On Thursday February 27th the Surrey Chambers of Commerce celebrated its 25th birthday. Although the official origins of the Chamber go as far back as to the early 1900s with Chambers based in Guildford, Surrey Heath, Epsom, Elmbridge, Reigate and Spelthorne, the Chamber spread its wings in 1995 to cover the entire county, and thus the Surrey Chambers of Commerce was born.
Their official birthday was Friday February 28th, but as their members networking event fell only a day before this, they thought it would tie in quite nicely! They had a wonderful turn out, with over 100 in attendance, and were honoured to be joined by Sir Paul Beresford, MP for Leatherhead, as well as by Mary Huggins, Councillor of Mole Valley District Council.
The celebration was held at the stunning Fetcham Park, Leatherhead, owned by The Wilky Group, who have been members of the Surrey Chambers for over 20 years. As well as The Wilky Group, they recognised other guests who have been members of the Chambers for many years. They had certificates for members of over five years, over 10 years, over 15 years, and over 20 years.
They recognised members such as projectfive, MW Interim Finance, Perfect Pitch Consultancy, YouBecome, Presentation Excellence, and Guildford Harbour Hotel. It was great to be supported by so many members, new and old, as well as some new faces who came along to see what the Surrey Chambers is all about. They also recognised the hard work that Sandra Young from The Wilky Group has put into event, as well as the 20 long years she has helped support the Chamber.
They also celebrated the (almost) 20 years that Louise Punter has been CEO, and she also received a certificate acknowledging her passion and commitment to the Surrey Chambers. Louise’s passion has contributed a great deal to where they are today, a business support organisation that puts championing the success of Surrey businesses into the very heart of what they do. And they do that by connecting, promoting, supporting and representing the businesses of Surrey.