Business partners' events
Find out about events in the borough aimed at helping local businesses grow and become more productive.
Upcoming business events
Surrey Business Expo
Date: Wednesday 13 June
Time: 9am to 4pm
Venue: Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford GU2 7AD
Don't miss Surrey's biggest business expo, with 150 exhibitors, six seminars and speed networking.
Visit: https://www.surreybusinessexpo.com to find out more.
Past business events
Health and wellbeing in the workplace event
The modern workplace - thriving or surviving?
On 15 May, Surrey Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with Alliotts Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, hosted an event offering an innovative look at health and wellbeing in the workplace.
The event, sponsored by Guildford Borough Council, featured speakers with expertise in a variety of health and wellbeing areas including research, government, prevention, compliance, digital world resilience and more.
The event was held at The Refectory (Seasons), Guildford Cathedral.
Business South - HR seminar
On 25 April, Business South organised an informative and interactive seminar where HR representatives and business leaders from Guildford and across Surrey came together to gain insights, share expertise and learn about their own and their employees' motivations in the workplace.
Recent statistics show that as few as one in three employees are engaged in their work. With increasing demand and pressure to reduce costs, while providing a good working environment to attract, motivate, develop and retain staff, there may never have been a more challenging time for employers.
This event included guest speakers from Hays, Skills for Business, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, Brooklands College and Guildford Borough Council. The aim was to arm HR professionals with knowledge and insights such as:
how to focus business leaders on engagement and motivation issues in the workplace
how to prioritise the things that employees and potential recruits value
understanding what tempts employees to change organisation
progress with the Apprenticeship Levy
a legal update for HR Professionals.
In an interactive session, delegates had the opportunity to better understand what their personal motivators are and how they may use this knowledge to work better with colleagues in the workplace.
The event was sponsored by Guildford Borough Council and Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.
Guildford Roll of Honour Award
Cllr Nigel Manning, Mayor of Guildford, presented the Guildford Roll of Honour award to Professor Alf Adams, at a special ceremony at the Guildhall on Tuesday 12 September 2017.
During his 50 years at the University of Surrey, Professor Adams, a distinguished professor of physics, invented the strained-layer quantum well laser which helped to pave the way for many everyday technologies including bar codes and DVDs. He inspired generations of students, some of whom have gone on to become leading physicists, such as Professors Stephen Sweeney and Jim Al-Khalili.
The Mayor congratulated Professor Adams and said "We are very proud to support the Guildford Roll of Honour, which recognises the contribution of innovation, growth and development to our borough by exceptional individuals. Those who receive the award are role models for the inventors, business leaders and entrepreneurs of the future."
A joint venture between the University of Surrey and Guildford Borough Council, the Roll of Honour Award was attended by Professor Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey, and James Whiteman, Managing Director of Guildford Borough Council.
Now in its sixth year, the award celebrates a small number of individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the economic wealth, social well-being or the artistic culture of Guildford and the surrounding region.
Pictured above, from left to right: Professor Max Lu Professor Alf Adams, Cllr Nigel Manning Mayor of Guildford, and James Whiteman.