What will it take to succeed on the high street in 2020?
From 6th to 31st January, we are offering local independent businesses a free Health-Check, designed to help you better understand and achieve your potential on the high street this year.

Once you have completed this survey, we will start work on:

  • Your Health-Check report and score that will assess how prepared your business is to increase revenue in 2020.
  • 3 top ideas to grow your footfall and sales; all personalised to you and with tips about how they could be implemented.
  • An interactive map showing the total annual spend on different products/services in your local area.
  • The option to book a call with one of our experts to discuss your Health-Check results, your challenges and your opportunities ahead this year.

If you know of any other local high street businesses who might benefit from any of this, feel free to share this link.

Growing your high street business in 2020
Over the past 3 years, we’ve been studying the key strategies that 100s of successful high street businesses across our community have been putting in place to increase their footfall, sales and revenue.

Including everything from social media to local collaborations, online marketplaces to shop window upgrades, business systems to sales promotions, and much more.

The High Street Health-Check has been built on this research and you’ll find lots of the top strategies included in the survey. Click here to get your free Health-Check.

What is the health of your high street? What is the health of your sector?
Do you represent the interests of high street businesses, either locally or across the UK?

We are now collaborating with local and sector-specific associations to assess key opportunities and risks across their communities.

For further information, please send an email to info@savethehighstreetorg and the team will be in touch. We’re here to help.

Onwards to the 2020s!

Alex Schlagman
Founding Partner
SaveTheHighStreet.org

*Subject to adequate business engagement, our offer now includes an opportunity for a High Street/Town Centre Health-Check too!  For further information, please see our Newsletter HERE.

FREE Digital Skills Training Workshops

Following the successful pilot which Mole Valley District Council ran with Clockwork City in June and July 2019, more training is being offered during February 2020 for businesses district-wide.

The Workshops will be held at:
Mole Valley District Council
Pippbrook
Dorking
Surrey
RH4 1SJ

From 10:00 to 13:00 on Mondays 3, 10, 17 & 24 February
From 17:00 to 20:00 on Wednesdays 5, 12, 19 & 26 February

Further workshops will be run in March and April.

For further information and to book your place, please contact Xav Anderson at xav@clockworkcity.co.uk or call 07920 884 231.
Visit the ClockworkCity website HERE.

You can view more information, including details of later workshops, on the Mole Valley website HERE.

Future Mole Valley (Local Plan 2018-2033)

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has started work on its next Local Plan, ‘Future Mole Valley’. The project will set out plans for land use in the District for the next 15 years; it will include targets for delivering new development as well as setting out those areas which will continue to be protected.

Public consultation on the draft Future Mole Valley Local Plan is due to take place between 3 February and 16 March 2020.

An advance copy of the draft Plan is available to view HERE.

For further information, please visit the Mole Valley District Council website HERE.

Chris Webb’s Sahara Trek March 2020

Only 82 days to go until Chamber Member Chris Webb departs for the Sahara Trek, so he’s now stepping up the training, which is a bit hard this time of year!

Chris has told us: “I am trekking in the Sahara Desert to raise funds for St Catherine’s Hospice (Crawley) because of the fantastic work they do in the community.

I have had personal experience, albeit through other people, of the fantastic work that the team at St Catherine’s do. However, it wasn’t until I was talking to someone from there, that I really understood how far out into the community they reach, and it made me want to help them. I generally like to raise money for tangible causes, and this most definitely fits into that category.

St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley; a local charity with big ambition. St Catherine’s vision is for a world where everyone facing death and bereavement can do so informed, supported and pain free. Their team of experts is there for people in West Sussex and East Surrey when they need support the most, and they rely on donations to be able to offer their pioneering care.

Please donate today and help St Catherine’s be there for people when life comes full circle.

My JustGiving page is HERE – Thank you so much for your support”.

President’s Christmas & New Year Message

The Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament on 19 December was thought to be shorter than anticipated at fourteen minutes, and while it may take me rather longer than that to write this, it certainly won’t take as long to read it!

