Opportunities etc.

[If you have an opportunity that you would like to be listed, please send brief details to philip@pealnetworking.co.uk]
660: Free help to start your business [NOW CLOSED]

The Silver Academy programme is for individuals based in the South East aged 50+ who are keen to start their own business or be self-employed.  It also applies if one is struggling with a new business or facing redundancy or unemployment.  The programme [which includes monthly whole day workshops, one-to-one business clinics and a peer network] runs from November 2010 to May 2011, and there are only 100 places available.  For further details and an application form please contact Emma Dewhirst on 01483 683495 or e.dewshirst@surrey.ac.uk

659: Marketing to Businesses and Consumers in Haslemere? [NOW CLOSED]

'Haslemere Happenings' is an A4 publication in full colour that is hand delivered to nearly 9,000 households in Haslemere and surrounding districts: Hindhead, Shottermill, Grayswood and Critchmere.  This is a rare opportunity to get substantial local exposure for a very low cost and no postage/distribution expenses.  It will be distributed in October/November and the deadline for submissions is the end of September.  Prices for advertising range from £80 for a ninth of a page to £600 for a full page, and VAT will be added.  If you would like further details, please send an email to philip@pealnetworking.co.uk


Would you like help in generating some 'breathing space' with overdue VAT, PAYE or Corporation Tax payments?  This also applies to situations where previous arrangements have been successfully made under 'Time to Pay' but payments are now further behind - despite HMRC being much 'tighter' in their approach.   Please contact Philip Mendonça on philipm@peall.com for further details.

657: Commercial Property in Fleet for Rent or Sale [NOW CLOSED]

This air conditioned business unit of 9,000 sq ft is located in Church Crookham, Fleet.  It is available for outright sale, or full / partial rental and flexible terms will be considered.  The property comprises two floors, and provides a combination of office / warehousing capability.  There is parking for upto 36 cars, and the property is available at short notice.  If you would like further information please contact Philip Mendonça on philip@pealnetworking.co.uk.  A commission will be paid for any introduction that generates a sale or rental.

656: Niche Automotive Company - Opportunity to Invest [NOW CLOSED]

A niche £4m turnover company based in Surrey is looking to raise between £250k and £500k of finance in exchange for an equity stake.  The company is profitable, but has an 'overhang' from previous [now resolved] problems, and the prospects for future growth are encouraging.  If you would like further details please email philip@pealnetworking.co.uk

655: Company Purchase - Business Support Services [NOW CLOSED]

One of our contacts is actively seeking the purchase of a company in the contract based business support services sector - areas of particular interest are catering, cleaning, hygiene, kitchen ventilation, and drains.  The turnover range is £5m - £10m and turnaround situations will be considered.  The ideal location is the South East.  For further details please email philip@pealnetworking.co.uk

654: Commercial Vehicles for Sale [NOW CLOSED]

As a result of a company liquidation, there is an online auction of various commercial vehicles with original registration dates ranging from 1999 to 2006.  The bidding closes on 11th June, and further details are available at www.marriottco-auctions.co.uk


Nearly every photocopier since 2002 contains a hard drive storing copies of every document. These copiers are often leased and upgraded regularly, so you get an upgrade and your old copier is wheeled out with a hard drive full of sensitive information - these copiers are often sold in bulk overseas!  Many thanks to Rob Clark for this - he recommends that anyone interested should listen to http://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm.  Anyone concerned about the contents of their photocopier should contact their photocopier supplier and have permission for their IT department to use data erasing software on the machine's hard drive before returning them from hire.

652: Work Placement for Accountancy 2nd year Student [NOW CLOSED]

A second year Accounting and Finance student at University of Exeter is actively seeking a summer work placement, ideally in a practical accountancy or bookkeeping environment.  No payment is required for this 23 year old student who is from Hong Kong.  For further details including a copy of his CV please email philip@pealnetworking.co.uk

651: Business for Sale - Structural and Building Repair Solutions [NOW CLOSED]

One of our members has been engaged to find a purchaser for a long established business that specialises in structural and building repair, basement construction, underpinning, new build piling and foundation solutions.  The current owners are now approaching retirement age.  The turnover for last year was £3.9m and EBITDA was £471k, and the forecast numbers for 2009/10 are similar.  The business has remained profitable during the recession, and is now well placed to grow significantly as the economy recovers.  For further details please email philip@pealnetworking.co.uk