Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) is committed to supporting local business.
We recognise that our businesses are the core contributors to the prosperity of the Borough. The Council has adopted a comprehensive Economic Development Strategy which sets out the overarching aims for economic development in Surrey Heath. This Economic Development Strategy represents the Council’s commitment to the people who live and work here, and also to the businesses that have chosen to base their companies in Surrey Heath.
Find out more https://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/business
Recently the Economic Development Team has supported Fox robotics, a high-tech start-up company that began in 2017 by Henry Acevedo, (CEO) in his Camberley home. His passion for robotics and desire to become an entrepreneur has led to a vision of providing simple, safe and secure mobile industrial robots for high end logistic applications. SHBC completed a short term let into The Square to give the company more space to enable them to properly test their concepts.
Sam Marshall, Economic Development Officer said: “Surrey Heath Borough Council are proud to give support, where possible, to businesses to help them grow and succeed within the Borough. Henry and his team are a brilliant example of the entrepreneurial spirit that makes Surrey Heath such an exciting place to do business.”
Paula Acevedo, Business Development Manager at Fox Robotics said: “Fox robotics, integrates artificial intelligence and machine learning, that is user friendly and easy to program. Our solutions will help to strengthen the bond between man and robot to create a better future in several industries, from factories and warehouses to agriculture and healthcare industry.
Fox robotics has been supported by the Economic Development Team at Surrey Heath Borough Council. This has been key for our growth as they have provided us the opportunity to move to a commercial unit to which has been adapted for our needs, as our team has grown to ten employees. The council has been very supportive and encouraging of this rapidly growing company that will be able to provide employment to the community and individuals around the U.K.”
Find out more about Fox Robotics here – www.fox-robotics.com
Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley town centre. SHBC’s investments have already seen the acquisition of The Square shopping centre, commencing its refurbishment programme within the first year of ownership.
Followed by an ambitious set of projects to improve the roads, pavements and street scene. A redundant office building has also been purchased to create 116 high quality town centre apartments, with proposals to re-deliver new commercial space.
SHBC has selected Kier Property as the development partner for the London Road site. Situated fronting the London Road, opposite the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the 5.5-acre site has the potential to create a mixed-use development and improve the gateway to Camberley.
The regeneration work is supported by a comprehensive events programme, grant schemes for independent businesses and cultural and enrichment projects to ensure Camberley is a key destination and experience. In Camberley we are committed to reshaping and enhancing the town centre to support our community and local businesses while high street retail faces challenges nationally. www.camberleybeinspired.com