Firstly I should like to thank our Members for allowing me the privilege of becoming your President. Secondly I thank our Directors for falling in with my enthusiasms to drive the Chamber forward, and thirdly to the Members and guests who have taken part in our activities, whether they be Breakfasts, the Autumn Reception, Christmas Carol Service or Community Christmas Quiz.

All of these things take numbers of people to make them work and everyone contributes differently. In particular I would like to thank Kerry-Anne Kitson for our new website, its implementation and enhanced social media presence, and Melodie Hunt who continues to function as our administration, sending out emails, managing our Membership records and subscriptions and countless other things…including having a long memory for what has happened in the past! Thank you too to Sandra Young and her team at Fetcham Park House who offer us a virtual presence, meeting facilities and much more.

So now to look forward to 2020! There are a number of activities being developed in parallel and this puts pressure on everyone. Ideally we must find more volunteers or bite the bullet and pay for more of what needs to be done going forward.

Events programme: Members at our Christmas Breakfast came up with a number of ideas for new or different activities, and Lizzi Butcher and I will be working through these in addition to arranging the usual monthly breakfasts.

Markets programme: Unfortunately our plan to hold a French Market on 20th December fell through because the traders booked an alternative venue without discussing this with their organiser who was dealing with us. However we are working towards the launch of a monthly speciality market featuring mainly local produce, ideally launching on Friday 14th February and then the last Friday of the month from March onwards. We are looking, subject to consultation re road closures, to hold French, German, Italian and Spanish markets on the second Friday monthly starting in April, and this programme will be led by Tracey Holloway, known to many for Olivia’s Closet in Leatherhead and Dorking.

Membership Development and Recruitment programme: There are two strands to this, one to develop our Membership offering so that it is more compelling, is, and is perceived to be, of greater benefit, and enables us to put significant effort into effective recruitment – and the other to provide more in the way of “professional development” in terms of seminars, workshops, etc. on business themes and topics. One of the issues here is about the time of day sessions are held, since the majority of Members work in micro and small businesses, resulting effectively in a choice between breakfast and evenings. We also wish to set up Member forums for different types of businesses such as retailers, construction, professional services, etc. and also by location, and will be looking for volunteers to help make this work. Martin Russell will be leading on this.

We shall continue to work closely with elected Members and Officers from Mole Valley District Council, and to develop a closer relationship with our colleagues at Surrey Chambers.

So let me finish by wishing all our Members and all those who have attended any of our events or helped make them possible, together with the Members of our Board and collaborators, a Happy Christmas and every success in 2020 – a year in which subscriptions will be held at their present level!

Jeremy

Jeremy Webb
President 2019/20
Leatherhead & District Chamber of Commerce

Festive Networking Breakfast on 18th December

Thank you to Fayzel D’Souza and the team from Federation House for the excellent breakfast we enjoyed today, and to everyone who entered into the spirit of the occasion by wearing seasonal attire … Santa’s favourite colour fitted the bill too!

It was unfortunate that we received a communication from the North Pole saying that Santa was going to be unavoidably detained on another mission, and that he was therefore unable to visit us as he has done on many past occasions!

I was delighted to share the news we received on Monday from Member Mangobean Coffee House that they would not now be closing on Christmas Eve. They will rebrand as an independent and remain open! More from them shortly.

Thank you to Emma Day and Cllr Bridget Kendrick from MVDC for talking about things in the pipeline, which we will all hear more about shortly, the General Election rules having prevented or at least postponed some of the messages going out. One theme relevant to all, however, is the need for as many residents and businesses as possible to respond to the various consultations that have been, or are about to be released.

There was also a useful session on ideas for future events, which Lizzi Butcher and I will be taking forward shortly. If you think of or have an idea that wasn’t mentioned today, please be in touch with either of us.

Our next Breakfast will be on Wednesday 15th January and, subject to confirmation, will be held at Vines Coffee Shop, The Vineries Garden Centre and Nursery, Lower Road, Bookham KT24 5JP.

