22nd September 2015
Cranleigh Chamber Half-Year Update
Following the election of a new committee in May, the Chamber has been working hard to revitalise the business environment for Cranleigh.
At the time of the committee election, newly elected Chamber president Richard Graham announced that the Chamber would mount a strong campaign for all enterprise in the local area and put Cranleigh back on the map.
Getting quickly to work, the Chamber has already notched up the following list of achievements:
-Boosting membership by over 50%, putting the Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce on track to achieve its initial goal of 100 members.
-Working on a joint project with Waverley Borough Council to introduce pay-on-exit parking for the Village Way and Stocklund Square car parks.
-Successfully campaigning to introduce 4G high speed mobile Internet and better mobile phone coverage to the village.
-Working in partnership with the Cranleigh Arts Centre to organise the first annual Cranleigh Food & Music Festival, to be staged on Saturday 3rd October 2015.
-Anne Milton MP has accepted an invitation to meet with Chamber Members on 23rd October 2015.
-Establishing the Cranleigh Business, Innovation & Growth (BIG) Awards with support from County Councillor Alan Young, with these awards being launched on 5th October 2015.
-Hosting three networking events for members, including a sold-out breakfast workshop about getting business from Social Media with international public speaker Philip Calvert.
-Working with Balfour Beatty to progress plans for an affordable Guided BusWay on the Downs Link from Cranleigh to Guildford station.
-Masterminding routes for a new cycle path through Cranleigh in conjunction with Surrey County Council.
Richard Graham of One Forty, President of the Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce, commented:
“Within the space of a few months, the Chamber has demonstrated what a group of energetic local business leaders can achieve to benefit the village.
“Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce is just getting started and we have ambitious goals for the next twelve months; we plan to grow our membership, host several events to showcase the village, and bring a really positive energy to Cranleigh.”