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The Leatherhead & District Chamber of Commerce

Earns 2018 Constant Contact All Star Award

Recognised Among Top 10 Percent of Customers Driving Powerful Email Marketing Results


The Leatherhead Chamber has been named a 2018 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact, an Endurance International Group company and a leader in small business marketing solutions.  The annual award recognises the most successful 10 percent of Constant Contact’s customer base, based on their significant achievements using email marketing to engage their customer base and drive results for their organisation during the previous year.


Small businesses and nonprofits using Constant Contact’s online marketing tools are eligible for this award. Criteria used to select this year’s All Stars included the following during 2018:


  • Level of engagement with email campaigns
  • Open, bounce, and click-through rates
  • Use of social sharing features
  • Use of mailing list sign-up tools
  • Use of reporting tools


Constant Contact’s primary goal is to fuel small business success. We know it’s not an easy road for small business owners, which is why we work to provide easy and affordable marketing tools and advice that can elevate their customer engagement and awareness to new levels,” said Holli Scott, Vice President of Customer Success. “The campaigns created by this year’s All Stars demonstrate that a business or organisation, regardless of its size, can accomplish their marketing goals and we celebrate the Leatherhead Chamber’s impressive achievements with this All Star Award.”


Thank you to our Members and subscribers for reading and responding to our emails and helping us earn this award!

Wilky Group’s Malcolm Young is Re-Elected to the CBI for 3-Year Term

Malcolm Young, chairman and chief executive of the Wilky Group, which operates from their properties at Chamber Member premises Fetcham Park, and Parallel House in Guildford, has been re-elected to join the CBI South East and Thames Valley Council for a three-year term from January 2019.

Malcolm Young

Following voting among members, Malcolm Young, chairman and chief executive of the Wilky Group, has been re-elected to join the CBI South East and Thames Valley Council for a three-year term from January 2019.


The CBI is the UK's most effective and influential business organisation, providing a voice for firms at a regional, national and international level. Working with policymakers, the CBI deliver a healthy environment for businesses to succeed, create jobs and drive economic growth and prosperity through influence and insight.


Mr Young has over 50-years’ experience of commercial property and its interface with economic development. As chairman and chief executive of the Wilky Group, he has completed over 80 projects and has several current projects across the region. A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, his lifelong interest in revitalising communities through their built environment is reflected in his role as head judge for the regeneration category of its national awards. He is also a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.


Malcolm has also previously served two terms on the CBI South East Regional Council, chaired Enterprise M3's Land & Property Group for three years and led the former Hampshire Economic Partnership's Land & Property Task Group.


He is delighted to return to his position in 2019 at a time when the region’s importance to the economy is going to be crucial to the country.


For more information about the Wilky Group visit or contact Malcolm Young on 01483 230321.

Chamber Networking Breakfast on 20th February

An excellent networking event at AllSaints was enjoyed by well over 20 attendees. AllSaints really is a lovely venue, which houses the Leatherhead Youth Project. Do drop-in for excellent coffee, food and service. Or why not hold one of your meetings there.

Launch of Public Consultation

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s ‘Making Surrey Safer plan for 2020-2023’


4 March 2019 marks the start of a 12-week public consultation about Surrey’s fire and rescue service. Outlined in the Fire Authority’s ‘Making Surrey Safer' plan, are the following three proposals for change:


  • Spending more time on community and business safety to help prevent emergencies occurring in the first place. When firefighters and fire engines aren’t needed at 999 calls, we will be undertaking more community safety work. Much of this is done during the day when people are at school, work, home and most active in the community, some of this would also be done during night shifts.


  • Maintaining the number of fire stations in Surrey and changing how some of them are crewed. Independently verified risk-analysis shows that we need 20 fire engines during the day and 16 at night to keep Surrey safe. Our proposal would mean we have more fire engines than we need - this additional capacity allows extra resilience for larger and longer emergencies as well as training and practice in the increasing variety of emergencies firefighters now respond to.


  • Recovering costs from some non-emergencies to re-invest in SFRS. We are looking at charging for some 999 calls such as false reports of fire and animal rescues, to re-invest into our service.


The proposals are explained in detail in the draft plan and summary document available HERE. We would welcome your views on the consultation via our online survey which runs until 26 May 2019.


Thank you and best regards,


Denise Turner-Stewart

Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Fire and Resilience

07970 350 473 |

Chamber Board Positions

There are currently two vacancies on the Chamber Board. Interested Members are asked to contact any of the current Board to discuss what is involved.


Chamber Website Design

Chamber Members who are web designers are invited to contact the Chamber to indicate their interest in replacing the current Chamber website.


Coast to Capital Escalator Programme Launch


The Coast to Capital Escalator Programme was launched on Monday 29 October.   We were very pleased with the attendance and the initial response to the initiative.


If you are interested in finding out more about the programme, please see the PDF files below. Please contact Lou Williams if you know of any scaleup businesses that would be of interest.


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