We are always very pleased to see non-members at our networking breakfasts, and would be delighted to welcome them as new Chamber Members – please do take a look at the benefits of Membership on our website HERE.

Everyone is reminded that one of the benefits of Chamber Membership is the ability for Members to promote their business events via the Chamber’s Website and Weekly Update Emails – so Members, please do send details to Melodie Hunt at the Chamber office.

Don’t forget that Chamber Members are also invited to share their news and other items of interest with fellow Members via the website and Weekly Events & News Update – so please do get in touch.

And finally – I’m still keen to hear from Members with ideas for lunchtime or evening events, and also still looking for volunteers to help with Membership recruitment – I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Jeremy Webb
Chamber President
03030 401 585| 07894 128 876
(on behalf of)
The Leatherhead & District Chamber of Commerce

Mole Valley District Council Launches its Own News Website

Mole Valley District Council’s new News Site enables residents and businesses to access all of Mole Valley District Council’s updates directly via smartphones in a new, clear and fresh format. Local events which were previously submitted and listed on the main Mole Valley District Council website will now be hosted on the news site too, with enhanced listings including maps and images.

A competition accompanies the launch of this new site, designed to be comprehensive and easily accessible. ‘Merlin the Mole’, Mole Valley’s mascot has been hidden in his festive outfit on one of the pages of the site. Those who find him can enter for the chance to win a ‘Family Friends Membership’ of Dorking Halls worth £55.

See terms and conditions and email communications@molevalley.gov.uk to enter, closing date 17th January 2020, 5pm.

Councillor Hazel Watson, Cabinet Member for Community said: “The News Site will allow residents who are online to find and engage with our updates easily, we look forward to receiving feedback on it. In 2020 we are developing a Digital Strategy and relaunching our main Mole Valley District Council website, www.molevalley.gov.uk too. This main site is where all our Council information is held, where residents can report, pay and apply for services online. The Digital Strategy will improve our digital offer and enhance customer experience across our services. We recognise that residents and businesses want to access information when they need it, not just when our offices are open. For up-to-date news from Mole Valley District Council delivered via email, please subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter. Finally, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year”.

Mole Valley District Council’s dedicated News Website address is news.molevalley.gov.uk

TL in Conversation – Virtual Q&A coming soon

Following the success of Transform Leatherhead’s ‘TL in conversation’ events, our virtual Q&A can be watched online from February 2020. Our team will be answering all the commonly asked questions from our live events on our key projects including transport, the High Street and the Swan Centre.

The team piloted the TL in Conversation live events in October this year with a series of drop-ins around Leatherhead town centre. Hundreds of locals attended to look over the exhibition and chat about what was important to them.

Delayed due to the pre-election period, the Transform Leatherhead team is now able to move forward with the next TL in conversation event – a virtual Q&A. The panel will include Councillor Keira Vyvyan-Robinson, the new Cabinet Member for Projects, and members of the project team.

Featuring questions asked throughout the live events, and any questions sent in to the team in advance via transformleatherhead@molevalley.gov.uk, the virtual Q&A can be watched online at www.transformleatherhead.com from February 2020.

Councillor Keira Vyvan-Robinson, said “I am delighted to join the Transform Leatherhead team at this time. It is important that Transform Leatherhead makes a real and lasting difference to the town and surrounding areas, significantly improving the retail and leisure offering for all. The TL in conversation events proved a great way to reach new audiences within the town and the virtual Q&A will be an ideal extension of that. We will discuss topics such as transport, the Swan Centre redevelopment and the High Street that were asked about during the live events”.

Have a question? There is still time to send it on to transformleatherhead@molevalley.gov.uk
by 6 January for inclusion during our virtual Q&A

Mole Valley Festive Waste and Recycling – Change to Collection Days

The days when green and black bins need to be put out are changing over the Christmas and New Year period.

A ‘festive’ waste and recycling collection schedule begins on Christmas Day, and will be in effect for a limited time across the district until Monday 13 January 2020. 

The revised dates can be checked on our website

Please give consideration as to what can be recycled. For example, cards with glitter or wrapping paper that is either foil or plastic-lined cannot be recycled. 

