Kathy Kyle, BID Manager
Kathy Kyle is a trusted high street rejuvenation expert with over 20 years of international experience launching and leading transformational campaigns. Originally from California, Kathy worked in Washington, DC for a decade before moving to the UK over a decade ago. She has lived in Dorking for over seven years and has raised her three children and launched a successful multi award-winning business in Dorking, where she has also served as a school governor.
Kathy has worked on high street rejuvenation locally, regionally and nationally. Her editorials and creative campaigns have been featured in the Times, BBC, the Guardian, Reuters, the New Scientist, and the Municipal Journal. She was awarded 2019 Agency of the Year at the Comms2Point0 UnAwards for her previous BID-related work. She also produced four films to promote Dorking and was shortlisted for a Campaign Live Best Marketing for Good in 2019.
Kathy and her team are the FSB South East Community Award winners 2023 and she is a Small Business Britain f:Entrepreneur #ialso100 and a SmallBiz100. She was named one of the 15 Entrepreneurs to watch in the South East in 2022 and one of 12 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in the South East in 2021. In the past two years, her consultancy has been shortlisted for 11 prestigious national awards and has won six.
Kathy will manage all operational aspects of the BID and will serve as Dorking’s main point of contact for the business community. If you have questions, comments or feedback, please contact Kathy or any member of the team at any time; they will all be happy to assist. Dorking businesses will be supported seamlessly by our team: Rosie Riordan and Lisa Clancey. The team’s responsibilities are further outlined below:
Rosie Riordan, Community Manager
Rosie is our social media community manager and many in Dorking may recognise her as the founder of Dorking Parents or her work at Dorking Sports Centre. Rosie is a multi award-winning community builder and has collaborated with Kathy on high street transformation for the past three years on two Royal Borough engagements. Rosie manages social media for Hello Dorking. Be sure to tag #HelloDorking / @ HelloDorking and be featured on our channels.
Lisa Clancey, Content Marketer and VA
Lisa is a Dorking digital expert and she will support the BID once again with virtual assisting and her razor-sharp content marketing expertise.
J-K Lam is our Tech Guru
J-K is a brilliant technologist and will be looking after the Hello Dorking website, managing all development requirements as they arise.
Kathy has an open door policy and welcomes ideas, feedback and comments. Please feel free to drop Kathy a line, DM, phone call, email – anytime at email@example.com or 07377 096 892.
You can also submit your suggestions anonymously using our digital suggestion box.