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October 2022

WMB 2022 Exhibition - booking NOW

Wednesday 12th October 2022

9.30 start for expo

Venue: Woking Leisure Centre


Members of Woking Chamber and Woking based companies can book a stand from as little as 200 + VAT thanks to the Chamber and the generous sponsorship of Woking Borough Council. Go to www.wokingmeansbusiness.com - Floor Plan to book or:Contact Paul Webster at paul@websterconsultancy.co.uk for a floor plan and stand prices. Over 20 stands already booked.

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May 2022

Member Event

Member: The Eikon Charity

Support vulnerable children in need by riding 100, 60 or 30 miles this May

Sunday 29th May 2022

From 06:00

Venue: RideLondon-Essex 100


Surrey children’s charity, The Eikon Charity, has secured a limited number of spaces in RideLondon-Essex 100, taking place on Sunday 29th May 2022. After a two-year absence, the London Classics road race is returning with a brand-new route. The charity is looking for cyclists to join them for the challenge event and help raise funds to support their critical work supporting at-risk young people in Surrey.


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All cyclists taking part in the iconic road race for The Eikon Charity will receive expert advice along the way, fundraising support and an Eikon Charity cycling vest.

The Eikon Charity asks each of its runners to fundraise £500, which will make a huge difference to children facing serious challenges, often with no one else to turn to for support. With this money the charity can provide more one-to-one support sessions, lunch clubs, youth groups, dedicated practitioners in schools and lots of other key services which give vulnerable children the support they deserve.

If you want to enjoy the experience of RideLondon but fancy riding a shorter distance, then you can find out more at https://eikon.org.uk/cycle-30-60-or-100-miles-to-help-local-children-thrive/.

Website: https://eikon.org.uk/ride-london-2022/

Register for this event at: https://eikon.org.uk/ride-london-2022/

June 2022

Member Event

Member: Woking Borough Council

Hospitality Courses in 2022

Hospitality Courses in 2022

Tuesday 7th June 2022

09:00


Woking Hospitality Alliance has teamed up with the Department of Work and Pensions to provide hospitality training courses to boost employment and fill vacancies within Woking.


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The courses will provide learners with a range of skills suitable for front of house duties and help them develop a basic understanding of good customer service, preparing and serving drinks, restaurant preparation and service for fine dining.

Contact Toni.Marsh@Brooklands.ac.uk for more information and to enrol.

Website: www.wokingworks.com/skills/introduction-to-hospitality

Register for this event at: Toni.Marsh@Brooklands.ac.uk

Member Event

Member: Woking Borough Council

Economic Breakfast with the Bank of England

Friday 10th June 2022

8am - 10am

Venue: Doubletree by Hilton Victoria Way Woking Gu21 8EW


Woking Works welcomes Florence Hubert, Deputy Agent for Central and Southern England for the Bank of England, as she delivers an economic update for local businesses. She will share Bank of England forecasts and the latest data on the UK economy. Questions from the audience are encouraged, as well as feedback, which will help the Bank of England to gauge a sense of the current localised environment and may be used in ongoing monetary decisions.


Tickets: £15.00 - non-members: £15.00 (Ex. VAT)

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Woking Works welcomes Florence Hubert, Deputy Agent for Central and Southern England for the Bank of England, as she delivers an economic update for local businesses. She will share Bank of England forecasts and the latest data on the UK economy. Questions from the audience are encouraged, as well as feedback, which will help the Bank of England to gauge a sense of the current localised environment and may be used in ongoing monetary decisions.

Website: https://www.wokingworks.com/events/2022-06-10-economic-breakfast-with-the-bank-of-england

Register for this event at: https://www.wokingworks.com/events/2022-06-10-economic-breakfast-with-the-bank-of-england

Member Event

Member: Mackrell Turner Garrett

Legal Clinic for Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Monday 13th June 2022

From 09:30 to 12:30

Venue: 1st Floor, Technology House, 48-54 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6LE


This legal clinic offers the opportunity for existing businesses or entrepreneurs looking to start a business to discuss legal issues with experts without any obligation or cost.


