Mole Valley Chamber Events & News
12th June 2020
As I write this there is a sense of excitement, with our town and village centres about to come back to life! Non-essential shops will re-open from Monday 15 th June; our churches will also start to re-open for private prayer. While things are likely to look and feel different, with Social Distancing arrangements in place indoors and outdoors, and many of those who bus into Leatherhead at lunchtime still working from home, this is a good first step. It is to be hoped that there will soon be an opportunity for our hairdressing, hospitality and leisure businesses to reopen safely too, and for churches to be used for public worship also.

MVDC has now emailed all retail businesses and others occupying shop fronts about reopening, and are offering a paper restart pack. By the time you read this they will have been in Dorking from 10am to 3pm in St Martin’s Walk, and are also going to be in Leatherhead High Street at those times on Friday. If you have not received an email, please do complete the survey here .

Here is a link to the MVDC website where they have listed everything you could want or need in one place. The different headings lead to the relevant sections of the advice contained on the website. This link is also on the Home Page of our website.

The Council has engaged The Retail Group, retail and consumer management consultants, to run three webinars and provide free 1:1 support sessions for retailers on a first-come-first-served basis. Find out more here .

For those looking for signage, screens, etc., Chamber Member Kall Kwik Leatherhead has developed a wide range in a number of colourways. Our video of the ‘Risk Assessment and Working Safely During Covid-19’ session featured in last week’s newsletter is still available on our YouTube channel .

Discretionary Grant Fund: details of eligibility for this have now been released by MVDC, and for any business that was ineligible for either of the £10,000 or £25,000 grants, it is well worth looking at here .

Julie and Emma West from Julie West Solicitors gave an excellent presentation at our Restart Your Business Virtual Coffee session entitled ‘Digital Signing- Could this be for you?’. And the video from this is now showing on our YouTube Channel .

Some of yesterday’s registered attendees had trouble joining the event via the browser link provided. It is often easier to use the Zoom app: go to join meeting, enter the meeting ID and then the password when this is asked for. These instructions are now incorporated in the joining details provided in the Eventbrite Booking Confirmations.

We have a joint event with JP Leadership Coaching on Tuesday 16 th June, 09.45 for 10am, entitled From Surviving to Thriving: Managing Ourselves So We Can Manage Our Businesses , and this will be led by Julia Philpot. See event listings below for details.

Our next Virtual Breakfast is on Wednesday 17 th June. This will mirror our usual format, and we will have a panel discussion and Q&A session on Re-imagining Your Business Model .

A couple of reminders too - the list of Members who are open for business displayed on our website is still much shorter than the reality - so please email Kerry-Anne Kitson with details for this. We have re-launched our page promoting offers by our Members, so if you have an offer out there or wish to promote something special please do send details to Kerry-Anne . We are also now publicising job opportunities for Chamber Members, a current one is from The Grange Centre , so please let us have any other sits vacant too!

Finally, please do promote the benefits of joining the Chamber to your business colleagues and customers. If you have a window which needs one of our posters and a Membership sticker do let us know, and we also have flyers for anyone in a position to deliver some.
Remember this is all about building the strongest possible business community to move forward together as we all come out of the current difficulties and likely recession!


Jeremy Webb
Chamber President
Mole Valley Chamber
From Surviving to Thriving
Tuesday 16 June - 9.45am to 11.00am
with Q&A Session  
Wednesday 17 June - 7.45am to 9.00am
'Virtual Coffee'
Restart Your Business: Session 4
Website and Digital Marketing
Wednesday 24 June - 9.45 to 11.00am
The Not a Pub Quiz!
Opportunity for an open chat session afterwards 
Wednesday 1 July- 7.00pm to 8.00pm
SURREY CHAMBERS Weds 10am-11am
Free Weekly Drop-in Coffee Mornings
Webinar - Please click HERE
MEMBER EVENT 17 June 10.30am-12.00pm
WordPress & Digital Marketing Insight Clinic
Live Online - Please click HERE
SURREY CHAMBERS 18 June 1.00-2.30pm
Free: What Next for Tourism in Surrey?
TBA - Please click HERE
MEMBER EVENT 24 June 12.30-2.00pm
SEO and Digital Marketing Insight Clinic
Live Online - Please click HERE
SURREY CHAMBERS 2 July 1.00-2.00pm
Free: Climate for Change
Webinar - Please click HERE
A Warm Welcome to Our Latest New Members
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