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.
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.
Storytelling tips to enhance your business reputation in an information-rich environment.
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.
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.
For the many Chamber members who work in the retail sector, shops are rightly already looking very festive. But is it appropriate to decorate offices not open to the public?
The government is currently consulting on planning reform – particularly regarding permitted development & the high street which should be of interest to many of us.
There’s something for all the family at this year’s Haslemere Christmas Markets. Find out more…
Haslemere Museum has a host of festive activities planned for this Christmas with activities for all ages.
Keats Letting recently won The British Property Lettings Award 2018 for Haslemere, receiving the prestigious accolade at the EA Masters Awards at the Intercontinental Hotel on 12th October.
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 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.
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.
As part of the Museum’s 130th anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to be hosting a series of talks by our distinguished Museum patrons.
On Thursday 29 November, join Sir Rob Margetts, CBE FREng, FIChemE as he gives a fascinating talk sharing his personal experiences of doing business in Russia over the past 40 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.