You can easily check what can go in your green bin by visiting www.surreyep.org.uk. The website has festive hints and tips aplenty, in addition to a very handy recycling search tool.

Green Bin Collections

Usual Collection Day

Revised Collection Day

Monday 23 December

No change

Tuesday 24 December

No change

Wednesday 25 December

Friday 27 December

Thursday 26 December

Saturday 28 December

Friday 27 December

Monday 30 December

Black Bin Collections

Usual Collection Day

Revised Collection Day

Monday 30 December

Tuesday 31 December

Tuesday 31 December

Thursday 2 January

Wednesday 1 January

Friday 3 January

Thursday 2 January

Saturday 4 January

Friday 3 January

Monday 6 January

Green Bin Collections

Usual Collection Day

Revised Collection Day

Monday 6 January

Tuesday 7 January

Tuesday 7 January

Wednesday 8 January

Wednesday 8 January

Thursday 9 January

Thursday 9 January

Friday 10 January

Friday 10 January

Saturday 11 January

This schedule also applies to the collection of food waste, garden waste, textiles and small electrical collections.

Member Melanie Williams has some exciting news!

“Formerly Rocket Catering, we have rebranded and changed our name.  Many are asking why, and there is one very simple reason.  We wanted to own our asset and trademark our brand. We were unable to do this with Rocket, so we decided to use this opportunity to have a complete rebrand and name change.  We hope you like it!  We also have a fabulous feature in this month’s Darling Magazine which you might be interested to read on our website HERE.” 

Melanie Williams
Executive Head Chef 

01372 800 626
melanie@lavendercatering.co.uk
www.lavendercatering.co.uk

Do You Run a High Street Business?

What happens after the election?
Whoever you support and whatever the result; your business and your high street needs to keep moving forward.

To lend another helping hand this year, our team will be available for calls to discuss anything about boosting your footfall and sales.

Check out the links below to book a slot between 9.00am on Thursday 12th December and 5.30pm on Friday 20th December.

At the moment, these slots are only being made available for people running high street businesses and for people working on high streets at a place-level.

Do you run a high street business?
Do you own or manage a retailer, a restaurant, a salon, a gallery, a pub or any other type of business on the high street?

You can book a free consultancy call with one of our experts to talk about social media, window displays, email campaigns, local collaborations, website optimisation, growth planning or anything else related to growing footfall and sales for your business.
CLICK HERE to check out available times and book your slot

Are you working on high streets at a place-level?

Do you work in local government, at a Business Improvement District or another organisation responsible for supporting 1 or more high street places?

You can book a free consultancy call with one of our experts to talk about place branding, community engagement, footfall tracking, funding applications, destination marketing or anything related to growing footfall and sales on the high street or high streets you represent.

CLICK HERE to check out available times and book your slot

Alex Schlagman
Founding Partner, SaveTheHighStreet.org

Visit SaveTheHighStreet.org

 

Chamber Community Christmas Quiz 26th November

Five strong teams battled through two picture quizzes and ten rounds of ten questions- many on a Christmas theme, before the overall result became clear, with Norfolk and Chance winning by a small margin. The Tanners won the ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ picture quiz and. after a tie-break, Norfolk and Chance won the ‘Everybody Knows a Turkey’ picture quiz too. Members will remember that, in addition to having fun, we were also aiming to raise money towards the 2020 Christmas Lights Fund, and this we did – to the tune of £300 – which, all things being equal, will be doubled under the current arrangements with MVDC.

Thank you to our Quiz Master Jeff, his wife Emma and Jeremy’s wife Susan for running the Quiz and keeping score, to Peter for helping throughout the evening on the bar and with the raffle, and thank you to everyone listed below who provided very generous raffle prizes.  Thanks also to Golden Plaice for excellent Fish & Chips and Chicken & Chips,-delivered on-time and piping hot.

And last but not least, our thanks to everyone who took part.

