The newly formed Surrey Chapter was founded 2023 and regularly meets at the Kingswood Arms for their Monthly social networking evenings.
Nestled in the South-Eastern part of England, Surrey is a county with unparalleled natural beauty. Characterised by acres of rolling meadows and fragrant breeze, a rich history of art and architecture, vibrant market towns, historic castles and the quintessential English villages that look like they have come alive from a picture postcard, the leafiest county located very close to London, Surrey enjoys great connectivity and proximity to city life.
Surrey is a major economic force in present England and boasts of the highest per capital income outside the capital. Owing to the stable economic strength, a large number of multinational companies have opened up their branches in Surrey. Electronics giants like Toshiba, Whirlpool, Philips, Samsung and Canon are housed here. Alongside the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer based off the Dorking road.
The natural beauty of Surrey is well-known. The Surrey Hills Areas have been declared as an Area of Great Natural Beauty (AONB). The ancient heathlands, the highlands of Leith, Box Hills north of Dorking as well as the natural amphitheatre located at Devil’s Punchbowl never disappoint an outdoor enthusiast. A number of sports are available in Surrey as well. These range from horse races at Sandown, Kempton, Lingfield and the queens favourite Epsom derby at the Downs.
Surrey has a significant presence both in England’s history and its popular culture. A county with a thriving music, art and literature traditions, Surrey is a taste of modern England.
The Chair of the Surrey Chapter is Shane Manogue, who is also an ambassdor of Sutton night watch homeless charity.
In 2023 the Surrey chapter has chosen to support this charity. To find out more about the work that SNW is doing and how you can get involved, please head to https://suttonnightwatch.com/
The surrey chapter will also be supporting AF&V Launchpad Limited (known as Launchpad). It is a veterans’ charity that provides accommodation and targeted support, with the assistance of specialist providers, to help homeless veterans stabilise their lives and make a successful transition from military to civilian life. To find out more about the work at the team at Launchpad are doing head to www.veteranslaunchpad.org.uk
Welcome to our new member of the Surrey chapter, JR Hoarding! They provide construction site hoarding.
We are so pleased to wlcome to our newest board member Laurence Allen of This Week in FM.
With April being Stress Awareness Month, this is the ideal opportunity to find time to focus on yourself and your wellness! Powerday and PHD Access are hosting their first Construction Wellness Festival on April 27th, which will include a line up of fitness trainers, insightful speakers, and of course... puppy therapy! There is still time to sign up if you would like to join their incredible event: Sign up here.