Photographer has specs appeal

A 66-YEAR-OLD photography enthusiast from Woking has emerged from behind the camera to become a regional semi-finalist for Specsavers annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year award. Adrian Johnson was recently selected in... Read more »

Enterprising Woking digital business

Enterprising digital experts prove small is beautiful. A company based in Woking that provides specialist 3D scanning services and measurement has been named among the 100 small businesses in the UK to be... Read more »
BEFORE AND AFTERS – Alex draws on 10 years of experience to help ensure each job is uniquely tailored to suit the client

Local landscaper has a Flood of passion

ONE decision, a lot of graft and a little vision are helping a dedicated Woking man carve out an ever-growing name for himself. Lifelong resident of the borough, Alex Flood, founded AF... Read more »
EDDIE POWELL - who is holding the auction, owns the Sculpture Park in Churt and has been collecting art for 40 years

Eddie Powell’s collection goes under the hammer

IF YOU’RE after the real deal when it comes to art, a well-known Surrey curator, collector, sculptor and talent spotter is putting some 200 key pieces under the hammer this month. Whether... Read more »
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY – the MatchMadeinWoking event was the second of its kind

Businesses on the crest of the WAVS

THE Association of Voluntary Service held their second ‘MatchMadeinWoking’ event recently, designed to bring together local community organisations with businesses in the style of speed dating. The 1st Byfleet Scouts, Age Concern... Read more »
THE TWILIGHT DRONE – drones are not permitted at Thorpe Park in opening hours

The zoom with a view

SINCE the News & Mail reported earlier in the year how interest in a pair of magnificent men and their flying machine had been taking off, demand for the eagle-eyed entrepreneurs has... Read more »
CULTURE OF CLASS – magnificent reception and lounge area in DoubleTree by Hilton

Hotel’s multi-million pound makeover

WOKING’S Holiday Inn is currently undergoing a huge multi-million pound transformation. The hotel will relaunch as the luxurious new four-star DoubleTree by Hilton, Woking, in September 2015. DoubleTree by Hilton is a... Read more »
GETTING AHEAD – victorious young hair stylist Emma Browning

Emma’s crowning glory

A CREATIVE flare for hair put a young Chobham stylist among the enviable elite when she took first place in a prestigious national competition last week. The design techniques of the Velvet... Read more »
CHAIRMAN – Pauline Hedges

Olympic legacy is rejuvenation of West Byfleet

THE SPIRIT of the Olympics should live on in West Byfleet following the rejuvenation of the village’s business networking group. West Byfleet Business Association chairman Pauline Hedges admitted the group had been... Read more »

Decade of cuts and Valerie’s still on top

A HORSELL hairdresser’s is celebrating 10 successful years in business. Named after the owner Valerie French, the salon is a cut above the rest, which is why it is still thriving despite... Read more »