Corporate Partners

Surrey Hills Enterprises Corporate Partners are key leading Businesses from non-competing fields within Surrey. They are investing in the growth and development of Surrey Hills Enterprises to support the development of the rural economy and the protection and enhancement of Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

All our Corporate Partners are key to the work of Enterprises. Our very grateful thank you to our Partners for their support and collaboration.

Lexus Guildford

Lexus Guildford

Lexus Guildford is a state-of-the-art Lexus Centre, designed to offer new and existing Lexus owners the opportunity to experience amazing. Each member of the Lexus team here is knowledgeable, friendly and highly trained, so you’ll always get a warm welcome.

The Lexus Hybrid Drive range are the future of motoring combining the best of both worlds: the low carbon emissions of green vehicles with the dynamism and acceleration of a ‘traditional’ car teamed with the luxury standards of Lexus.

Call in or get in touch and enjoy the complete Lexus experience, from our award-winning service using genuine parts, to the extraordinary Lexus hybrid range.

Our partnership with Surrey Hills Enterprises  is particularly meaningful to us,  as it is crucial to Lexus that we strive to leave a lighter footprint on the environment. Whilst not totally emission free, we are proud that it’s the direction we are working towards. This is reflective in Surrey Hills mission to improve and safeguard the beautiful area. We are extremely honoured to be associated with this ethos and look forward to our journey working together in the future.

Wendy Preston- General Manager – Lexus Guildford



Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys is a law firm headquartered in London with offices in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Hong Kong.

They have an unusually broad range of skills and experience across the full spectrum of business and personal needs. This gives them a wider perspective, clear insight and a strongly commercial long-term view. They use this approach to secure the growth of their clients as they move confidently into the future. It has made them a leader in the world of dynamic growth and family businesses, and among the world’s leading creators and owners of private wealth and their families.

We are proud to be a longstanding corporate partner of Surrey Hills Enterprises and to support the excellent services they provide within the community in which we live and work.  Their commitment to the local economy together with their ethos of encouraging ethical and sustainable development fits squarely within the values we uphold at Charles Russell Speechlys through the CRS way.  We are excited by their future plans and delighted to be able to support them as they progress.” Sally Ashford, Partner’

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Wilkins Kennedy

They provide accounting, tax and advisory services to small, growing businesses, established companies and UK subsidiaries of international groups. They also work with a number of charities, academies and other not-for-profit organisations.

Their services include audit, taxation and outsourced accounting. They also provide an extensive range of advisory services including HR advice, business recovery, corporate finance and insolvency.

Their aim is to help people and businesses prosper through better advice and service. They do that by offering tailored and partner-led advice that is appropriate to each individual circumstance.

They can then build business value and strength, providing insight and guidance that helps you make sense of the issues affecting you.

’I am very pleased that Wilkins Kennedy are a corporate sponsor of the Surrey Hills Enterprises. It allows us to support and network with a business community which is core to our business model and also allows staff to get involved in events to do with this area of outstanding natural beauty ‘’ 

Ken Young – Partner – Wilkins Kennedy


Birtley House

Birtley House Nursing home was established in 1932 and has been in the same family for 4 generations providing full nursing care and supported living.

Birtley has a long term commitment to supporting the local community. It has its own Charitable Fund within the Community Foundation for Surrey and provides extensive opportunities for young people with learning difficulties through its partnership with Halow. The Birtley grounds support a wide range of artisan and outdoor skills courses from bee-keeping to stone-carving. Birtley House was a designated Showcase for Surrey County Council’s energy event in 2011 for its extensive environmental activities including biomass heating for the care home.

Simon Whalley, chairman of Birtley House helped set up Surrey Hills Enterprises CIC which he now Chairs and offers the office accommodation as a Gift in kind.


Gatwick Airport

Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport. It serves more than 230 destinations in 74 countries for 46 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. Gatwick is also a major economic driver and generates around 85,000 jobs nationally, with 24,000 of these located on the airport.

Gatwick are working with local tourism partners including Surrey Hills to showcase and promote the region to tourists including bespoke guides recommending where the 5.5 million international visitors who travel through Gatwick annually can visit across the South East.



Kier is a leading UK construction and infrastructure services company. Their purpose is to deliver economic and social infrastructure which is vital to the growth of the UK. With 67 UK offices, Kier caries out projects which range from education and health to housing and transport.

Kier is pioneering sustainable solutions to construction including ‘Green Bridges’ providing wildlife havens. It is also implementing a range of measures to cut carbon emissions and pollution including rolling out electric and hybrid vehicles. Kier has set up the Kier Foundation, an independent charitable Foundation that supports Charities across the UK. In Surrey, Kier are partnering with Surrey County Council to support vulnerable young people and adults by providing training and work experience.


Grant Funding

Our thank you to Wates Family Enterprises for their grant award to support the growth and development of the Surrey Hills Enterprises.


Wates Family Enterprise Trust

Wates Family Enterprise Trust was set up by the Wates Family, owners of the Wates Group in 2008 to empower initiatives that make a real difference to society. It forms a vital part of the Wates Family’s commitment to being engaged stewards of a business that combines wealth creation with social responsibility. 

They aim to invest around £1 million every year in charitable activities which benefit communities for the long term. During 2018-19, Wates Giving proudly celebrated its 10th anniversary.