Month: May 2017

Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2017 – Seminar: Pitching, Presenting & Networking

Gatwick Diamond are pleased to invite Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce members to attend the first of nine free educational seminars, supporting the Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2017 programme, sponsored by Gatwick Airport Ltd, Gatwick Diamond Initiative and Crawley Borough Council.

Pitching, Presentation and Networking: Capitalise on “Meet the Buyers” events

Colin SpillerPresenter: Colin Spiller

Colin is a hands-on, creative senior manager with strong sales and marketing skills. He has successfully launched and manages a new angel investment club for Angels Den, and has raised over £6m.

He has been a London Met University external examiner on their Management Programmes and provided guest lectures on Risk Management and contingency planning.

Attendees of this seminar will benefit from Colin’s expert advice on how to prepare for a meeting with a public or corporate buyer, how to improve and tailor your pitching skills to the business opportunity and how to build networking skills to ensure any ‘down time’ between buyer meetings is maximised.

Venue: Canon (UK) Ltd, Woodhatch, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8BF
7th June 2017
9.30am -1pm

Designed to support delegates in advance of a Meet the Buyer event, this interactive workshop will cover:

         How to prepare successfully for a meeting with a public or corporate buyer

         The secrets to successfully building relationships through your Interactions

         Understanding buyer needs and how to position yourself against the competition

         Identifying and targeting, with pinpoint accuracy potential customers and partners

         Structuring and conducting business meetings to gain information to help you sell

         Crafting and delivering contract winning presentations for your business

         Learn how to handle buyers questions and to recognise buying signals

         Gain confidence to ask for the order and handle objections and price issues

         Develop your listening skills and using your voice to maximum effect

         Find out how to use ready and use Body Language and Rapport to progress a sale

         Develop networking skills to use “Down Time” between meetings

Those who attend this workshop will emerge with confidence that their sales meetings, presentation and pitching performance and networking skills will be vastly improved.

Your meetings with prospects will be energised, structured and have impact and enable you to build your pipeline as well as helping you to increase your win ratio and grow your revenues.

Places are limited so if you are interested in attending the above seminar, please click on the following link to register: BOOK NOW

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An important car parking update for Cranleigh Chamber members

From next Monday (15th May), residents of Cranleigh and visitors to the village will be able to pay for car parking using a new check in, check out system.

This new system is part of a three month trial in Cranleigh, for which Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce has been campaigning.

The trial starts on Monday 15th May in the Stocklund Square car park, and the check in, check out system will be activated in the Village Way car park the following Monday, 22nd May.

The new payment option will allow drivers to pay for parking at the end of their visit, giving drivers more freedom to park without having to rush back before their ticket expires.

If it proves to be successful at the end of the trial, Waverley will continue to offer the facility in the village and will look to roll it out across other car parks in the borough.

The new system is simple to use; full instructions will be clearly displayed on signage in the car parks, on the screen of the parking machines and on the council’s website.

Richard Homewood, Head of Environmental Services at Waverley Borough Council, said:

“This payment system gives our customers more freedom to park for the amount of time they need, without having to worry about tickets expiring and getting a fine.

“Drivers will not need to pre-select the amount of time they want to park for as the charge is calculated on exit – that’s why it is important for drivers to remember to check out or they will be charged with a full day tariff.

“We hope this will make it easier for people to enjoy the services and shopping Cranleigh has to offer.”

Bob Bayley, of Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce, said:

“We are fortunate in Cranleigh to have been chosen for this car parking payments trial.

“The new check in, check out system means car park users can spend as long as they like enjoying the various shops, cafés and restaurants that Cranleigh has to offer, without having to rush back to their car to beat an expired ticket.

“We’re expecting this new system to be very popular and contribute towards the vibrancy of our valued High Street, which includes many independent retailers.”

As well as using the check in check out system, drivers can still pay for parking using the pay and display options, with card or cash, and can also use the RingGo phone payment method.

Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce would like our members to be aware of this new car parking system, so they can help their customers and other visitors to the village with any queries they might have, especially during the first few weeks of the trial.

Some key points are particularly important:

-The trial is starting in the Stocklund Square car park on Monday 15th May and then in Village Way car park on Monday 22nd May.

-When using the check in, check out system, you will need to insert or tap (for contactless cards) your debit or credit card against the machine when you arrive, display the printed ticket on your car dashboard, and (very important) insert or tap your card when you leave, to check out.

-If you don’t check out, you will be charged for a full day of parking. Signs will be displayed on the machines and at the exits to both car parks reminding users to check out.

-The new check in, check out system does not make use of barriers.

-You can still pay and display with cash or use the existing RingGo pay by telephone systems.

Representatives from Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce, Waverley Borough Council and Cale Briparc will be available in Stocklund Square car park next week to assist people with the new system and answer their questions.

We will also be distributing some explanatory leaflets to High Street retailers which can be shared with customers.

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