ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR HASLEMERE MUSEUM DEMENTIA PROJECT

ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR HASLEMERE MUSEUM DEMENTIA PROJECT

Haslemere Museum has recently been awarded additional funding towards their innovative project to provide outreach reminiscence sessions in care homes and day centres for people with dementia. Community Foundation for Surrey has provided grants from the Cyrus Fund, The Pargiter Trust Fund and Haslemere Challice Community Fund to support this project for another year.

Improve your online visibility with Haslemere Chamber

Improve your online visibility with Haslemere Chamber

Being a member of Haslemere Chamber of Commerce gives you benefits that you might not realise. The Chamber is investing more in its website to improve the benefit to all of its members, but what does that really mean for you. Read on to learn the few simple steps that will make a difference to your business.

The BIG Awards: Entries are in – Judging begins

The BIG Awards: Entries are in – Judging begins

We have had a great response to to the BIG Awards across Waverley with some 73 entries received from a broad cross section of businesses and non profits. It now time for the judges to do their stuff and get on with their assessments.

Keeping Haslemere Great

Keeping Haslemere Great

High streets across the UK are struggling. Although Haslemere is fortunate enough to be bucking this trend with retail vacancy rates of only 3 – 5%, many retailers are under significant cost pressures. Our planning for a brighter future for our high street starts on the 20th September. We need as many constructive ideas as possible, so this meeting is open to Chamber members AND guests. Our keynote speaker will be Dr Christoph Teller – Professor of Retailing and Marketing at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey

Waverley BIG Awards – the President’s Award

Waverley BIG Awards – the President’s Award

By now I hope you are all crafting your entries for the BIG Awards.  The awards are open to all businesses within Waverley – not just Chamber members. There are 5 categories of awards and you may enter as many categories as you like. The President’s Award is for those organisations that can achieve a balance across four dimensions. Entries close on 1st September – so download your entry form here, and get writing!

Website Woes – and how to avoid them

Website Woes – and how to avoid them

Some of you may have noticed over the last fortnight that online searches for the Chamber’s website have led you instead to a Canadian pharmacist selling viagra. So yes, our website has been the victim of hackers. We have now restored the website, installed a new version of the affected plugin and moved to a more secure hosting facility.

Enter the BIG Awards for Employee Engagement

Enter the BIG Awards for Employee Engagement

If you have nurtured your workforce through Engagement, Education and Empowerment in a way that you think deserves recognition, then enter for the BIG Awards for Employee Engagement, Education and Empowerment.

Treehouse fundraisers get on their bikes!

Treehouse fundraisers get on their bikes!

A project aimed at building a wheelchair accessible outside space for patients at Holy Cross Hospital is a step closer to achieving its fundraising target.

The inaugural Brighton Capel Monster took place on Saturday 30 June and saw 47 riders cycle from Brighton to the village of Capel and back again. The total distance covered was 85 miles (125 kilometres).

What makes you special? Enter the Waverley BIG Awards

What makes you special? Enter the Waverley BIG Awards

Do you have a reputation for ‘delighting your customers’? Is it the quality of your customer service, or the quality of the product/s you sell that makes your customers happy? Do you delight your customers in person or online – or both? If you ‘delight your customers’ in a way that you think deserves reward and recognition, then enter of the BIG Awards for Customer Delight. Read why Chamber members Michelle Carrington and Tom Pearce see entering the awards as good for their businesses.

Open-air Garden Theatre at Haslemere Museum

Open-air Garden Theatre at Haslemere Museum

Chapterhouse Theatre Company will be performing an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility in the glorious setting of the Museum’s gardens on Wednesday 25 July. The theatre company is now in its 19th year of touring open-air theatre to stunning country houses, castles and heritage sites across the UK and Ireland.

July Breakfast Club Report

July Breakfast Club Report

This months’s club focused on what makes a successful business person and, by extension, a successful business. It’s all about you sending out the right signal and getting the employees, outsources support (consultants, accountants etc) and clients on board.
Whilst everyone has their own spin on things the following top 10 tips generally covered what we thought would lead us to business Nirvana!

130 Anniversary talk at Haslemere Museum – Roger Dellar

130 Anniversary talk at Haslemere Museum – Roger Dellar

As part of the Museum’s 130th anniversary celebrations, they are delighted to be hosting a series of talks by distinguished Museum patrons. These begin on Friday 27 July where you can join professional local artist Roger Dellar ROI, PS, RI, for an insightful talk about his work.

Creating a haven for local bees at Haslemere Chiropractic Clinic

Haslemere Chiropractic Clinic is feeling very proud of the colourful display in the front border of their West Street Clinic this year! Stocked with a variety of bee friendly plants such as salvia and lavender, and perennials such as geraniums, phlox and penstemons to add sustainable planting, it is looking great this year. We aim to provide a little oasis for wildlife in the centre of town, but also hope that our efforts in the front border give a little pleasure to passers by.

Hospital’s new Chief reflects on his first 100 days

Hospital’s new Chief reflects on his first 100 days

Dr Ross White the new Chief Executive of Holy Cross Hospital has given an insight into his first 100 days of heading up a hospital for patients with severe disability and complex medical needs. Dr White came to Holy Cross Hospital in February from Mildmay Mission Hospital which is an international HIV charity based in London, but with a UK focus on acquired brain injury (ABI) caused through HIV infection.

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