Haslemere news … from the Chamber and its members

Bookmark this page and check it frequently to stay in touch with the latest news about the Haslemere business community. You’ll find items from the Chamber together with news about member businesses. If you are a member, please post as often as possible to your profile page: your contributions will be added to this news feed automatically.

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.

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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.

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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... read more

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.

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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.

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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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Peter Searight – A Different Slant on Things

Peter Searight, the award winning photographer of the Remarkable Studio is holding an exhibition of his work at The Haslemere Museum from Thursday 11 October – Saturday 27 October. Chamber members are most welcome to the Friday evening preview on 12 October from 7 to 9 pm at The Haslemere Museum.

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Innovation Visual Showcased as a UK Best Practice Leader in this year’s Parliamentary Review

The Parliamentary Review promotes the setting of higher standards and greater achievements across 12 different sector titles and Innovation Visual has been included in it for its work in digital marketing. This reflects on their constant desire to improve the results for their clients’ businesses through innovating digital marketing processes and setting the best practices in the industry. As part of Innovation Visual’s on-going policy of sharing best practice and knowledge with the wider community, they are hosting another event at their offices. Continuing their programme of knowledge sharing, Innovation Visual are hosting a breakfast event on October 10th for those keen to improve on their knowledge of digital marketing.

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