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We are offering appointments of up to an hour with one of our experienced solicitors to discuss any legal issues relating to your business.
For example:-
• Are you setting up a business and require assistance with your terms and conditions of business, employment contracts or website policies?
• Are you in business or starting a business with others and need some help with a shareholders agreement or partnership agreement?
• Are you having a dispute with your co-shareholders or directors?
• Are you looking to buy or sell a business?
• Do you require any assistance with an agency, distribution or consultancy agreement?
If you wish to discuss any matters of a business nature please contact:-
Marc Mediratta on 01483 746369 or at marc.mediratta@mtg.uk.net

Website: https://www.mtgsurrey.co.uk/

Member Event

Member: Mackrell Turner Garrett

Legal Clinic for People Experiencing Relationship Breakdown

Tuesday 14th June 2022

From 09:30 to 12:30

Venue: 1st Floor, Technology House, 48-54 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6LE


This legal clinic offers the opportunity for people experiencing relationship breakdown to discuss legal issues with experts without any obligation or cost.


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We are offering appointments of up to an hour with one of our experienced solicitors to discuss any legal issues relating to your divorce or separation.
For example:-
• Are you thinking of getting divorced or has your spouse said that they intend to divorce you?
• Have you started a divorce online but do not know where to start with dividing the finances of the marriage?
• Have you started mediation but are not sure of the legal implications of agreeing to certain matters?
• Have you received court papers asking you to take action and are unsure what to do next?
• Are you separating from your partner but unsure of your legal rights in respect of the home you live in?
To book your appointment please contact:-
Andrea Boulter on 01483 746 370 or at andrea.boulter@mtg.uk.net

Website: https://www.mtgsurrey.co.uk/

Member Event

Member: Awesome Tech Training

Introduction to digital marketing for small businesses - free webinar

Tuesday 14th June 2022

10am

Venue: online webinar


The range of digital marketing tools on offer these days can be overwhelming. It’s easy to find yourself paralysed into indecision, not sure which options are the best for you, or where best to focus limited resources. If that sounds familiar then this webinar is for you.

This free webinar is a ‘back to basics’ look at digital marketing specifically aimed at small businesses who want to better understand how to use digital marketing to find new clients whilst building better relationships with existing customers.


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Our focus is on small businesses who need to make sure they get the biggest bang for their marketing buck. You can’t afford to do everything so how do you decide where to focus? Book your free place on this webinar now and we’ll help you answer this and other common marketing questions.

In just one hour we’ll cover:-

What is digital marketing?
Understanding the core concepts and how marketing helps you grow your business
The elements of the digital marketing mix
Understanding the tools that are available to you as a part of your digital marketing strategy
Brief overview of the pros and cons of core digital marketing tools
Building a marketing strategy for your business
What are you trying to achieve? How to set effective marketing objectives for your business.
How to decide where to focus your efforts – choosing between the available digital marketing tools and focusing on the ones that are most relevant to your business
Documenting your marketing plan and keeping on track
Understanding what’s working and what isn’t
What are the key metrics that will tell you if your marketing strategy is working?
How to measure the success of your marketing activities and use that knowledge to refine your marketing strategy so you’re doing more things that work and fewer things that don’t
Marketing ideas for budgets of all sizes
How much should you be spending on marketing?
How to get results with a minimal budget (or even with zero budget!)
What tools is it worth spending money on and what could you be doing for free?

Website: https://www.awesometechtraining.com/event/introduction-to-digital-marketing-for-small-businesses-8/?utm_source=wokingchamber&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=digitalmarketing&utm_term=&utm_content=

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Member: Awesome Tech Training

Setting up an email newsletter in Mailchimp and integrating it with your website

Tuesday 14th June 2022

12.30pm

Venue: online webinar


Sign up for this one hour training webinar to learn how to set up an email newsletter in Mailchimp and integrate it with your WordPress site.