Raffle Prizes

£50 voucher for catering – Elizabeth Treliving @ Home Cooking by Elizabeth

Basket of Christmas Grange Goodies – Eloise Appleby @ The Grange Centre

Champagne – Abbie Sell @ Sell Electrical

Champagne – Demelza Patricio @ TWM Solicitors

Gloves and scarf set – Tracey Holloway @ Olivia’s Closet

Italian Christmas tin with Pandoro – Jeremy Webb @ SatNav4Business

Jack Daniels – Abbie Sell @ Sell Electrical

Leatherhead FC shirt signed by team – Nicci Pegg @ Leatherhead FC

M&S Chocolate Biscuits – John Howarth

Prosecco – Sarah Bishop @ VantagePoint

Sainsbury’s Christmas Tree Decorations – Susan Webb

Giving Tuesday with Mary Frances Trust

“This year the 3rd December marks Giving Tuesday, a day of global giving where everyone in the world can do something to support a cause that is important to them. This is a particularly important day for local charities like Chamber Member the Mary Frances Trust. 

This Giving Tuesday the Mary Frances Trust are asking for your help to make sure that no-one need struggle with their mental health alone. As part of their 25 for 25 campaign, they need your support to raise £625 to support another 300 Surrey residents with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Throughout Giving Tuesday, they’ll be speaking about what peer-support means to staff, volunteers and, most importantly, the people who use their services. 

Last year, the Mary Frances Trust supported 2,404 people, helping them to find hope and improve their mental wellbeing, but too many people are still struggling alone. In the UK, one in four people will experience a mental health issue each year, with 70-75% of people with a diagnosable mental illness receiving no support at all. Last year there were 6,507 deaths by suicide in the UK. 

The Mary Frances Trust need 25 donations of £25. That’s one donation for each of the 25 years they have been supporting Surrey residents with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Your donation of £25 could help fund a session worker for a peer support group for up to 12 people, showing them that they are not alone and giving them the support they need to turn their lives around. 

Peer support groups are essential to ensure that no-one experiencing mental health issues suffer alone. They’re a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space where peers, with a lived experience of mental health issues, offer support and ways of managing their mental wellbeing to each other. 

That’s why, this Giving Tuesday, with things gearing up towards Christmas, they’re asking you to provide someone struggling with their mental wellbeing with the greatest gift of all – support.

So please, if you do just one thing this Giving Tuesday, help give someone struggling with their mental wellbeing the support they so desperately need by clicking HERE and donating £25.

Thank you.”

Light Up Leatherhead

Please come along on 30th November to celebrate as Leatherhead gets lit up! Visit Santa in his Grotto, Sing Carols, Decorate a Lantern bag and join in the Lantern Procession.  There will be a Christmas Market, Mince Pies, Mulled Wine, visits from the Pantomime cast and much more. 

Visa Copycat Competition for 2019

If you are an independent retail businesses on the high street, then make sure to take a look at the Visa Copycat Competition for 2019. 

The Visa Christmas advert currently featuring on TV actually uses real businesses and shop staff. Visa is offering the chance for those running businesses to send in their own version of the advert (which will involve a decent rendition of Queen). The best entry gets an advert of their own on primetime TV. It’s good fun, potentially great exposure for any business that wins, with additional benefits for the town centre itself! 

But you need to be quick!!  Deadline for entries is the 1st December.

Networking Breakfast Update

We were delighted to welcome 21 guests to our Networking Breakfast on 20th November.

Our thanks to Jo Fuller and her team at The Brewery Inn in Ashtead for an excellent breakfast! Jo wasn’t able to join us to talk about The Brewery Inn, so please take a look at their website – and make sure to see the daily offers lower down on the home page!

Charlotte Low from Chamber Member Mary Frances Trust talked about the work they do in the area of mental health and, given that one in four of us suffers some sort of mental health issue, we are all guaranteed to know people who are or have been suffering – very often in silence!

If you ever wondered what it means to people who are helped by The Grange Centre to undertake work experience or work placements, you had to hear Eloise Appleby, Chief Executive, and Jamie.

