not to comply?
What if explicit consent to process the data has been given?
Should third party organisations be informed of the deletion?

Currently, the maximum fines being issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are £500,000. On 25 May 2018, this will increase to a maximum of £18 million or 4% of your global annual turnover.

Personal data is one of your businesses most valuable assets. Your database is your lifeline to the success of your business and the key to on-going profitability.

Getting this right protects the reputation of your business; avoids punitive fines; engenders trust and ensures that you don’t lose out to your competition.

Website: www.wokingworks.com/gdpr

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Member Event

Member: Woking Borough Council

Woking Works Business Surgeries

Tuesday 27th February 2018

9:30am-12:30pm

Venue: Export House


Woking Works is pleased to be offering free business surgeries to Woking based businesses who have been trading for three years or more.


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The areas of expertise being covered are:
Banking and finance: loans, mortgages, insurance, investments, savings accounts
Legal: asset and wealth protection, business disputes, compliance, leasing property, corporate governance, trustees
Marketing: electronic direct mail, design, logos, social media, printed media, video
Information technology: infrastructure, applications, data management, networking, cloud-based storage
Accountancy: Taxation, wealth management, business development, auditing, strategic advice

The five companies offering the free service are Arcom IT Solutions, Barlow Robbins Solicitors, Clever Marketing, Hamlyns Chartered Accountants and NatWest Bank.

Bookings for the Woking Works Business Surgeries are on a first come first served basis, at Export House, Woking at 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am.

Our next surgeries are on Tuesday 27th February, to book as place, please register below.

If you have any questions about the Woking Works Business Surgeries, please contact us.

Website: www.wokingworks.com/surgeries

Register for this event at: www.wokingworks.com/surgeries

 

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