16th September 2016
40 members of Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce made the trip over the border (into West Sussex!) on Wednesday for an evening of beer, cheese and business networking.
Our venue for the September networking meeting was Rudgwick Brickworks, home of Bookham Harrison Farms and Firebird Brewing Co.
Some intrepid Chamber members cycled along the Downs Link to arrive at the event just in time to hear from Tim Harrison and Rob Bookham, founders of Bookham Harrison Farms.
Tim and Rob gave an informative talk about the development of The Brickworks and the creation of Sussex Charmer, a unique cheese that is a cross between a Traditional Mature Farmhouse Cheese and a Parmesan.
Sussex Charmer is produced exclusively with milk from their own herd of dairy cows from Pallinghurst Farm in Rudgwick, West Sussex.
Chamber members then moved into neighbouring Firebird Brewing Co. to the indoor beer garden to enjoy the range of beers they produce.
Firebird founder Richard Peters took guests on a fascinating tour of the micro-brewery, explaining how their beers are brewed and giving a history of beer making.
Our next networking meeting is a breakfast at Wildwood Golf & Country Club on Wednesday 12th October.
Our speaker for the next meeting is Christine Martin, managing director of Travel Retail Training.
Christine will be sharing the secrets of winning prestigious awards for your business and how these can help you raise your profile, win new customers and grow revenues.