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Tuesday, 20 June 2017


Thanks to the kind support of Risbridger Ltd, Bikes Revived will be offering free bicycle safety checks, plus gears and brakes adjustments, from 10:30 - 16:00 at Risbridger Ltd, 25 Trowers Way, Holmethorpe Industrial Estate on Friday 23 June.

Any bike donations are also welcome. Look forward to seeing everyone there!

Any questions please call 07958663041.


Wednesday, 2 November 2016


Merstham FC FA Cup first round

FA Cup first round
Merstham v Oxford United
Saturday 5 November 2016
Live on BT Sport 1 from 12pm (kick-off 12.30pm)


Remember, remember the fifth of November...

Isthmian League Premier Division side Merstham’s Emirates FA Cup first round debut will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport as they play host to League One’s Oxford United.

The seventh-tier club beat Ebbsfleet United in the fourth qualifying round to reach the first round for the first time in the club’s history and have been rewarded with one of the plum ties of the round.

The Moatside, which holds around 2,000 supporters, is sold out for the match which sees Hayden Bird's men pitted against a professional side who play four divisions higher.

To put the gulf between the two sides in context, according to the 2011 census, Merstham village's population is 8,123 whereas Oxford's Kassam Stadium has a capacity of 12,500.

Find out the latest news on Merstham FC via the club's Official Website, Twitter and Facebook pages.


Wednesday, 2 November 2016


Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November 2016
Merstham Village Hall, Station Road North, Merstham RH1 3ED

Thursday 3rd Nov: 12 noon – 11.00pm
£2.00 before 4.00pm, then £3.00 until 11.00pm

Friday 4th Nov: 12 noon – 11.00pm
£2.00 before 4.00pm, then  £4.00 until 11.00pm

Saturday 5th Nov: 12 noon – 6.00pm (while stocks last)
Free admission

  • £2 returnable deposit for glass at all sessions
  • Programme included with admission
  • £1.00 discount for CAMRA members at all fee-paying sessions
  • Food available at all sessions
  • Free soft drinks available

60+ beers, ciders and perries

A full list of the beers, ciders and perries available at the festival can be found on the CAMRA Surrey website

The hall is between Merstham station and the bus stop at the Feathers on the A23 (405 bus between Croydon and Redhill) and is less than 150 metres from each. At the moment there is an RMT strike on the Friday and Saturday of the festival which impacts some services.


Wednesday, 28 September 2016


Time: 9.30-14.30
Date: Tuesday 18 October 2016
Venue: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Quadrant, London Road, Redhill RH1 1NN

"Promoting local jobs to local people"

There are still a few free spaces left for local businesses to exhibit at the Big Bang local careers event on Tuesday 18 October. This is an ideal opportunity to promote your business locally and engage with the workforce of tomorrow.

The event will have two sessions for visitors:  
The 9.30-11.00 session will be for Year 9 students from local schools who are about to make their GCSE subject choices. Clear, helpful and engaging information about career options will help them make the best possible decisions about what to study at this important stage in their education career.
The 11.30-14.30 session will be open to Year 12 and 13 students from East Surrey College, Reigate College and local schools. These young people will be thinking about entering the employment market, or going on to further study. This session will also be open to local people seeking employment.
Please contact simon.bland@reigate-banstead.gov.uk if you’d be interested in learning more about this opportunity — an exhibitor pack with more information will be sent to you.
Monday, 5 September 2016


Time: 10am-3pm
Date: Friday 30 September 2016
Venue: Copthorne Hotel Effingham Gatwick, West Park Road, Copthorne, West Sussex RH10 3EU

If you are a business looking to gain new contracts or generate sales, the South East Business Show is just for you.

This is a unique event as it unites all sectors of business and is the only marketing medium that brings the buyer, seller and products together at the same time and in the same place.

The show will provide you with a unique platform to communicate with motivated owners, directors and entrepreneurs who visit this event to find information, inspiration, advice and new ideas to help them grow or improve their businesses.

The show is in its tenth year and has been a complete sell-out for each of the previous occasions.


Find out more at www.b2bsoutheast.com

Thursday, 21 April 2016


Carol Squires, the head of business development at Surrey Chambers of Commerce, is currently working on a project with some colleagues to see how they can help local businesses recruit the staff they need easily (and for free).

In order to make sure they are doing all the right things, Carol and her colleagues are running a brief focus group on Tuesday 26 April at nTrust House, 26 Holmethorpe Avenue, Holmethorpe Industrial Estate, Redhill (1.00pm – 2.30pm) with lunch provided. The aim is to understand the sort of staff the local businesses are looking to recruit.

