FETCHAM PARK LIFE – April 22, 2020


As we enter another phase of lockdown and the associated challenges this brings, we’re reminded of Sir Paul Smith’s famous quote: “you can find inspiration in everything and if you can’t look again.”

Life as we know it may have changed for the foreseeable but inspiration and the power of the human spirit continue to flourish and thrive. Social media has become an invaluable resource for sharing ideas and channeling creativity. Some of our favourite recent shares come courtesy of (from top left to right): Sothebys, David Hockney, Hair by Sam Knight, Something_incRun.for.heroes, Paul Smith Design, Matt Maurice Event Music and Talk Art podcast.

CBI | Coronavirus Hub

The UK’s most effective and influential business organisation has collated everything you need to know about COVID-19, including advice, guidance, and what your business can do to help. Access is free to non-members during the current crisis.

Malcolm Young, chairman and chief executive of The Wilky Group, who’s property portfolio includes Fetcham Park and our sister business centres Parallel House, Cams Hall and Westmead House, is also a member of the CBI’s South East Regional and National SME Boards, hence our ability to share this link with you.


Today marks 50 years of Earth Day, a global organisation which aims to be the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and planet.

Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet.

Be part of the movement or join the conversation at www.earthday.org


WFH | Posture Check

As we surrender ourselves to working from home for the time being, there have been an influx of news reports about the potential damage to our posture caused by makeshift workspaces.

This helpful infographic published recently by The Times is a good example and has been verified by our own in-house posture, health and wellbeing expert Holly Myers from The Health Quest.



If you want to support small local businesses and limit your trips to the supermarket, we’ve put together a list of our favourite suppliers, some of which also provide lockdown delivery services.

Covering all of our business centres, from the South Coast to North Surrey and North East Hampshire, all of the below have been tried and tested by us and come highly recommend for quality and service. Happy shopping!

Applegarth Farm
Kalm Kitchen
Two Many Cooks

Kingfisher Farmshop
The Artisan General Store (whose business is based at Fetcham Park)
Surrey Hills Butchers
Owtons Butchers
Squires Garden Centre
Isle of Wight Tomatoes 
Farmer’s Choice
The Local Veg Box People
Mr. Emmets
Bramble Farm

For daily newspaper deliveries visit www.newsteamgroup.co.uk

SAY THANKS TO THE NHS | Personalised Charity Print

We love this idea by illustrator Georgie Cooper (aka Georgie Paints). If you know someone working for the NHS, you can say ‘thank you’ with a personalised illustrated portrait.

Georgie is offering the portraits in exchange for a donation of your choice to the NHS Charities Covid-19 Appeal.

  • Simply email georgiepaints@gmail.com with the subject title “NHS Illustration”
  • In your email please include at least 2 pictures of your chosen NHS worker, their name, their uniform and where they work
  • Once Georgie has emailed back with your picture, and you have sent it to your chosen NHS worker, donate whatever you can to: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GeorgiePaints
Please feel free to spread the word on social media and tag @georgiepaints


In our latest 60 Seconds With…interview, we chat to Danielle McKenna, founder of Lioness Life Coaching, about her work with entrepreneurs and creatives, and how to keep a positive mindset in these particularly challenging times. Read the interview



There’s no denying the uplifting effects seasonal, scented flowers have on our mood. We are very lucky to have some incredible locally grown, independent suppliers with beautiful blooms available for collection or home delivery. Why not treat yourself, brighten up your home or workspace, and help these growers survive the pandemic.

Our local favourites: Plant Passion in Horsley, Forget Me Not & Fleece in Farnham, Cherfold Flowers in Chiddingford and Kingfisher Farm Shop in Abinger Hammer.


CHARITY | Sight for Surrey Coronavirus Fund

It is wonderful to see Sight for Surrey are continuing to support the local community during these challenging times.

The charity is a real lifeline to many and relies heavily on fundraising through all-year round events & initiatives. As is sadly the case with the majority of charities, these activities are currently on hold.

They are desperately in need of funds to help them support blind, partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing in the county. Find out more…

EVENT | VE DAY 75th Anniversary

Remembering the lives and stories of the many millions at home and abroad who gave so much to ensure the freedom we have today is particularly poignant this year as we think about those who endured exceptionally challenging times.

While national events have been cancelled due to the current crisis, people are encouraged to take part in the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm on the 8th May, from the safety of their own home by standing up and raising a glass with the following ‘Toast’ – “To those who gave so much, we thank you”.


Serviced Offices and Virtual Office clients at our properties – Fetcham Park, Parallel House, Cams Hall and Westmead House – have the advantage of using meeting room facilities at any of the business centres within the Group. Meeting rooms are available in various sizes to accommodate social distancing (subject to numbers) with screens available for Skype or Zoom. Available at preferential rates.

For more information speak to the House or Centre Manager on hello@fetchampark.co.uk


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