The Surrey Chambers of Commerce, supported by Surrey Heath Borough Council, Greatest Hits Radio and projectfive, are delighted to bring you our Start-Up Academy. By becoming a member of the Academy you can work alongside your peer group and grow your business. By utilising the expertise of our members, we can ensure that you will get the best advice and resources needed to develop your business and increase your network.

The Academy will take place once a month from October 26th 2020-May 17th 2021, when a graduation ceremony will take place. Key areas of business will be covered in depth, with an informative talk for the first half of the day, followed by an interactive session in the afternoon.

Running from 10am-1.30pm, you will be offered the chance to work remotely in projectfive’s office space – a great opportunity to continue getting to know your fellow cohort members and expand your network.


10:00 Arrival with networking/tea and coffee
10:30 Headline speaker opens
11:30-12:30 Networking and Lunch
12:30-13:30 Interactive session
13:30 Event close/networking

Delegates are welcome to stay on and work from projectfive’s offices


October 26th

Business Planning/Strategy and setting objectives
Richard Butcher, Stratagems

November 23rd

How to make a business successful
Mike Turner, youbecome

December 7th

Digital Media & Marketing Strategy
David Evans & Carrie Crosland, Akiko

January 18th

Sales & Negotiation
Paul Glynn, Sandler

February 22nd

IT & Cyber Crime
Steve Coburn, projectfive

March 15th

HR & Compliance
Martine Robins, The HR Dept

April 19th

Budgets & Raising Money
Daniel Morgan, Haines Watts Chartered Accountants

May 17th

Recap of learning, future support options, measure initial objectives.

The academy will be held at projectfive’s offices.

St George’s House, Knoll Road, Camberley GU15 3SY

The nearest car park is Knoll Road Multistorey Car Park, located next to Camberley Theatre

Complete our application form to see if you will be accepted as one of our inaugural Start-Up Academy cohorts.


Less than 3 years in business
Commitment to attend all sessions
£40 plus VAT commitment fee

If you are interested in finding out more about the academy and how to sign up, please contact or call 01483 735547

We look forward to having you on board.

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