Baking expert Jack sets up in new studios

PROFESSIONAL chef turned bread maker, Jack Sturgess, is taking his food demonstration and training business to a whole new level, as he collects the keys to his new base – the Bake... Read more »

Getting the best out of working from home

With the ‘new normal’ now making working from home a key aspect of people’s lives, Joanne Butcher – founder of award-winning Your Favourite VA – offers tips on making the most of... Read more »

Florist sounds ‘Don’t forget us’ call on behalf of small businesses

A FLORIST in St John’s has marked the Remembrance commemorations by covering its windows with paintings of poppies. Ring-a-Roses is renowned for its imaginative window displays, but because of lockdown it has... Read more »

Home care service recruiting more staff

CARE provider Right at Home is expanding its territory into the Woking area and recruiting staff for the new intitiative. Managing director Bob Thornton, manager Michelle Whittle and their team have been... Read more »

Molly’s rises from the ashes of Seafare

A FISH and chip shop that was devasted by fire is to reopen completely refurbished and with a new name. Seafare at St John’s will be serving again as Molly’s Fish ’n’... Read more »

Giving parents confidence to support children’s learning

A WOKING-based company run by a former teacher is helping parents to improve their young children’s approach to learning. TeachTalkLearn has been established by Vicky Howard to provide guides on understanding the... Read more »

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 »