Chamber News

The Leatherhead Chamber issues a weekly update to its Members each Friday, which contains the latest news and details of upcoming events.

 

Please scroll down for the Latest News, or click HERE for upcoming events.

 

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Leatherhead & District Chamber of Commerce Charity Golf Society

 

The Chamber is looking into the feasibility of establishing the ‘Leatherhead & District Chamber of Commerce Charity Golf Society’, and we'd like to gauge your interest in becoming involved.

 

The Society would hope to run four events a year, to be held at local courses, probably on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. The aim is to provide a networking opportunity during an enjoyable game of golf, followed by some food and hospitality, whilst raising funds for local charities.

 

Our first nominated charity would probably be The Grange Centre in Fetcham, a Chamber Member.

 

We would be very grateful If you could register your interest by clicking HERE.

 

For more information, please call Chamber Vice-President, Chris Webb

on 07920 726 957

 

We'd like to try and organise our first event in July - we do hope you'll be interested in taking part, and look forward to hearing from you.

 

Thank you,

Chris Webb

Fetcham Park brings 'The Shoreditch Effect'

to Surrey

Surrey’s leading business centre, Chamber Member Fetcham Park, near Leatherhead, is proving popular with businesses from the county and beyond in the wake of a new trend which is influencing how and where people work.

 

‘Creative congregation’ is the latest buzzword for the criteria that help people choose where to live and work. Also known as ‘The Shoreditch Effect’, this trend reflects that, increasingly, people make this decision based on factors including busy high streets full of local shops, aesthetically pleasing buildings and approachable neighbours.  Rather than polished but generic offices, the equivalent of sterile shopping malls, businesses are being drawn to buildings with character that inspire creativity, relaxed interaction and brainstorming.

 

At Fetcham Park, flexible premises, value rents, a variety of office spaces, break-out areas and a range of lifestyle services, are some of the key selling points attracting clients to the prestigious location.  Plentiful car parking and proximity to all major transport links add to Fetcham Park’s appeal for those looking to avoid the commute into London.

 

Fetcham Park’s House Manager, Kate Ainsworth, comments: “We love the concept of Creative Congregation as the phrase sums up Fetcham Park perfectly.  Since 1999, we’ve offered modern businesses a space to thrive whilst respecting the heritage and character of this unique building.  At every stage, we have catered to the ever-changing technological needs of our clients.  We like to describe this as mixing heritage with modernity.  Fetcham Park believes in a flexible agreement designed to meet the specific needs of each business.  From open-plan offices to meeting rooms and breakout areas, we tailor a bespoke solution based on the optimum use of your budget.  By facilitating face-to-face interaction and the on-going management of service delivery with our dedicated Client Services Team, office occupiers and their visitors alike can relax and be creative in a professional environment with modern technology on-site.”

 

Fetcham Park offers a variety of contemporary serviced office space, breakout spaces away from the office, and a range of lifestyle services including fitness classes and car valeting.  In addition, we have six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds - what better way to talk through creative ideas or complex situations than by taking a stroll with your client around the grounds before returning to get the ideas down on paper.

 

Tucked away in leafy Surrey, Fetcham Park is removed from the distractions and noise of the city, yet less than an hour from London and close to the M25.  A secluded place to work and meet, with all the facilities required to help modern businesses thrive.

 

Fetcham Park Ltd

To get in touch, please send us an email hello@fetchampark.co.uk

Fetcham Park, Lower Road, Fetcham KT22 9HD (Sat Nav KT22 9ES)

Microsoft awards Broadplace Advertising Elite Status in the Bing Partner Program

Microsoft has named Chamber Member Broadplace Advertising as one of a select group of top performing partners to act as trusted advisors to their growing customer base for search advertising opportunities with the Bing Network. Currently, there are only three Elite partners in the UK, including Broadplace Advertising.

 

As an Elite Channel Partner to Bing Ads, the world’s number two search advertising provider, Broadplace Advertising will continue to enhance the expertise and service provided to clients through exclusive access to training, marketing and technology development.

