The Surrey Lieutenancy


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The current Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Michael More-Molyneux, assists the Royal Household in any matters it requires in relation to the county of Surrey. Equally, he is the chief link between the Monarch and her people in Surrey.

As Her Majesty’s representative, it is the Lord-Lieutenant’s chief duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown. In Surrey, the Lord-Lieutenant follows the example of HM The Queen by seeking to promote a good atmosphere and spirit of co-operation. He does this by the encouragement he gives to voluntary service and to benevolent organisations, and by the interest he takes in the commercial and social life of the county.

At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Lord-Lieutenant identified the need for a new responsive website in order to communicate news about Surrey’s positive activities and responses during the global pandemic.  

Akiko Design were commissioned to develop a new website on behalf of the Surrey Lieutenancy, which included a full design review and site creation. We were delighted with the end result, the commitment during the project and the availability of the team throughout. It delivered on the brief, providing a contemporary communication platform to highlight the outstanding vibrancy, diversity and life of the County. A job very well done.

Michael Hayman MBE DL
Deputy Lieutenant


  • Website design
  • WordPress website development
  • Ongoing support and maintenance
  • Hosting
Surrey Lieutenancy website

Backed up by an intuitive CMS making it easy for the Surrey Lieutenancy team to publish new content, the website fulfils the following objectives:

  • To demonstrate the roles of the Lord-Lieutenant 
  • To promote responses to Covid-19 by the Surrey community  
  • To present Lieutenancy news across the boroughs of Surrey 

All pages on the Surrey Lieutenancy website have been designed to be responsive, accessible and easily reached via the mega menu.

Surrey Lieutenancy

The results speak for themselves. Due to the redesign and site optimisation by Akiko’s SEO experts, the new website has seen a sixfold increase in traffic. We’ve also increased user engagement with the use of ‘related news’ and social content throughout the site.  

Surrey Lieutenancy website on mobile