2nd June 2015
Meeting with Cllr Alan Young, Surrey County Council
This meeting was an opportunity to discuss with Alan the aims of the new Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce committee, and also to understand the Surrey County Council priorities and support for local business.
The committee was also able to gain feedback and views from Alan on a wide range of topical issues for Cranleigh, including transport, parking, availability of business premises, housing, education and tourism.
We were pleased to hear Alan and Surrey County Council share the goals of the Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce which acts as a positive voice to attract, retain and encourage growing businesses.
Also attending the committee meeting was Carol Squires, Head of Business Development for Surrey Chambers of Commerce.
Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce is an affiliate member of Surrey Chambers of Commerce and it was great to hear from Carol about the various member benefits of this affiliation.
Carol invited the Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce to participate in their quarterly economic survey, the results of which are used nationally to inform monetary policy. We will also be working more closely with the Surrey Chambers of Commerce to host and promote events, offer access to free business advice and establish a discounted membership to the Surrey Chambers of Commerce for Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce members.
We thank Alan and Carol for taking the time to meet with the committee and look forward to continuing our working relationship with both organisations in the future.