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A Message from Kathy Kyle, BID Manager

It is with deep gratitude and humility that I received this letter and wrote a response to Sir Clive Alderton, The Principal Private Secretary to The King and The Queen Consort, on behalf of the Dorking Town Partnership.

A letter from the Principal Private Secretary to His Majesty The King

I am honoured to receive Sir Clive’s congratulations and generous, kind words. It is with great pleasure that I send my most sincere thanks to him for taking the time to recognise our community in this way.

I will happily share his sentiments with our wonderful community, which I am sure will be warmly received.

We look forward to celebrating His Majesty the King not only this weekend, but continuing “The Big Help Out” legacy long after the DorKing Coronation.

Our Coronation event celebrates Dorking: its heritage, culture and community and independent spirit. I hope you will all join me in celebrating our Dorking community on the 8th May. View our Official DorKing Coronation Programme for complete details.

Press Release


High street rejuvenation expert selected to lead business improvement district operations

22 FEBRUARY 2023: Kathy Kyle of Dorking, Surrey has been selected as Dorking Town Partnership’s new Business Improvement District (BID) Manager. The appointment comes as after an extensive search was conducted by the BID Board of Directors. Kathy is a nationally recognised high street rejuvenation expert and has years of experience in town centre transformation. Reporting to the BID Board, the role of the BID Manager is to lead the operational delivery and day to day activity of the Dorking BID’s business strategy for all businesses and their customers within the BID boundary, thus improving the trading environment within Dorking.

Andrew Fuller, Chairman of the BID said: “Kathy has a successful track record in high street rejuvenation, increasing business resilience, and collaborating with community partners. Kathy and her locally-based team will deliver an impactful, results-driven programme to support the Dorking business community.”

Beccy Gunn, General Manager of the White Horse Hotel said, “I am thrilled Kathy is joining the BID team at a critical time and look forward to collaborating with her to feature the best of what Dorking has to offer.”

Upon receiving the news, Kathy said: “I am honoured to have the opportunity to serve the BID businesses and community. Dorking is a unique market town steeped in heritage and culture. I am thrilled to showcase the charm and appeal of Dorking, and champion our town as a destination for independent shops, food, professional services, outdoor adventures and innovation. My team and I hold Dorking close to our hearts and can’t wait to get started.”

Get in touch with Kathy to learn more about the Dorking BID, her plans for business support and empowerment, community collaboration and celebrating the DorKing Coronation at

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Notes to Editors

Interviews and images are available on request. For more information, please contact Kathy Kyle at kathy @ or 07377 096 892.

About the Dorking Town Centre Partnership

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