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  • 24 Aug 2020 12:26 PM | Anonymous

    We would like your help. Since the Covid lockdown, we have all become familiar with Zoom, Teams, Goto etc and managing in a virtual environment. 

    We have run a few webinars to help our members. These took effort from the volunteer chamber leadership team who were also managing challenges in their own businesses.  Unfortunately the take-up was poor.
    There is a plethora of online events and so we decided to  piggy back on other events - especially Herts Chamber and WSI events.

    We are keen to get engagement and increased participation. We have some suggestions which you might want us to pursue or suggest other ideas that might generate interest. Could you please respond with your preferences, comments and feedback. 

    1.  Meetup in small groups of 4/5 at a pub with a garden.  We would not be able to mix the groups at an event but spend the evening with 3 or 4 other members for the evening. Clearly, we need to maintain all relevant Covid and social distancing guide lines. 

    2. Virtual wine tasting. We could try to organise a virtual tasting with wines from our wine producing member. We could for example offer 3 wine packs and carry out a tasting of a wine once a week for 3 weeks. This can be done on a Zoom call from your home - so no concerns about having to drive!! 

    3. On line business clinic. This is where an expert in a field offers a free 15/20 minute consultation to members e.g. I could offer a digital marking consultation,  John on accounting, Pete on Branding. Lots of our members have expertise from relocation to training and legal matters. If you let us know what service is of interest, we can make an expert  available. 

    4. Online networking. We can have an Zoom call and introductions followed by the theme of discussion. We could also have a 15 minute member presentation slot which would then lead to discussion.  Contact details for attendees could then be shared. 

    5 Suggest your own ideas and thoughts.

    We would love to hear from you. This is your chamber so let us make it work for us. 


  • 13 Sep 2018 9:51 PM | Anonymous

    Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce want to know what support you would value, if you are in business in this area: 

    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/85BCK7P

    Thank you for your time.

  • 17 Jan 2018 1:19 AM | Anonymous

    Three Rivers District Council have published a proposal for parking changes in Rickmansworth. This will have a big impact on businesses on the high street.  Details in the following pdf file.

    PWP17-1TRO(nop)120118.pdf

    Are you aware of these proposed changes? What do you think of these proposals? Any feedback  (objections or support) to the council by 5 February 2018.  

    For those interested, there is an online petition opposed to the proposals on this link - petition

  • 02 May 2017 4:45 PM | Anonymous

    Low Carbon Workspaces offers small and medium sized enterprises grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to cover a third of the cost of installing energy saving measures, such as LED lighting, insulation or heating controls. If you’re unsure what to apply for an Energy Adviser can discuss potential projects by phone or email or can visit your site. The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Visit www.lowcarbonworkspaces.co.uk or email info@lowcarbonworkspaces.co.uk.

  • 06 Mar 2017 1:48 PM | Anonymous


     
    Dear Watch Member,
    Technology is rapidly evolving and whilst it provides fantastic opportunities to communicate more efficiently and effectively, enhance processes and achieve greater prosperity, it is also open to criminal abuse.  Just as an office or warehouse requires security against intrusion, so too does your presence in the online world.
    To help alert and protect local businesses, a new booklet “The Little Book Of Cyber Scams” has been developed as a new addition to the “Little Book of Big Scams” brand.
    The booklet is freely available to view electronically via our website: www.herts.police.uk/protectyourbusiness or via the attached pdf.  Highlighting some key risks and providing practical advice, it is designed to assist you to take the necessary steps to defend your business and your customers against cyber criminals.
    To pursue online crime, policing units have been created regionally within The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) and within local forces and there are now dedicated officers working regionally and locally on protecting victims and seeking to dramatically reduce the chances of you becoming a victim.
    We hope that you find this booklet to be both useful and informative and helps you to protect your business in the online world.
    Download Associated Documents
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    • Little Book of Cyber Scams
    If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: derrick.sweeney@herts.pnn.police.uk
    Regards,
    Derrick Sweeney
    Watch Liaison Officer
    Business Watch
    Email: derrick.sweeney@herts.pnn.police.uk
    Tel: 01707 355841

