Lockdown spurs Grace to launch new venture

LAUNCHING a new business can be daunting, even more so in the middle of a pandemic. But a Horsell family saw an opportunity to branch out into something new. Kiwi & Scot... Read more »

Low interest loans for key workers

A WOKING-based credit union is offering discounted loans to key workers to thank them for their efforts during the pandemic. Boom, which has an office in Sheerwater, has cut the interest rates... Read more »

New initiatives to help shoppers support local stores

TWO initiatives to encourage shoppers back to the High Street have been launched by Woking Borough Council. According to retail technology start-up NearSt, 83% of shoppers would prefer to shop locally instead... Read more »

Businesses in Ripley look to save village High Street

BUSINESSES in Ripley have come together to help save the village High Street. The Ripley Business Association is the first such organisation in the village and evolved between business owners during lockdown.... Read more »

Woking company provides training to help young people find work

A FAMILY company, based in Woking, is providing health and safety and management training to help youngsters find work in the construction industry. The Training and Consulting Services Company (TCSco) is run... Read more »

Award-winning pub reopens

A SUTTON Green pub, The Olive Tree, which was given the Travellers’ Choice Award on TripAdvisor for this year, has reopened after the coronavirus restrictions were eased and is proving as popular... Read more »

Zero Waste shop expands thanks to help from community

THE support of the local community has helped a zero-waste pop-up shop to keep going during the coronavirus lockdown and it is now expanding. For the past few months, Bare and Fair... Read more »

Enterprising traders import popular Indian fruit and veg

IT HAS been raining Indian mangoes in Woking over the last few weeks. Two enterprising women working independently have sourced and supplied the king of fruits to local families in a year when... Read more »

Indoor glamping for the ultimate kids’ sleepover

A WOKING business is providing local children with colourful sleepover parties in teepees. Jo Ballerini started the themed parties 18 months ago when a friend showed her the idea, which is popular... Read more »

Welcoming back customers to lively village pub

THE Royal Oak pub in Knaphill has reopened after the coronavirus lockdown and used the nearly 15 weeks when it was closed to make several improvements. Mark McDermott, who took over the... Read more »