Albert Hankers

Albert Hankers

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Albert Hankers last Thursday. Albert was the seventh President of the Chamber of Trade serving between 1994-96.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Professional Indemnity Insurance

If any of you professionals out there or anyone else providing advice for a fee you might want to know what is happening in the Professional Indemnity insurance market over the last year and especially since January 1 this year. The following might help to explain why rates are increasing and cover being restricted.

Be proactive about absence management

Be proactive about absence management

Research by Xpert HR shows that staff absenteeism is costing the economy £1.4m every year.  Some of that is a cost to your business in lost productivity, payment of statutory sick pay and overtime payments to those covering for their absent colleagues.

Runners (and drinkers) take part in the Boxing Day Run

Runners (and drinkers) take part in the Boxing Day Run

Hundreds of runners donned their trainers on Boxing Day for this year’s Boxing Day Run in aid of Holy Cross Hospital, and some of them even stopped for a pint along the way! The 3.5-mile event is organised each year by Haslemere resident Matt Dellar and takes participants along a scenic route on Hindhead Commons encompassing the Devil’s Punchbowl and Gibbet Hill.

21st century glass for a 12th century saint

21st century glass for a 12th century saint

A bespoke piece of artwork has been unveiled in St Hugh’s, which is Holy Cross Hospital’s new education centre. The backlit glass wall-art depicts St Hugh who is the patron saint of sick people, sick children, shoemakers and swans.

Camelsdale Primary School Christmas Fayre

Camelsdale Primary School Christmas Fayre

Camelsdale Primary School are holding their annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday, 24 November at 12-3pm. Anyone who has been agrees it is one of the most enjoyable local events of the year. All are invited.

Looking for a new employee?

Looking for a new employee?

With unemployment at an all time low, finding a new and suitable member of staff can be quite a challenge.  It may be very tempting to welcome with open arms the first person to apply for your vacancy but employing the wrong person can be worse than having no one at all.   Here are some hints and tips to help you ensure that the person you have found is the right person for the job.

Is Your Business Disability Friendly?

Is Your Business Disability Friendly?

Around 16% of the population has a disability.  That may be a mobility or dexterity problem or may be a hidden disability affecting breathing or perhaps requiring prompt access to a lavatory.  Not everyone with a disability uses a wheelchair or has a support dog. Here are some ideas to help your business be disability friendly and to meet your obligations under the Equality Act 2010.

BIG Awards

BIG Awards

McGowan Corporate Solutions had a great night at Lythe Hill and proud to be the insurance brokers to two winners, Dylan’s Ice Cream and Innovation Visual Ltd as well as having PAAC IT Ltd as a finalist in another category though why they didn’t win it I do not know. Judges...
Waverley BIG Awards – Awards Ceremony

Waverley BIG Awards – Awards Ceremony

Almost 200 people from across Waverley, including 30 from Haslemere got together on Friday evening to celebrate the best of Waverley organisations at the BIG Awards Ceremony. We were treat to a wonderful setting and dinner at The Lythe Hill Hotel decorated with magnificent floral arrays on each table from Marley Flowers.

Bank of England meets Haslemere Chamber

Bank of England meets Haslemere Chamber

Chamber members had the pleasure of a round table discussion with Andrew Holder, Agency for Central Southern England from the Bank of England last Tuesday. Andrew’s role is to provide a link between the Bank and organisations across Central and Southern England. He regularly meets with groups such as ours, to “take the pulse” of whats happening in the regions and to share the Bank’s financial outlook.

The Memory Museum Sessions

The Memory Museum Sessions

As part of Haslemere Museum’s innovative dementia project, they are now offering friendly, free one-hour sessions for people affected by dementia and their carers. The Memory Museum sessions will be held in an accessible yet quiet space at the Museum. The Memory Museum sessions will run on Thursday 25 October and Thursday 20 December from 11am-12noon. Places are limited, so booking in advance is essential.

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