For the last twelve years Jamie has been helping the Visitor Team at NT Polesden Lacey for one full, and two half-days, per week, as well as working in the Inspirations Shop in Dorking (a Grange Centre enterprise). This is now an integral part of Jamie as a person, hugely important, and Eloise asked us all, again, to consider how we might help people like Jamie to connect with work, and the world as we know it, through work placements.

On Tuesday 26 November, the Chamber Community Christmas Quiz is taking place at Leatherhead Parish Church Hall, at 7.30pm for 8.00pm, where we will be enjoying a choice of Fish & Chips, Chicken & Chips or Veggie Burger & chips and helping to raise money for the 2020 Leatherhead Christmas Lights.  We are keen to:

  • know of any more teams looking to enter, even if not yet ready to buy tickets;
  • hear from anybody in a position to donate a raffle prize;
  • hear from anyone who doesn’t wish to take part in the Quiz, but is willing to come along and help.

If you are able to respond to any of the above, please do get in touch with Jeremy Webb.

Our next Networking Breakfast in on Wednesday 18 December at Federation House, Leatherhead.  The education slot has already been taken – but we are looking for more volunteers to take the 15-minute Educational Slot at future breakfasts.

We are always very pleased to see non-members at our networking breakfasts, and would be delighted to welcome them as new Chamber Members – please do take a look at the benefits of Membership HERE.

Everyone is reminded that one of the benefits of Chamber Membership is the ability for Members to promote their business events via the Chamber’s Website and Weekly Update Emails – so Members, please do send details to Melodie Hunt at the Chamber office.

Don’t forget that Chamber Members are also invited to share their news and other items of interest with fellow Members via the website and Weekly Events & News Update – so please do get in touch.

And finally – I’m still keen to hear from Members with ideas for lunchtime or evening events, and look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Jeremy Webb

Chamber President

13th November 2019

The Leatherhead Theatre have an opportunity for advertisers to appear in their 2020 Season Guide. Published to a minimum of 4000 printed copies and also available online, these are great rates for anyone wishing to advertise in the Leatherhead area. Details in image.

Email: bookings@the-theatre.org 

8th November 2019

Mole Valley Refill Scheme on a High Having Achieved Sign-up Milestone…

Businesses in the district have been enthusiastic in their support for the recently-established ‘Refill Mole Valley’ scheme. Over 50 local businesses have already signed up to list themselves as a Refill Station.

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) only joined forces with founders of the Refill Campaign, City to Sea, in September this year, but more than 50 businesses in the district have already been inspired by the wider need to tackle avoidable plastic waste and signed up to the local initiative, Refill Mole Valley. Having become part of the Refill Revolution, participating businesses are helping to increase the public availability of drinking water in Mole Valley. 

The already impressive number of businesses across Mole Valley offering free drinking water means that residents and visitors to the district can easily find somewhere to fill up their re-usable bottles, rather than having to purchase single-use bottled water. Refill Stations can be found either by coming across an establishment displaying a Refill sticker in their window, or by locating businesses on a map hosted on the Refill app, which can be downloaded for free from a device’s app store.

For more information about where Refill Stations are located in the district, or as a business to sign up to the scheme, please visit www.molevalley.gov.uk/refill. Alternatively, please email refill@molevalley.gov.uk   

Councillor Claire Malcomson, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We were thrilled to be able to celebrate the continued success of the Mole Valley Refill scheme at the site of the 50th business to become a Refill Station, Tanhouse Farmshop at Leith Hill Tower; the highest location in the district.

“Whilst we are very pleased at the speed with which Mole Valley’s Refill initiative has grown, we recognise there are many other businesses who may not yet be aware of this scheme and not had the opportunity to join the cause. Raising awareness is our single biggest challenge. We want to reach out to anyone who may be able to volunteer whatever time they can spare to help spread word of Refill amongst their local community. With your help, we hope to inspire change and reduce plastic waste.”    

 

 

6th November 2019

The Mary Frances Trust have a group organised for people aged 18 to 25 where they can meet in a safe place to relax, chat, get support and learn about their mental health. The next date is November 28th.  