 

Broadplace Advertising is an independent and multi award-winning performance marketing agency. They have delivered innovative digital marketing solutions to hundreds of businesses across the globe since 2005. Broadplace Advertising enables its partners to grow and succeed online through their technology and people.

 

Search advertising, which today makes up 52% of all digital advertising spend, is a core area of investment for Broadplace Advertising’s clients.

 

Broadplace Advertising has successfully been offering choice and increased levels of ROI to its search advertising clients thanks to its partnership with Bing. In 2018, adoption of Bing advertising solutions grew by 40% across its customer base, and Bing Advertising revenue grew by over 70%. Broadplace Advertising’s elevated partnership with Bing will clearly bring increased business opportunities for both its clients and their business.

 

We are delighted to see Broadplace reach the Elite tier of the Bing Ads partner programme. Our partners in the Elite tier demonstrate the highest capability and passion to drive success for their customers on our platform. This is well deserved recognition for Ajay and the team who are extremely engaged, challenge us and innovate to deliver solutions for their clients.”

Nigel Leggatt, Director of Partner Sales – EMEA, Microsoft

 

Broadplace Advertising looks forward to expanding its search advertising offering with Bing Ads as it continues to grow globally, with over one-third PC search market share in the US, 24.7% in the United Kingdom, 18.5% in France and nearly 12% in Australia.

 

Many of Broadplace Advertising’s clients have witnessed a significant increase in ROI for campaigns managed by Broadplace Advertising on Bing, and Broadplace Advertising looks forward to continuing to grow and extend this kind of opportunity to all its clients.

 

Broadplace Advertising’s Managing Director, Ajay Syal, said, We are delighted to have been accredited with Bing Elite Channel Partner status, which demonstrates our belief and commitment to Bing Ads. We are confident that with the additional support from Microsoft we will be able to further fuel this growth, and initial signs from Q1 2019 are definitely telling us we are heading in the right direction".

 

Mr Ajay Syal
Managing Director

Broadplace Advertising Ltd

Lan2Lan House, Brook Way, Leatherhead KT22 7NA

02079 939 853 | 07711 118 807

*Membership Benefits*

We're delighted to announce that new Members will now receive One Free Breakfast, or entry to another paid-for Leatherhead Chamber event of their choosing, after subscribing to join the Leatherhead Chamber.

Please do spread the word!

 

There’s no such thing as a Free Breakfast!

Well, for a limited time, there is! If you, as a Leatherhead Chamber Member, bring along a guest - someone who is a client, customer or supplier, or indeed one of your neigbouring businesses wherever you are based - and they've not attended a Chamber breakast before - you and your guest can, as a one off, pay just £7.50 each for breakfast - which is equal to one free breakfast!

 

Your guest will also benefit from meeting new contacts and learning about the Chamber ... and maybe consider joining us!

 

Click HERE for details of our next Breakfast, on 15th May

Public Consultation

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

 

4 March 2019 marked the start of a 12-week public consultation about Surrey’s fire and rescue 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.

 

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 | denise.turnerstewart@surreycc.gov.uk

SWAN CENTRE REFURBISHMENT

 

Chamber Member, the Swan Centre in Leatherhead, has been undergoing a refurbishment, which is now well under way.

 

The Centre also has a new WEBSITE, where you'll find all the information you need to help plan your visit, from the shops and services in the Centre, opening hours, car parking charges, facilities in the Centre, What's On, and much more.

 

You'll also find information about the refurbishment phases, what's been achieved already, and what is still to come.

 

Swan Centre Manager, Richard Keel, also serves on the Chamber's Board of Directors.

Those of  you who were Members back in February 2018 will remember that the Chamber conducted a survey amongst you, to find your preferred option for a new Swan Centre logo.  You voted overwhelmingly for Option 1 (shown here) and this is the logo which Mole Valley District Council has adopted.

The signage and logos around the Swan Centre are due to be changed later in 2019, following the refurbishment work - probably September/October. The logo is already in use, though, on the Swan Centre’s new website.

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.

 

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