30th Jan 2014

Woking Independent Retailers Group

Launched on 29 January 2014

Woking Chamber of Commerce launched the Woking Independent Retailers Group at Simon James Menswear on Wednesday 29th January 2014.  Over 20 attendees were welcomed by Paul Webster on behalf of the Chamber and presentations were given by Simon Griffith, Chairman of the group, Matt Peachey, Economic Development Manager and Ray Morgan, Chief Executive, both of Woking Borough Council.  Woking News & Mail and Woking Advertiser were both in attendance.  We were also pleased to see Mike Webb, President of the Chamber and Martin Pooley, Head of Operations at Woking Town Centre Management.

Simon and Matt outlined the aims and objectives of the group and Ray Morgan gave a brilliant run down of his vision for a future modern, attractive and visitor friendly Woking.

Each of the retailers present gave a 1 minute presentation on their own business.  There was an excellent mix of old and new businesses present with two retailers both with over 30 years experience in the town while there were others with less than two years.

The group got off to a great start.  The next meeting is planned for Wednesday 26th February.  Details to be announced.