One of the most effective ways of marketing your business is to set up an email newsletter that you can use to send regular updates to people who are interested in hearing from you. Sign up for this webinar and we’ll show you everything you need to know in order to get started with Mailchimp.

Use code WokCHAMBER5 at the checkout to secure your £5 discount


Tickets: £25.00 - non-members: £30.00 (Inc. VAT)

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What you will learn

Setting up your Mailchimp account
What’s in the free version and what do you have to pay for?
Configuring your list settings and preferences correctly
Setting up your email newsletter list in Mailchimp
Integrating a newsletter signup form onto your website
As a popup
As a form on an existing page
As a standalone page
GDPR and privacy
Collecting consent at the point when someone signs up for your newsletter
How Mailchimp manages opt outs and bounces
Using existing data and bought lists with Mailchimp
Other Mailchimp integrations
Integrating with WooCommerce to enable newsletter sign up at the point of purchase
Integrating with popular contact form plugins

Who should book onto this webinar?

This webinar is aimed at any small business or organisation that wants to incorporate email marketing into their activities using the popular mailing service Mailchimp. We work with WordPress so we will be showing you how to incorporate Mailchimp sign ups into your WordPress site but the rest of the content will be equally relevant to any other platform you might be using.

Website: https://www.awesometechtraining.com/event/setting-up-an-email-newsletter-in-mailchimp-and-integrating-it-with-your-website-5/?utm_source=wokingchamber&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=mailchimp&utm_te

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Member: Awesome Tech Training

An introduction to LinkedIn for small businesses

Tuesday 14th June 2022

3pm

Venue: online webinar


Sign up for this one hour training webinar to learn how to make effective use of LinkedIn to promote your business.

LinkedIn is one of the most widely used social networks for professional networking, job searching and career development but it can also be used very successfully as a marketing platform for your business.

In this webinar we’ll go through the basics of getting your organisation set up on LinkedIn and how to use all of LinkedIn’s features to optimise your business’s LinkedIn presence and generate more sales.

Use code WokCHAMBER5 at the checkout to secure your £5 discount


Tickets: £25.00 - non-members: £30.00 (Inc. VAT)

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What you will learn

Introduction to social selling and how LinkedIn facilitates it
Setting up an effective LinkedIn business page
Ways to reach your target market via LinkedIn
Identifying relevant individuals and connecting with them directly
Using LinkedIn groups to talk to potential customers
Growing a following by posting useful content
How InMail and LinkedIn messaging work
Maximising your use of LinkedIn’s free options
How the LinkedIn algorithm works – who sees your content?
Overview of LinkedIn’s paid options and when you should consider using them
Premium LinkedIn accounts
Paid advertising on LinkedIn
Questions

Who should book onto this webinar?

This webinar is aimed at any small business or organisation that wants to make more effective use of LinkedIn as part of their marketing strategy and to generate more sales for their business. You may already have a LinkedIn page for your business but not be making much practical use of it, or perhaps you have a personal LinkedIn profile but no business page.

Website: https://www.awesometechtraining.com/event/an-introduction-to-linkedin-for-small-businesses-3/?utm_source=wokingchamber&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=linkedin&utm_term=&utm_content=

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July 2022

Member Event

Member: Awesome Tech Training

Basics of search engine optimisation (SEO) for small businesses

Tuesday 5th July 2022

10am

Venue: online webinar


Book your place on this training webinar to learn more about the basics of search engine optimisation (SEO) for small businesses.

Most small businesses are approached regularly by companies offering to help you appear higher in Google’s search results. Often they present SEO as a highly complex, technical process that requires a great deal of specialist knowledge, but in fact there are simple steps you can take to significantly improve the search ranking of your site yourself. Even if you decide not to do the work yourself, it’s useful to have an understanding of how SEO works when you’re dealing with SEO companies.

