Where business matters

The Team

Meet the Business Liaison Team, which is based at Woking Borough Council and supports the Woking Works partnership.


Chris Norrington
Business Liaison Manager

After ten years as general manager of H.G. Wells Conference Centre, Chris also became Business Liaison Manager in November 2015, drawing on his many and varied local connections to strengthen the Woking Works brand. Chris is also leading on Woking's Digital strategy. If you are interested in becoming a future Woking Works partner or supporter, would like your estate agency included in the portal or are considering relocating your business to Woking, please with Chris directly.

Riette Thomas
Business Liaison Officer and Programme Manager for Celebrate Woking

Over the past five years, Riette has grown the Celebrate Woking programme from part of the Olympic celebrations into a cultural extravaganza and legacy events, including the 2016 celebration of H.G. Wells. Last year the two key events, Party in the Park and the Woking Food & Drink Festival, a vibrant celebration that brings an international flavour to the town, attracted more than 200,000 people. She is also spearheading the World Host customer training programme. If you'd like to sponsor any of the events or community projects, in the programme, why not drop Riette a line? 

Laura Meader
Business Liaison Officer

Laura brings a wealth of experience in the field of visitor economy to the Woking Works team, having managed the town’s visitor information centre for eight years. She also oversees external communications on behalf of the team, and contributes to local publications. Her future projects include promotion of the planned Woking Loyalty Card. If you’d like to know more about Woking as a place to live and work, please give her a shout

Glenn Thorogood
Assistant Business Liaison Manager

Glenn has enjoyed a range of roles at Woking Borough Council, starting as a project assistant linking local schools with businesses. He plays an active role within the team, working closely with our business advisors Chris Bryan and Richard Butcher to manage start up one-to-ones and share business news across the county. Glenn is also the day-to-day contact for any matters concerning Export House or the TEDx Woking event. So, no matter what your query is, please email Glenn for any business liaison matter.

Jane Carmichael
Assistant Business Liaison Officer

Jane comes from a strong communications background in charity and public sector. Since joining the team she has been working to strengthen the Woking Works brand by helping with website redevelopment, writing copy and producing video and photography. She is responsible for general administration tasks within the team. If you'd like to see your business promoted on the Woking Works page, just email Jane with your details.