Business Training

A package of training and networking opportunities in Mole Valley for local businesses.

Retail Skills Training

A retail skills training course, delivered by the Retail Group, is aimed at local (Mole Valley) retail businesses, including cafes and service providers.

Training workshop sessions are highly participative with individual and group activities.  All attendees are encouraged to voice opinions and experiences.  Each participant has an individual action plan to record ideas and actions to try out / implement in their business. These individual actions are often based on ideas discussed during the workshop, not only from the trainer but also from other participants.

In addition to the individual action plans developed by the attendees, a series of topic checklists, handouts and guides will be available.

Business Hothouse Programme

The aim of the Business Hot House Programme, co-ordinated by the University of Chichester Business School, is to help develop new or small businesses. The programme includes a range of stimulating and challenging business and personal development activities delivered through a comprehensive package of workshops, start-up boot camps, peer-to-peer sessions and business mentoring from business experts.

Networking Lunches

Monthly Networking Lunches take place on the first Tuesday of the month, giving local businesses the opportunity to hear relevant guest speakers talk about a current business topic, then network with other local businesses over a light lunch.

These new, free monthly events are designed to support local businesses with specific topics introduced by a speaker, a free light lunch and the opportunity to network. These are held at Dorking Halls, 12 - 2pm.

If you would like to find out more about these and any other local training and networking opportunities please sign up here to our regular Economic Spotlight e-newsletter.

To book your place on any of these courses of events visit our Eventbrite page. For any enquiries please email

Last Updated: 05/03/2020

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