Opportunities etc.

[If you have an opportunity that you would like to be listed, please send brief details to philip@pealnetworking.co.uk]
650: Free London event with 'Boris' on 24 May [NOW CLOSED]

London mayor Boris Johnson will be chairing an event to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing small businesses.  Also attending will be the CEO of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Chair of the London Policy Unit of the Federation of Small Businesses and the CEO of Bright Ideas Trust.  It will be held at the Mermaid centre, Blackfriars on Monday 24th May from 6pm onwards.  Entrance is free, but you will need to book in advance at www.london.gov.uk/small-business-big-business-event

649: Machinery & Equipment Sale [NOW CLOSED]

A liquidation sale of sheet metal working equipment, welding machinery and related equipment is taking place by way of online auction.  The equipment can be viewed on 11th May, and offers should be submitted by 3pm on 12th May.  For further details please see www.marriottco-auctions.co.uk.


There may be a solution to issues faced by businesses with new or existing borrowing.  If for example you believe the proposed or existing terms are unfair, your case could be referred to your region's Financial Intermediary for mediation.  This new position has only been in place for a few months and the role is likely to increase in importance  whatever the complexion of the new government.  The Financial Intermediary for the South East will accept direct referrals from Peal Networking Club.  Alternately if you have been turned down due to lack of security, the EFG [Enterprise Finance Guarantee] scheme may be the answer.  If you have been turned down due to a poor credit record, we are aware of at least one lender who will consider lending in these circumstances.  And finally if you are not sure why you have been turned down, you may need to look at the financial projections again - they will need to demonstrate serviceability of both the interest cost and the monthly cash repayments.  Should you have any other queries in this area, please get in touch directly for a free assessment of your position.

647: Central Guildford Office Space [NOW CLOSED]

An air conditioned office in central Guildford is immediately available.  It is a second floor office of approximately 650 sq ft with a decked balcony, and the asking rent is £16,250 exclusive.  It is available on a new lease with terms to be agreed.  Please get in touch if you would like an introduction.

646: Retail Distributor Wanted [NOW CLOSED]

A Norwegian company is seeking a UK distributor for its high-end jewellery accessory product.  The product which is highly innovative and subject to patent protection, has been launched in Sweden, Denmark and Japan.  The distributor must be able to demonstrate a network of UK retail outlets.  Initial meetings are planned for April.  For further information please email info@pealnetworking.co.uk

645: Serviced Offices, Guildford [NOW CLOSED]

A number of fully furnished serviced offices are immediately available in a period office building in central Guildford.  They range from 2 to 10 persons, at a rental from £495 to £2,500 per month, and there is a minimum commitment of 6 months.  For further information please email info@pealnetworking.co.uk

644: Website Offer [NOW CLOSED]

A local company is offering a CMS website at a special rate.  There are no on going licence fees and no hidden extras.  If you would like further details or an introduction, please send an email to info@pealnetworking.co.uk.

643: Is your company for sale? [NOW CLOSED]

A private equity backed purchaser is actively seeking the acquisition of a business in the industrial processing, precision engineering or laboratory supplies sectors.  The preferred location is the South East, and the transaction size is upto £10m.  In the first instance please send brief details [without breaking any confidentiality requirements] to Philip Mendonça at philipm@peall.com

642: Web Manager Wanted [NOW CLOSED]

A prestigious client in the entertainment and media sector requires an experienced Web Manager.  The position is based in Doha in the Middle East, and an excellent remuneration package is offered including relocation of family if required.  The Web Manager will need to be fluent in Arabic and English, and be responsible for all aspects of the organisation's online presence.    In addition to writing, editing, and proofreading site content, the individual will also work closely with the technical team to maintain site standards with regard to new development. The Web Manager will also take part in crafting site promotions, email newsletters, and online outreach campaigns.   To express an interest in this position, please email your CV to info@pealnetworking.co.uk

641: Email Marketing Tool [NOW CLOSED]

Mailchimp is an email marketing tool that is easy to use, and has the usual features one would expect from an email marketing tool.  It is now free if you have upto 1,000 subscribers and send no more than 6.000 emails a month.  For further details refer to www.mailchimp.com