Since establishing as an independent body, three years ago, our Chamber now has over 130 members representing the diversity of business in the retail, manufacturing, services and high-tech markets.

In the near future, we will face many challenges both new and on-going. The potential development of new Streets, the building of a new underpass and of course the continuing traffic flow and related parking problems. All of these events will directly impact on residents, visitors and in particular on the business community. Overlaying all of this will be the necessity to achieve a balance between creating a thriving town and maintaining the historic heritage, which makes our town such an attractive place to live and work.

The Chamber is actively involved in representing the interests of its members in many aspects of the town and its development to ensure that the end result will improve the trading environment for all. The hard-working Chamber committee provides representation on the many initiatives in the town and endeavours to provide a voice of opinion and influence wherever possible on behalf of members.

The Chamber provides a valuable forum for networking, information gathering and providing, as well as the social side of business relationships, which are so vital in commercial development. A regular programme of meetings and events with both a business and social focus is arranged and all Chamber members are actively encouraged to participate. Our newsletter and website keeps members informed and the comprehensive members directory is a valuable contact and promotional tool.

I would encourage anyone who is serious about doing business in our town to join the Chamber. Our secretary will be delighted to provide you with further information.

Local Waist Trainer Specialist

One of our recent members of the chamber of commerce has been in the trade of waist trainers. This was the first time we had heard of such as thing here. If you’re in the UK, you may not have heard of it. Well, it actually turned out to be quite an interesting topic.

What’s Waist Training?

Waist training is actually just an activity that entails making use of a waist cincher, a garment that slims or a corset to cinch in your waist.waist trainer

It has been employed for countless decades to supply ladies with figures of a better shape by making their waists appear smaller. You could say it is a more exaggerated hourglass look. A smaller or skinnier waist accentuates the bust and your hips giving a curvier look.

Why Waist Train?

All the exercise on earth, do not target the areas that you probably want to target and sometimes it is the case that they will NEVER give you the shape that you desire. You may need to train your muscles in a particular manner so that you can get them to have a distinct form, size or shape. And dieting does not work perfectly either. In the event that your body has a pear-shape and you lose a lot of weight, it’s quite possible that your body will still retain that shape somewhat. So your contour remains just like a pear!

So waist training is something that can adjust this physically, in case you wish to modify your shape. That is the reason why waist training has grown by leaps and bounds worldwide and is so popular.  Our local manufacturer makes some of the best waist trainers in the UK.

Is It Safe?

If done correctly it is safe. Training of the waist not only helps you to create a smaller waistline, but it also helps to support the lower stomach muscles.

It’s worth noting that we are not talking about severe corset training which was started by Louis VI of France who wished to make an artificial womanly shape. And with such a thing, some individuals misuse waist trainers. It’s always shrewd to seek advice from your doctor and get regular medical checkups to ensure that things are advancing safely.

How Long Does It Take?

uk waist trainerBody Shaping takes time. Making the best use of your waist training system is something that takes dedication. It can take a while to see effects. It takes more than a few weeks for the long lasting changes to take effect.  But you can also get an instant effect when you put it on just like many other types of slimming underwear.

You should also be exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy diet alongside waist training. You should also be drinking the correct amount of water, at least 1-2 quarts each day.

Everybody is different, and each person’s body works differently. So the way your body changes might be absolutely different than your friend’s. The advancement of reshaping the waist and the muscles takes time. The that is takes is highly dependent on many things. Such as the density of your midsections and the distance between the top of the pelvis and the rib cage, the flexibleness of your cartilage and your consistency of your clothing.

Most people find that somewhere between four to eight months when they’re also following a diet plan is around a good time to see great results. Subsequently, it can take about six months to see a permanent change of shape actually starting to kick in.

So there we have it. There is quite a lot to learn about waist training. If you have something interesting like this based in Farnham, feel free to write into us.

Bank Holidays

All of the bank holidays around this time of yeah has brought up the topic of how they affect small businesses.  Employers are not obliged to give staff a day off, but if they don’t, there is a chance that morale can be damaged.

The Confederation of British Industry has calculated that every bank holiday in the UK costs the economy approximately £6 billion in lost work.  However at the same time, pubs, restaurants and retailers gain from the holidays and can take advantage where most employees are off work and spending their money.

There is no doubt that bank holidays bring joy for a lot of staff but many owners of small business do not fare so well.  This is often because the short weeks caused by bank holidays create challenges for the smaller businesses which ware struggling to escape the economic slow-down.

Below are a few things to consider when setting out your company policy for bank holiday:

  • There is not obligation or statutory rights for employees to have public holidays.  Whether they are off or not is determined by their contract.
  • There is no obligation to pay employees additional money such as time and a half or double time to work public holidays
  • Employees working part time are required to be treated the same as full time staff but on a pro-rata basis instead.
  • Be sure to check bank holiday dates to ensure that you and your employees are aware when the public holidays take place.
  • Staff are required to be informed about their bank holiday entitlements as soon as possible so that any disputes can be minimised
  • Customers should be informed what the company is doing during public holidays to avoid any confusion.
  • Cover should arranged if the company is remaining open for staff that are taking time off during public holidays.