"It would be great if you would join us — as a local business your input would be invaluable plus it would be great to meet you. I am hoping we can make it easier for you guys to recruit the talent you need locally."
— Carol Squires, Head of Business Development at Surrey Chambers of Commerce. 

Please contact Carol Squires if you are interested in attending.
Find out more at surrey-chambers.co.uk


Wednesday, 20 April 2016


Kingston Smith is holding an Inheritance Tax seminar at Bletchingley Golf Club on Tuesday 26 April. 

Date: Tuesday 26 April
Starts: 1:30pm tea and coffee, 2:00pm start
Ends: 3:15pm, followed by refreshments
Venue: Bletchingley Golf Club, Church Lane, Bletchingley, Surrey RH1 4LP
Cost: FREE

Kingston Smith Inheritance Tax seminar flyer

Please email Wayne Hamilton, the business development exective at Kingston Smith, to arrange a free one-on-one chat.

Monday, 8 February 2016


Kingston Smith’s Redhill office is offering a free drop-in financial surgery at Max’s Kitchen between 9.30am and 2.30pm on Tuesday 9 February, Tuesday 8 March and Wednesday 13 April.

"With a wide range of SME, charity, healthcare and private clients across Surrey and Sussex, our Redhill office is a leading provider of audit, tax and accounting services across the region. With five partners and a dedicated client service team of 30 offering a full spectrum of business advice services, we are committed to helping our clients succeed."

Chat to Kingston Smith about the following:

  • Maximising growth in the most tax efficient way
  • Structuring your business to ensure income is extracted in the most tax efficient way
  • Auto-Enrolment and your obligations
  • Benchmarking your business
  • HR support and assistance

Max's Kitchen
26 Holmethorpe Avenue,
Holmethorpe Industrial Estate,
Surrey RH1 2NL

Pop Up Accountants

Kingston Smith — Redhill

Monday, 2 March 2015


The next HEA social event will again be at Max’s Kitchen on Wednesday 11th March 2015, between 5pm and 7pm. Max will once again be providing his delicious canapés, and it promises to be an interesting evening of discussion on topics close to our hearts here at Holmethorpe.

Do try to come along – get to know your neighbours and fellow business people – find out what we do as an association, and tell us what you want us to do!

Some topics for discussion on which we would like your opinions: the proposed new Holmethorpe signs, CCTV improvements and RBBC traffic warden patrols. 

Monday, 22 December 2014

The second HEA gathering at Max’s Kitchen on Wednesday 10 December was another successful evening, with a good turnout, at what will now be a regular quarterly event. We were glad to see some new faces, as well as people who have been previously.

Max did us proud with some excellent canapés, Prosecco and some unusual bottled ales as well as coffee and soft drinks.

Discussions during the evening ranged from business rates, traffic and parking issues, the Praetorian development and CCTV updating, as well as the best way to improve signage. It was good to get ideas from business people on the estate about what matters to them and what we should be concentrating our efforts on. This is an excellent forum to spend a little time away from your normal business activities and get your thoughts and ideas aired in an informal and relaxed setting. Several people took that opportunity giving us some fresh input and ideas to what businesses feel is important to them. We also signed up several new members who saw the benefit of a strong association backing them up.

Our next event will be on Wednesday 11 March 2015, so we look forward to seeing you there for more positive discussion on how we can improve the estate for all.

We will have an interesting ‘guest speaker spot’ at the next event - more details to follow.

The HEA Committee would like to wish all members and businesses on the Holmethorpe Estate a very merry Christmas and a prosperous 2015.

Friday, 7 November 2014

After the success of the last meeting at Max's Kitchen, two more meetings have been scheduled for the coming months. These dates are Wednesday 10 December 2014 at 4pm, and Wednesday 25 February 2015 at 7pm — the venue again will be Max's Kitchen.

These meetings provide information and address any concerns relating to the running and future development of the estate, as well as an opportunity to share news, ideas and generally contribute to the better good of our working environment.  

For further information about attenting these meetings and how to find Max's Kitchen, please click on the Eventbrite link provided below:

Monday, 10 November 2014


When: Monday 17 November 2014 at 7pm
Where: St Catherine's Primary School, Coneybury, Bletchingley, Redhill RH1 4PP
Speaker: Ian Northeast

Come and hear an introduction and all the latest action on building the world's fastest car.

Ian is an experienced ambassador for the Bloodhound Project Team and has given audio-visual assisted talks to a wide range of schools to help promote the unique science and engineering aspects of this inspiring project.

For free tickets, please email Ian Northeast