Opportunities etc.

[If you have an opportunity that you would like to be listed, please send brief details to philip@pealnetworking.co.uk]
680: Help for Aspiring Entrepreneurs in London [NOW CLOSED]

A series of 'Business Bootcamps' will be available for budding London entrepreneurs to increase their chances of success.  Launched in May 2011 and based on a similar project in New York, they will run for 12 months.  For further information and to sign up see http://www.thebusinessbootcamp.org/

679: Small office available in Godalming [NOW CLOSED]

Around 160 sq ft of furnished office space is available in central Godalming, Surrey.  Alternately individual desks can be hired in the same location, which is a grade 2 listed property just off the High Street.  For further details please email info@pealnetworking.co.uk

678: Wanted - Manufacturing or Distribution company for sale [NOW CLOSED]

One of our members is actively seeking the acquisition of a manufacturing or distribution business.  The desired turnover range is £2m - £10m and the location should be South or West London, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey or West Sussex.  For an initial discussion please call Philip on 01428 644896 or email him on philipm@peall.com

677: Run your own networking events [NOW CLOSED]

Having had a number of approaches, we are looking at working with individuals / businesses who would like an active role in running networking events.  One proviso is that new events need to be held a reasonable distance from current venues [City of London, Guildford and Haslemere].  Please contact Philip on 01428 644896 or philip@pealnetworking.co.uk to discuss further.

676: Wanted Industrical Premises [NOW CLOSED]

One of our members is actively looking to acquire industrial premises with some office space.  Ideally the location will be in a 10 miles radius of Billingshurt, West Sussex and comprise around 1,000 sq feet.  For an introduction, please call 01428 644896 or email info@pealnetworking.co.uk


There are 3 new R&D grants which come into effect on 4th April 2011: [a] Proof of Market: for market research, testing, competitor analysis etc.  The maximum grant is £25k and is for upto 60% of costs [b] Proof of Concept: for feasibility, IP protection, investigating production, assembly etc.  The maximum grant is £100k and is for upto 60% of costs [c] Prototype Development: the maximum grant is £250k and is for upto 35% of costs.  Pre start-ups, start-up companies and SMEs are all eligible for these grants, which are competitive.  For further information please email info@pealnetworking.co.uk

674: EMAIL MARKETING TOOL [free upto 2,000 subscribers]

Mailchimp is an email marketing tool that is easy to use, and has all the features one would expect from a sophisticated email marketing tool.  It is free if you have upto 2,000 subscribers and send no more than 12.000 emails a month.  For further details refer to www.mailchimp.com


This is an opportunity to access highly competitive currency exchange rates without any transaction charges, from a business that is FSA authorised and regulated.  It applies to both one-off and regular transactions, as well as businesses and individuals.  There is no minimum transaction value.  For further details see http://www.ccen.co.uk/w/ccen/splash.cfm?ID=15.  


If your business is struggling with its banking relationships, the case could be mediated [for free] by the Financial Intermediary of the South East region.  Unfortunately it looks like this service will not exist after November 2011, and may even finish in the next few months.  The Financial Intermediary will accept direct referrals from Peal Networking Club.  For further information please call 01428 644896 or email info@pealnetworking.co.uk

671: Commercial Property Opportunity, Guildford [NOW CLOSED]

This light industrial warehouse with offices is located close to Guildford railway station.  It comprises around 7k sq ft of which around half is available to let - the remainder is currently let on a flexible short term basis.  Alternately the whole property is available for sale either with or without the current tenants.  There is planning permission for a substantial redevelopment.  For further details please send an email to info@pealnetworking.co.uk