Business & Commerce - Business Activities In The Town
The business community in Leatherhead covers the complete range of enterprises from multi-national companies such as Unilever and ExonMobil to single person businesses.
The town and surrounding district has a very active Chamber of Commerce which organises monthly breakfast and evening networking sessions. There is also a Mole Valley branch of the Business Network International which also arranges breakfast networking sessions for members.
For small business advice there are two organisations: Enterprise First providing intended and existing small businesses with free, confidential advice, and Business Link Surrey providing free small business advice on a range of issues from property to financial management.
The Princes Trust has their regional office located in Leatherhead. They give practical and financial support to the young people who need it the most. They help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training. They run various programmes such as the Business Programme which provides money and support to help young people start up in business. For further information see details below.
On a broader basis The Surrey Economic Partnership brings together the principle organisations in economic development to exchange views and progress in addressing the issues facing the Surrey economy, taking collective action to engage business and enable business to influence public sector agendas and strategies.
Leatherhead also sits within the Gatwick Diamond, which is now recognised as an important economic sub-region, supported by a business-led initiative of public and private sector partners working to make a real difference to economic performance in the area. The Gatwick Diamond Initiative's vision is "By 2016 the Gatwick Diamond will be a world-class internationally recognised business location, achieving sustainable prosperity.
See Town business parks map for locations