  • 24 Nov 2016 5:34 PM | Deleted user


    Please see the attached letter in relation to Black Friday from Temporary Chief Constable Sue Fish (Nottinghamshire Police), the National Police Chief Council lead for Business Crime.
    More information about how to protect your business can be found on the Crime Prevention pages of the Hertfordshire Constabulary website.
    www.herts.police.uk/protectyourbusiness

  • 24 Nov 2016 5:33 PM | Deleted user

     
    Alert: Counterfeit £50 Notes and Advice About How To Spot Them
     
    Dear Watch Member,
    We have been receiving a number of reports over recent days where counterfeit £50 notes have been tendered.  Reports have been received from various locations across Hertfordshire, mostly in pubs.
    In addition to being alert to strange or suspicious behaviour by customers tendering £50 notes, counter staff may also benefit from advice from The Bank Of England.  The Bank provides a range of free education and training materials about Bank of England banknotes to help cash users, (retailers, commercial bank staff and members of the public), check that their banknotes are genuine.
    The Bank Of England’s 'Take a Closer Look' Booklet gives full details of the security features on all banknotes, together with a range of other useful advice and information about Bank of England banknotes.  Pages 14-15 provide information about the £50 note.
    For the relevant page on the Bank Of England website, which contains links to online training and short videos, visit: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Pages/educational.aspx
    The “Take A Closer Look” booklet can be found at: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Documents/kyb_lo_res.pdf
     
    If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: derrick.sweeney@herts.pnn.police.uk
    Regards,
    Derrick Sweeney
    Watch Liaison Officer
    Business Watch
    Email: derrick.sweeney@herts.pnn.police.uk
    Tel: 01707 355841
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  • 11 Jul 2016 9:16 PM | Deleted user

    Up to the minute technology is being used to boost broadband speeds in those areas that are receiving speeds of less than 2mbps.

    On Friday 8 July Roger Boddy of Global Teleports demonstrated the satellite technology that can improve speeds to up to 20mbps upload and download speeds.  The demonstration too place at Micklefield Hall, thanks to owner Jamie Rankin.

    If you are interested in learning how satellite broadband could help your business and whether you would be eligible for a grant, please contact Roger.

    Contact details: 

     www.globalteleports.com | 01707 648310 | broadband@globalteleports.com

     

  • 17 Jun 2016 4:54 PM | Deleted user

     Vocalink presented their new local engagement policy at the launch of the new Three Rivers Chamber of Trade & Commerce.  Supported by David Gauke, MP for South West Hertfordshire, Yolanda Rugg CEO of Herts Chamber of Commerce, Cllr Ann Shaw then Leader of Three Rivers District Council and Cllr Ralph Sangster - County and District Councillor for Rickmansworth.  All taking place in the magnificent surroundings of The Arnheim Room at Moor Park Golf Club. 

    The Three Rivers Chamber is now fully affiliated to Herts Chamber and is able to offer many savings and benefits that are available to members of the Herts Chamber in addition to its own services.  This now links Three Rivers to the British Chambers of Commerce and a direct link to Government.

    Members of Three Rivers Chamber will be eligible for discounted room hire rates from Moor Park GC - contact Sue Partridge Sue.Partridge@moorparkgc.co.uk or call 01923 721660.

     

     

     

  • 13 Aug 2015 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    Working with the business community, Three Rivers District Council’s recent Business Forum has been well received among businesses in the area.
     
    The meeting, which took place on 22 July, engaged the audience with the agenda including insight on apprenticeships, tourism and infrastructure within Hertfordshire and Three Rivers, as well as advice for businesses and looking into the future of the area and county.
     
    The inaugural Forum saw a select number of larger businesses and supporting organisations that operate within the District come together to discuss the issues facing businesses now and in the foreseeable future. Officers of the Council and party leaders from all three political parties represented on the Council took part. Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst, Lead Member for Economic Development, Sustainability and Transport, who chaired the meeting said “The meeting was a success and very encouraging. The Forum has got the ball rolling for future meetings that will involve local businesses all over the district.”
     
    The Three Rivers Business Forum will help develop the Economic Development Strategy for the area and establish some key priorities for the future.
     
    Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst said: "The Business Forum has laid the foundations for a stronger business community within Three Rivers, where communication between the Council and local enterprises can further develop, and will help build on our strategy to encourage growth and innovation”.
     
    Future meetings are to be scheduled for 3 times a year with defined actions to be agreed. For more information, please visit www.threerivers.gov.uk

     

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