Google eventSam Gyimah MP is bringing the Google ‘juice bar’ team to Caterham on 7 December 2012. As part of the Getting British Business Online campaign, Google’s experts will be offering free one-on-one advice sessions for businesses on how to get online and effectively build up their web presence.

The team will be based at Soper Hall on Harestone Valley Road in Caterham between 10am and 4pm. Businesses in Tandridge, Horley and the surrounding areas can book a free 40-minute session online at:

Commenting ahead of the event, Sam Gyimah MP said:

“I am delighted that Google have accepted my invitation to bring their team of advisers to East Surrey. These one-on-one sessions offer a great opportunity for local businesses, whether they are well-established online or thinking about setting up a website for the first time.

With the £32.8 million contract announced in September between Surrey County Council and BT to rollout superfast broadband across the county, this is an exciting time for local businesses and a chance for our area to become one of the best-connected parts of the country.

I hope that as many businesses as possible are able to sign up for these sessions.”

Dan Cobley, UK MD of Google, said:

“A recent Boston Consulting Group report found that small businesses actively using the Internet can grow eight times faster than those companies with no web presence. Our goal is to get businesses of all sizes to understand the importance of the Internet and how easy it is to get online and contribute to the overall growth of their enterprise and the local economy. We are delighted to be coming to Caterham and hope that local businesses will take advantage of these free digital sessions!”

Chris Windridge, Chairman of A Better Caterham and founder of the Fast Fibre Hubs project, said:

“I am delighted that Google will be coming to Caterham to provide these free advice sessions to local businesses. This event compliments work already taking place to make Caterham a real hub for digital business, from the rollout of superfast broadband to our Fast Fibre Hubs scheme to bring faster internet access to homes and businesses in the Caterham area.”