News – May 2020
24th May 2020 – Latest issue of Surrey Business, the business magazine from Surrey Chambers of Commerce can be found HERE.
24th May 2020 – High Street Recovery and Resilience
Please take 10 minutes to complete this survey for Save The High Street, your business will receive personalised reports and advice for doing so.
What will it take to succeed on the high street this year?
Through March-May 2020, SaveTheHighStreet.org, with input from dozens of successful independents and industry experts, evaluated hundreds of business strategies for the Coronavirus-era high street.
This survey includes the most important strategies for high street business owners right now, across 6 key themes:
1. Reducing your costs
2. Selling in new ways
3. Adapting your marketing
4. Collaborating as a high street
5. Preparing for the future
6. Funding your business
The whole survey takes on average 11 minutes to complete and you will receive the following, all personalised to you and for FREE:
A Health-Check report and scores, highlighting risks and opportunities across your business.
6 top recommendations selected for you, each with step-by-step guides and other content.
A telephone call with an expert consultant to discuss your report, scores and recommendations (optional).
SaveTheHighStreet.org is investing in this campaign to better understand how prepared the high street is to meet the challenges ahead, while helping each local business to achieve their own potential on the high street this year.
The road to recovery and resilience in the face of COVID-19 has begun.
24th May 2020 – Update from Chamber Member – Home Cooking by Elizabeth
My family and I firstly would like to wish all existing and new customers our very good wishes at this devastating time in all our lives. We all naturally like to be sociable which is exceedingly hard during this lockdown.
I have produced a list of ideas, which we can offer you during this time. Offering many of our signature dishes within this list. Please email/telephone me for more details. We are also offering scaled-down ideas from our catering menus to allow for smaller gatherings which are allowed at this time.
We work under strict government guidelines when receiving and delivering food. All payments are to be made by Bank Transfer.
During this time I and some other local people have managed to source and donate essential P.P.E to the NHS. I am also weekly donating a selection of sweet items to Key Workers locally e.g my local Doctors Surgery and Our Fire Station in Leatherhead. It is lovely that this small gesture is so welcomed by them and we can thank them for all that they do for our local community.
We are also very much in planning the future. People will party and entertain and we are working on the future of catering within the Government guidelines. I am happy to organise any events however small. The clients I really feel for are the ones who have lost loved ones. However long after they sadly died, there is no time limited when a remembrance/memorial event could take place. An after-party for any event is something we can all look forward to. A special Birthday/Anniversary or Wedding shouldn’t’ be just forgotten, there will always be something to celebrate.
During this period, when securing any future events with us with a deposit, all deposits will be movable without any time-limited set if any event has to be postponed/cancelled. The deposit can be moved to any other catering event we can provide. I know by speaking to several brides who really want to commit to their weddings next year, that they are worried about financial commitment during these uncertain time.
Best Wishes and Stay Safe
Elizabeth & Jon Treliving
Home Cooking By Elizabeth
01372 453206 07712 760175
18th May 2020 – Welcome Marketing Fitness
The latest member to join us is Marcus Hutchinson from www.marketingfitness.co.uk
Marketing Fitness specialises in working directly and solely with gyms and fitness centres within the UK by supporting them in their digital marketing efforts to ultimately increase the number of members and clients of their business.
15th May 2020 – We continue to grow!
Mole Valley Chamber is certainly expanding and welcoming more and more new members all the time. The bigger our network is, the stronger it will be for all of us and we cannot wait to learn more about all of our new members over the coming months.
Today we welcome Ben Roberts with Neige Marketing, from Cobham in Surrey. Neige is a growth focused & ROI driven full-service marketing & creative agency helping businesses worldwide grow by driving traffic, converting sales & doing it profitably at scale; even during the pandemic. You can see more about them at www.neigemarketing.com
We also welcome on board Sue Charalambous from The Black Dog Gallery in Leatherhead.
The Black Dog Gallery ‘ was opened in 2003 by Sue Charalambous who has been picture framing for over twenty years. Although closed to the public due to the Covid-19 outbreak, they are still able to take orders via email. Please visit their website www.theblackdoggallery.co.uk
14th May 2020 – Welcome more new members!
A huge welcome this morning goes to two more new members, both extremely creative in their fields.
Richard Horne from Here We Go Films joins us with his film, documentary and television production company. Well worth checking his page out on Twitter where he has produced a great film about Dorking and the Coronavirus. We look forward to having you on board. https://twitter.com/HereWeGoFilms
We are also really pleased to welcome Patrick Kilian from Light In The Black Photography. His website is full of life, showing some amazing work and also packed full of “lockdown fun” things to do. He specialises in headshots, families and dogs. Again, looking forward to working with you and sharing some of your images. www.lightintheblack.com
4th May 2020 – Welcome Caremark Mid-Surrey and Waverley
We are delighted to welcome Fiona and the Caremark Mid Surrey team to the Chamber. Based in Leatherhead, they pride themselves in caring for local families with a locally based team. We wish you the warmest of welcomes and are here to help in any way we can.