About us

Business Runnymede is a partnership between the local business community, educational providers, police and Runnymede Borough Council, who work together to encourage and support enterprise in the borough.

Led by local businesspeople and supported by the council, we organise numerous free events, including networking meetings, workshops, and courses that are designed to help local businesses prosper.

We exist to support local businesses, celebrating their successes as well as tackling the issues they face. Here are some examples of the work we've done to this end:

  • Launching the Runnymede Business Awards to showcase the success of businesses within the borough.
  • Fostering an active networking scene in the borough, with our hosting of regular networking events throughout the year covering a wide range of topics, bringing local companies together on the issues that matter. The vast majority of these forums are free, with sponsorship coming from local businesses who wish to make others aware of their activities. If you wish to sponsor a Business Runnymede¬†forum, please contact us here.

The best way to stay updated with our activities is by subscribing to our newsletter here.

If you are a business owner or directory you may also like to enter your company in the Business Runnymede directory here.

We do not ask a membership fee to join, we simply want your support in making Runnymede an even better location for business and enterprise.

Business Runnymede Steering Group

Business Runnymede's direction is set by the Steering Group, made up of representatives of the local business community. If you would be interested in getting involved with the Steering Group, please get in touch at: [email protected].

  • Mark Adams - Wilkins Kennedy (Chairman)
  • Bradley Vaughan - Kingsley Print and Design
  • Brian Perry - former Procter and Gamble
  • Abbie Harvey - Dixcart
  • Charlotte Clabon - Dixcart
  • Louise Martin - Hallmark Care Home
  • Meyer Oliaji - Karnak Travel
  • Steve Dennett - Dennett Boat Builders and Chertsey Chamber
  • Steve New - Vail Williams
  • Viv Smith - Surrey Police
  • Mark Pearson - Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Judy Lyon - Signature Senior Living

Business Runnymede is assisted by Runnymede Borough Council's Economic Development Team:

  • Rachel Raynaud - Corporate Head of Economic Development and Planning Policy
  • Azra Mukadam - Town Centre & Events Manager
  • Paul Hadfield - Senior Economic Development Officer
  • Will Marshall - Economic Development Officer
  • Katy McGrath - Communications and Graphic Designer