Richmond Council Sponsor Start-ups in Richmond Business Awards 2018

Richmond Council will be sponsoring the New Start-Up Award at this year’s Richmond Business Awards at the RFU 16th November – recognising the best new business start-ups in the borough.

The Richmond Business Awards is run by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and The Richmond and Twickenham Times.

Richmond Business AwardsThe Awards recognise the best businesses in the borough, ranging from the independents to the multinationals and charities. It celebrates innovation, achievement and entrepreneurial spirit within the local business community.

A glittering event on the evening of 16th November with both MP’s Zac Goldsmith and Dr Vince Cable MP will shine a spotlight on the people who drive our local economy and make Richmond upon Thames one of the best places in the country to do business.

The Council will be sponsoring the ‘Best New Start-Up’ Award, recognising all aspiring entrepreneurs who are taking their first steps to starting a business.

Cllr Geoff Acton, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Business, Economy and Employment, said: 

“The Business Awards is a great opportunity for local businesses to showcase their success to the community and their competitors.

“The borough has a strong rate of business start–up and it is vital that we as a Council continue to support our small and micro-businesses which are the life blood of our economy.

“I encourage all local companies to enter the awards, the online process is simple and can be done in minutes. I wish you all the best.”

Anne Newton, Chamber Chief Executive said,

“It is really great news that Richmond Council is a new Awards sponsor and on behalf of the organisers, we wholeheartedly thank Cllr Geoff Acton for his support of our work as an independent non-profit and for making this call to support The Richmond Business Awards.”

“Our sponsors help us cover the many costs of holding the Awards and so again we thank them all for enabling us to develop and motivate our businesses and non profits large and small via these important annual Awards.’’

For more information about the awards, or to apply online, go to: the deadline to apply is the 30th September 2018.

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