About BiS

Business in Surrey (BiS) is an independent collective offering Surrey business a supportive ecosystem. Including Surrey’s leading business event brands, networking groups and business support organisations, that ALL work together to support fellow businesses within Surrey. As well as the events, we have this independent signposting and supportive website.

Business in Surrey Expos

Locations: Guildford & Weybridge
Spring Show ’25 in Guildford & Autumn Show ’25 in Weybridge. Surrey’s largest business expo, now in it’s 18th year

BIG BiS Networking Events

Locations: Guildford & Farnham
2025 locations in Guildford and Farnham. Surrey’s largest gathering of business networks and their members.

Business in Surrey Website

Our signposting, support and showcasing website for all business in Surrey.

The faces behind BiS

Steve Page

Founder of Surrey Event Professional (SEP) and co-founded Surrey Charity Network with Paul Marcus. Steve has over 25 years of experience within the events and hospitality industries. He co owns the BiS group and supports all their events, leads on the BiS networking, and operates the BiS website.

When not working on BiS projects, Steve’s main focus is running the SEP networking and business support organisation for fellow event, wedding and venue businesses from across Surrey.

Paul Marcus

Former MD of Eagle Radio, now running PM Media and co-founded Surrey Charity Network with Steve Page. Paul have over 30 years of experience in media and business management. He co owns the BiS group, supports all their events and leads on the BiS Conference.

When not running the BiS projects, Paul’s main focus is his business and media consultancy business, in which he supports a wide range of businesses from Surrey and North Hampshire.

Paul Bridgland

Founder of Connect Surrey and The Surrey Business Expo, which he now co runs with Steve Page. Paul has over 30 years of experience within various businesses and networking. He co owns the BiS group and supports all their events, leading on the Surrey Business Expo.

When not running the BiS projects, Paul’s main focus is the running of his highly successful business breakfast networking events across Surrey.

Hannah Sheppard

Hannah Sheppard

Director of Operations for Surrey Event Professionals and Head of Operations at the Surrey Charity Network. Hannah has over 20 years experience within the events industry, specialising in event private and public sector events. She co owns the BiS groups, along with Steve and the Paul’s leading on the marketing and operational side of BiS.

The BiS structure and supporters

Business in Surrey (BiS) is operated by the founders detailed above: Steve Page, Paul Bridgland, Paul Marcus & Hannah Sheppard.

Supporting the independent BiS ecosystem and business in general are over 25 business organisations, including:

Business Buzz Surrey, Care Networking, Challengers Business Club, Connect Surrey, Corporate Escape Club, Fabulous Networking, Federation of Small Business (Surrey), First Friday Networking, Get Connected, Guildford Hub, Haslemere Chambers, LinkedIn Locals, Omni Local Business Network, Network My Club, Oakleaf Enterprises Business Leaders, RH Networking, Ribbons Network, Surrey Chambers of Commerce, Surrey Charity Network, Surrey County Council, Surrey Event Professionals, Surrey Hills Enterprises, Woking Chambers and Zoco Networking.

If you’d like to know more about BiS email info@businessinsurrey.co.uk or contact one of our directors.

Our charity partner: The Surrey Charity Network

The Surrey Charity Network (SCN) is an organisation that supports over 70 (and ever expanding) Surrey charities. The group has a strong connect to the BiS collective, as it is run by BiS partners Steve Page and Paul Marcus.

SCN is a networking, support, corporate collaborator which also puts on fundraising opportunities all for FREE to any Surrey charity part of the collective.

This is independent support group for charities, has not government or grant funding, just the generous support of the SCN Charter Members. A group of charity minded businesses from across Surrey who support the group.

To find out more about their work, the charities involved and how your business can be part of this amazing collective, along with the mutual benefits to your business, visit our website today.