Month: February 2018

930 sq ft office space to let in Cranleigh High Street

Part of the first floor of Sycamore House at 40 High Street is now available to let via Hurst Warne chartered surveyors and commercial property consultants.

Here are the full specifications:

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For viewing and further information, please contact Mark Leah on 01483 388800 or 07769 973371, or email mark@hurstwarne.co.uk.

 

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Crafty Brewing business studies competition

The Crafty Brewing Co, based in Dunsfold is launching competition for Business Studies Students at Godalming College on 21 February at 1pm.

To mark the beginning of its expansion plans The Crafty Brewing Co. is working in partnership with Godalming College to provide a live brief and give Business Studies students an opportunity to help them develop their export strategy.

Students will be invited to listen to a presentation from The Crafty Brewing Company’s founder and Head Brewer Luke Herman and company CEO Andrew McMorran.

The presentation will introduce students to the brewing industry and the challenges that the small local brewery business will face as it reaches beyond Surrey to open up new markets for its award winning craft beers.

Following the presentation Godalming College’s Business Studies BTEC students will be given the opportunity to use The Crafty Brewing Co. as a live case study after which they will be invited to develop their own ideas and strategy to help the business stake its claim in Germany and the United States.

All entries will be judged by a panel including Godalming College’s Head of Business Studies, Anne Lomas and the Crafty Brewing management team and three winners will be announced at the end of the Spring Term.

Prizes will include tickets to London West End theatre shows and concerts at some of the capital’s major music venues along with the opportunity to join The Crafty Brewing Company on a work experience programme or as an apprentice to help implement the successful strategy.

“This is a unique opportunity for students”, said Anne Lomas. “And we are delighted to be working with The Crafty Brewing Company. To work with a local business on a real-life business plan presents a very tangible opportunity for the students. It will give them the chance to devise an export strategy for well-loved local, small business and see it come to life”.

Ms Lomas added “Each strategic plan will be judged for its creativity, thoroughness cost benefit analysis and operational rigour. But sometimes we find that business case studies can feel a little removed from the real world. This partnership with Luke and Andrew will add real meaning to the project. We would certainly urge other colleges to consider something similar”.

Commenting on the partnership, Andrew McMorran said “We feel very privileged to be working with Anne and her team at Godalming College. We owe a great debt of gratitude to this community. Our success to date is down to their support. We feel strongly that our business and our community should grow together.”

Head Brewer Luke Herman added “There’s an ancient German Purity Law that states that only four ingredients can be used to make beer – Water, grain, hops and yeast. I think that recipe a misses out the most important one of all. And that’s people. Making beer is a little like alchemy but we need passionate people to help make the magic happen. We would be thrilled if, in the future, some of them might come from Godalming College.”

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Cranleigh & District Lions Club Carnival & Fun Day

Cranleigh Lions would like to invite members of Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce to join their Carnival Parade on Saturday 30th June 2018.    

Their theme this year is a Summer Pantomime!  – Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is! 

So let your imagination run wild, dress up as your favourite pantomime character and help them make this the best Carnival Parade ever!

You can enter any of the following categories.  Prizes will be awarded in each.

Best club

Best group

Best commercial entry

Best school (11 and under)

Best school (12 to 16)

Best family and friends entry

Best newcomer

So what are you waiting for?  Don’t be one of those who watch the carnival and think ‘I could have done that!’  Take part and have fun! 

Email derektrawber@sky.com to request an entry form.

If you have any questions, call Derek Trawber on 01483 613315.

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Waverley 2017 parking review

Business owners in Cranleigh might be interested in the Waverley 2017 parking review, currently taking place with Surrey County Council.

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/151948/Waverley-Parking-Review-2017-Cranleigh-and-Ewhurst.pdf

This document shows the various areas under review, with proposals for new parking restrictions.

The areas covered are The Common, Horseshoe Lane, Ewhurst Road, Overford Drive, St Nicolas Avenue, Park Drive and Fettes Road.

If you wish to comment on, support or object to any of the proposals, then please complete the online form by 9th February 2018.

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Early Networking Start to 2018 for Cranleigh businesses

Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce held its monthly breakfast networking event on Tuesday 6th February, kindly hosted by the Chamber’s President, Richard Graham, at his High Street shop and cafe, One Forty.

Upon arrival, the 33 members and guests enjoyed breakfast and networking before hearing from guest speaker Tim Fifield, Business Development Director of BritWeb.

Tim’s inspiring talk, called ‘Digital Marketing for the Terrified’, was both highly entertaining and informative.

After asking the audience if they were a ‘Gavin’ or an ‘Annabelle’ regarding their approach to digital marketing, Tim outlined the vital importance of getting digital marketing right, and how to avoid social media errors, to attract new and retain existing customers.

SEO, Blogs, PPC, UX-CRO, links, e-marketing and video were amongst the issues discussed.

Tim also presented everyone with his 6-step guide on “Where to Start”. He kindly conducted a question and answer session after his talk, which everyone enjoyed.

The next breakfast networking event will be held on Wednesday, 14th March at 7.30am at The Richard Onslow.

The speaker for this event will be Peter Stevens of TWM Solicitors. Peter will be discussing the critically important new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with which all businesses, social enterprises, and any organisation holding address lists are legally required to comply.

Open to members and non-members, this is not one to miss!

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Celebrating International Pie Week

Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce committee member Christine Martin is hosting a ‘pop-up pie night’ at Cromwells Coffee House on Friday 9th March 2018.

The event is in celebration of International Pie Week and includes three courses.

The menu includes chicken liver pate or mushroom soup and a bread basket for the starter, steak & ale pie, chicken & asparagus pie, or fish pie, served with a selection of vegetables for the main course, and cheese cake with a warm red berry coulis for dessert.

To book your places for an informal evening of delicious home cooked food, carefully selected wines and friendly service, email popup@cromwellcoffeehouse.co.uk or call Mike on 07931 320584.

 

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