Use code WokCHAMBER5 at the checkout to secure your £5 discount


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Sign up for this webinar and in just one hour we’ll give you an overview of how Google determines the rankings for sites and how you can use that understanding to improve the search performance of your own site.
What you will learn on this webinar

How Google search works and what Google looks for when deciding how to rank the pages on your website
Why your content needs to have quality, relevance and context and the importance of understanding what your customers are searching for
An overview of technical SEO
Why it’s important that your site runs quickly
The critical role of mobile friendliness
Checking your site for broken links
Running on HTTPS rather than HTTP
The benefit of a strong network of internal links on your site
Why it’s important to update your site regularly
On page SEO
Understanding how search engines read the pages on your site
Creating content that search engines will understand
What is ‘thin content’ and why should you avoid it?
Optimising your images for Google
Encouraging people to click through from Google search to your site
What are meta titles and meta descriptions and why do they matter?
Using the Yoast SEO plugin to edit meta titles and meta descriptions

Who should book onto this webinar?

This webinar is aimed at any small business or organisation that wants to better understand how Google Search works and what simple steps they can take themselves to improve the performance of their site on Google.

We work with WordPress so we’ll be using WordPress examples during this webinar but the bulk of the content will be equally relevant to any other website platform so you certainly don’t need to have a WordPress site in order to benefit from attending this webinar.

Website: https://www.awesometechtraining.com/event/basics-of-search-engine-optimisation-for-small-businesses-7/?utm_source=wokingchamber&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=seo&utm_term=&utm_content=

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Member Event

Member: Awesome Tech Training

Getting started with WordPress

Tuesday 5th July 2022

12.30pm

Venue: online webinar


This webinar will give you a general introduction to WordPress. It’s aimed at people who either have an existing WordPress site that they’re not confident using it, or those who want to build a new site using WordPress and want some guidance on how to get started.

WordPress is the most widely used content management system in the world, used by almost 35% of all the websites in the world, but it’s not always the most user friendly interface, particularly for new users.

Join us for this FREE webinar to learn more about WordPress, how it works and whether it’s right for you.


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What is WordPress?
How to install and set up WordPress
Finding your way around the WordPress backend interface
How WordPress organises website content
Pages
Posts
Media
Adding new pages to your site or editing the pages you already have
Managing the look and feel of your site using themes
Adding functionality to your site using plugins and widgets
Questions

Who should attend?

This webinar is suitable for anyone wants to better understand how WordPress works, whether you’re setting up a new site or working on an existing WordPress site.

Places on this webinar are free but numbers are limited so book now to secure yours.

Website: https://www.awesometechtraining.com/event/getting-started-with-wordpress-5/?utm_source=wokingchamber&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=gettingstartedwithwordpress&utm_term=&utm_content=

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Member: Awesome Tech Training

An introduction to Google My Business for small businesses

Tuesday 5th July 2022

3pm

Venue: online webinar


Sign up for this one hour training webinar to learn how to make effective use of Google My Business within your small business.

Google My Business is an essential tool for any business that wants to improve its web presence in general and local search engine optimisation in particular

In this webinar we’ll go through the basics of getting your organisation set up on Google My Business and how to use its key features to grow your business.

Use code WokCHAMBER5 at the checkout to secure your £5 discount


Tickets: £25.00 - non-members: £30.00 (Inc. VAT)

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What you will learn

What is Google My Business?
Setting up a Google My Business account for your business
Claiming your business
Verifying your account
Controlling what information Google shows about your business
What makes an effective Google My Business profile?
The role of Google My Business in improving your local SEO
The relationship between Google My Business and Google Maps
Leveraging the features of Google My Business to drive more traffic to your website
Effective use of Google reviews
Encouraging customers to write reviews
Replying to reviews
Posting your news and events in Google My Business
Questions

Who should book onto this webinar?

This webinar is aimed at any small business or organisation that wants to make more effective use of Google My Business as part of their marketing strategy. You may already have a Googe My Business profile but not be making much practical use of it, or perhaps you’re considering setting one up from scratch and want some advice on best practice in order to enhance your local SEO.

Places on this webinar are limited so book now to secure yours.

