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The Walton Business Group was set up in 2005 by local businesses to support companies in Walton-on-Thames to

  1. promote members' goods and services
  2. be a collective voice on business issues
  3. provide business support to members

The Walton Business Group can save you time, money and promote your business locally for as little as just £133 p.a. (dependant on size of busness)

WBG benefits include:

Promotion for your business through
  • WBG members’ directory and social media
  • Monthly Members newsletter
  • WBG Friends monthly newsletter for local residents and shoppers who have signed up specifically to keep business local
  • the  range of informative networking events
  • the WBG 'keep business local' sticker initiative
  • access to local business opportunities
  • regular promotional opportunities through town wide and business events including free use of promotional goody bags when run at markets
  • regular press coverage for the group and its members
Reprsentation for your business through 
  • a collective voice ensuring your business is represented to Elmbridge Borough Council, Surrey County Council and Surrey Police.  We keep you informed of current plans in Walton and give you a chance to put forward your suggestions and objections.  This can be frustrating on your own however working collectively as a WBG member ensures a bigger voice to the correct representative giving a much better result.  
  • The WBG runs the Walton Retailers Group and Pubwatch with its local partners and represents members on The Elmbridge Business Network.
Business support
  • putting members in touch with each other if a specific product or service is required
  • refereing members to local support services
  • providing advise on promoting and developing your business in Walton
 
The WBG successes for local businesses include:    
  1. promoting hundreds of local businesses over the years and currently 140 (Jan 14)
  2. organising talks on key topics such as how to get the full profit potential from your business, tips for web success and business law
  3. arranging over 9 events/year  for members to tell others about their business 
  4. providing opportunities for members to put their questions directly to key local and national Goernment repredentatives including the Chief Executive of Elmbridge Borough Council and the Leader of the Council and the Walton & Esher MP.
  5. delivering regular markets and an annual Summer Fair, recently introduced September Goose Fayre and the annual Christmas town wide event, the Walton Christmas Festival of Light.
  6. delaying to the introduction and increases to parking charges in the town and additional parking. 
  7. building the business crime prevention groups in Walton

The WBG Steering Group

The WBG is run by local businesses for local businesses with a dedicated full time person to ensure we deliver everything we promise. The WBG has a steering group of local business people from both large and small local companies to ensure the WBG takes the best action for its members. 

The 2013/2014 steering group members are -  

  • Surrey Police - PC Chris Binns 
 
  
 

 

  
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