More details available by texting 07929 024722 or by email:

Hannah.shepherd@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk or info@maryfrancestrust.org.uk

 

 

06th November 2019

NEW MEMBER WELCOME

We are delighted to welcome on board Olivia Lucas of Pink Spaghetti PA Services.  Olivia offers a fast, efficient and cost-effective business and lifestyle management service – a time management solution for both your business and domestic challenges. She offers a pick up put down service, so you are free to use the services a much or as little as you wish.

 https://www.pink-spaghetti.co.uk/contact-us/pa-service-reigate-epsom/

 

 

01st November 2019

OLIVIA’S CLOSET CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENTS

Two dates have been added to our calendar for Chamber member Olivia’s Closet. 

The first is their annual fundraising Christmas shopping evening on November 14th, then they are hosting a “mens only” event on December 18th. Fantastic excuse to give the men in your life your wish list and send them along to the closet for a beer whilst shopping!

 More details available on the closet Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Closetdollies/

 Happy Shopping!

29th October 2019

LEATHERHEAD CHAMBER COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS QUIZ – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

26th November 2019…

Tickets for the annual chamber Christmas quiz night are on sale now. Visit our Events page to book your space. Don’t worry if there aren’t enough of you to make a team, we will match up teams for you.

See you there!

 

18th October 2019

JACKIE ADAMS CONSULTING – DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP

New workshop released today from Chamber Member Jackie Adams.  Tickets available on EventBrite by following the link HERE.

 

18th October 2019

New Member offers added to Members Area.

Great offers today have been added to our exclusive area just for members. These include a free fizz offer from Rocket Catering, free pantomime tickets from The Leatherhead Theatre and others. If you’ve not had chance to look through yet and you are a member, please have a look. Otherwise, if you are keen to join us, please visit our membership page HERE

17th October 2019

St Catherine’s Hospice Sahara Trek 2020

Chris Webb of Corfe Wealth Management. 

“As you may remember it is very important to both myself and everyone at Corfe Wealth Management that we do things to help others and give back in as many ways as we can. In this respect we are supporting St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley, who do amazing work in Crawley and also reach out into Surrey and West Sussex. I was extremely touched when I heard what they do with more than 80% of their caring done in people’s homes. As part of this I have already started to support them by taking part in Dragon Boat racing in Tilgate Park. 

But the big event that I am taking part in is next March when I will be heading off to Marrakech to then travel 9 hours on a bus and then undertake four days trekking in the Sahara Desert. It should be both amazing but very tough as well with temperatures well in excess of 40C during the day and 0C at night!

Please could you support me on this by clicking on the link below and sponsoring me in my Just Giving page. The people at St Catherine’s have to raise a large amount of money to be able to continue the excellent service that they do so please do give generously.

Many thanks in advance for your support.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chris-webb43

 

8th October 2019

NEW MEMBER WELCOME

We are delighted to welcome on board 2 new members. Mr Naseem Jan, owner of www.clocktowercarsuk.com joined the Chamber on the 3rd October. Their services include private hire taxis, executive car and chauffeur services as well as courier services. If you need to contact them, the number is 01372 727 727.

Also new to the Chamber membership is  JP Fernee, of www.kallkwik.co.uk/leatherhead Kall Kwik offer all aspects of printing, design and copy and are often called upon to help out at really short notice. They print anything from business stationery, leaflets, banners and event promotional material to full on shop window, sports club and vehicle signage. They will be bringing some offers to the member’s lounge too so one to watch out for! Contact number for them is 01372 374233

 

Welcome to both of you and we look forward to seeing you at our events.

6th October 2019

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED

The Leatherhead Chamber new style website has gone live today, 6th October. There is still plenty of content to be added to the site but this will evolve as membership increases and current members maximise the benefits of the site.

For general members of the public, there is a list of our current members, but you will only be able to obtain company contact information, site links and company offers once you become a member and gain access to the members lounge.

Current members are still encouraged to submit their updated logos and specialisms if they have not already done so.