Website: https://www.awesometechtraining.com/event/an-introduction-to-google-my-business-for-small-businesses-2/?utm_source=wokingchamber&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=gmb&utm_term=&utm_content=

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Member Event

Member: Woking and Sam Beare hospice

Woking & Sam Beare Hospice Business Breakfast

Woking & Sam Beare Hospice Business Breakfast

Friday 15th July 2022

From 08:00, to 09:30

Venue: Sam Beare Bookshop, 9-11, High Street, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8AX


Come along for a chance to meet other like-minded businesses from your local area. This event is kindly sponsored by Henchards, specialists in business exit planning https://henchards.com/


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We hope that some of our wonderful fellow Woking Chamber members can join us for our upcoming Business Breakfast on Friday 15 July at 8am - 9.30am, at our Hospice Bookshop in Weybridge, and generously sponsored Henchards, specialists in business exit planning.

This breakfast meeting will provide a friendly, relaxed and informative environment for you to network and improve your business profile whilst enjoying some pastries and a cup of coffee. As well as an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business, and network, there will also be a Q&A with Hannah Keartland, Sustainability Consultant, and an update from Woking & Sam Beare Hospice.

Please RSVP to Lucy McNally by email, business@wsbhospices.co.uk or by phone 01483 881761 before Tuesday 5 July.

Website: https://www.wsbhospices.co.uk/event/business-breakfast-meeting-2-4-copy/

Register for this event at: business@wsbhospices.co.uk

September 2022

Member Event

Member: Woking and Sam Beare hospice

Woking & Sam Beare Hospice Business Breakfast

Woking & Sam Beare Hospice Business Breakfast

Friday 16th September 2022

From 08:00, to 09:30

Venue: Clandon Wood Nature Reserve & Natural Burial Ground, Epsom Rd, West Clandon, Guildford GU4 7FN


Come along for a chance to meet other like-minded businesses from your local area. This event is kindly sponsored by Henchards, specialists in business exit planning https://henchards.com/


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We hope that some of our wonderful fellow Woking Chamber members can join us for our upcoming Business Breakfast. Kindly hosted by Clandon Wood Nature Reserve and Natural Burial Ground on Friday 16 September at 8am - 9.30am and generously sponsored Henchards, specialists in business exit planning.

This breakfast meeting will provide a friendly, relaxed and informative environment for you to network and improve your business profile whilst enjoying some pastries and a cup of coffee. As well as an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business, and network, there will also be a Q&A with Simon Ferrar, Founder of Clandon Wood Nature Reserve & Natural Burial Ground, and an update from Woking & Sam Beare Hospice.

Other Info:
Please RSVP to Lucy McNally by email, business@wsbhospices.co.uk or by phone 01483 881761 before Tuesday 30 August.

Website: https://www.wsbhospices.co.uk/event/business-breakfast-meeting-2-4/

Register for this event at: business@wsbhospices.co.uk

October 2022

Member Event

Member: The Eikon Charity

The Eikon Charity London Marathon and Virtual Marathon

Sunday 2nd October 2022

From 06:00


Take on the world’s greatest marathon however suits you and transform the lives of vulnerable young people


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Surrey children’s charity, The Eikon Charity, has secured a limited number of spaces in both the London Marathon and Virtual London Marathon, taking place on Sunday 2nd October 2022. This year, there are two ways that you can enjoy the iconic London Marathon race and give children in Surrey a safe place to turn. You can join over 50,000 runners in the streets of Central London or tackle 26.2 miles at your own pace, on a course that suits you.

All runners taking part in the iconic race for The Eikon Charity will receive expert advice along the way, fundraising support and an Eikon Charity running vest.

The Eikon Charity asks each of its runners to fundraise for either event, which will make a huge difference to children facing serious challenges, often with no one else to turn to for support.

Minimum fundraising target:
• London Marathon - £2,000
• Virtual Marathon - £300

With this money the charity can provide more one-to-one support sessions, lunch clubs, youth groups, dedicated practitioners in schools and lots of other key services which give vulnerable children the support they deserve.

Website: https://eikon.org.uk/run/

Register for this event at: https://eikon.org.uk/run/

 

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