Richmond Chamber of Commerce,
Non-Members Forum
Wednesday 3rd November 2015


Voice of Business

Richmond Borough Chamber of Commerce
Newsletter for Non-Members






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9th November 2015 - Digital Marketing Seminar - How 'Mobile' is your Business?
As more and more consumers access services and purchase products via their mobile phone, is your business mobile compatible?  This seminar will help you to strengthen your business’ mobile presence

10th November 2015 - Exclusive Members only - Chamber Group Mentoring Programme (6 sessions) at Richmond upon Thames College
These exclusive members only group discussion sessions, led by our experienced Chamber mentor Stefan Kadlubowski, are invaluable for business owners. Programme participants will enjoy: business problem resolution with your Chamber peers, an opportunity to acquire increased business skills and knowledge and a chance to revisit and strengthen your business strategy

13th November 2015 - RICHMOND BUSINESS AWARDS 2015 BLACK TIE GALA EVENING
THE AWARDS – see http://richmondbusinessawards.com for more details

16th November 2015 - Exclusive Members only - Chamber Group Mentoring Programme (1 session) at the Richmond Business School
These exclusive members group discussion sessions, led by our experienced Chamber mentor Norman Jackson, are a must attend for local SME business owners. Programme participants will enjoy: business problem resolution with your Chamber peers, an opportunity to acquire increased business skills and knowledge in a safe environment and a chance to revisit and strengthen your business strategy

17th November 2015 - Chamber Business Workshop: Employment Law - Hot Topics
A practical and interactive session aimed at equipping Senior Managers and HR Directors with an overview of recent changes in the law

25th November 2015 - Chamber Business Breakfast at Twickenham Stoop Stadium with CEO David Ellis and Rugby Director Conor O’Shea
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and enjoyable networking at Twickenham Stoop Stadium

10th December 2015 - Chamber Breakfast at Whole Foods Market Richmond
Meet local businesses, enjoy a healthy breakfast and experience the Whole Foods Market in Richmond during this Festive Season

10th December - Exclusive Chamber Twilight Tour of Strawberry Hill House
Join us for a glass of Prosecco and canapes and explore Walpole’s Gothic castle out of hours, where an expert guide will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and £10 million pound restoration

15th December 2015 - Digital Marketing Seminar
Be ahead of the curve and take advantage of these local seminars from our Marketing and IT Forum Experts

12th January 2016 - New Year Chamber Coffee Morning at Zoran's Deli in St Margarets
Start the New Year making business locally with your Chamber of Commerce

21st January 2016 – New Year Chamber Business Breakfast at Chez Lindsay
Come along to Chez Lindsay and network in a comfortable space while enjoying a French breakfast

28th January 2016 - New Year Chamber Business Evening with wine and cheese tasting at Livin Kitchens TW9 2SE
Book your ticket to enjoy a wine and cheese tasting evening with other local businesses at Livin Kitchens

9th February 2016 - Chamber Coffee Morning at The Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park
Meet local businesses and do business locally at the Holly Lodge Centre, a unique educational charity in the heart of Richmond Park

23rd February 2016 - Chamber Business Breakfast at The Lensbury
Our Chamber member The Lensbury is found on the riverside near Teddington Lock and has first rate facilities for conferences, events, leisure activities, restaurant and hotel accommodation

8th March 2016 - Chamber Coffee Morning at Orleans House Gallery on Twickenham Riverside
Come and enjoy a Chamber coffee morning in the resplendent Georgian interiors of the Octagon Room at Orleans House Gallery

 
24th March 2016 - Chamber Networking Evening at The Crown Pub
Come and join us for an evening of networking with local businesses in this beautiful location in Twickenham

5th April 2016 - Chamber Business Breakfast at Côte Bistro
Enjoy a brasserie style Coffee Morning whilst doing business locally

21st April 2016 - Chamber Business Breakfast at Bacco, Richmond

Why not come along and meet other local professionals in the area of Richmond upon Thames – it will be both useful and enjoyable…
Your local Richmond Chamber of Commerce is your main business platform connecting over 5000 local businesses in ALL sectors across Richmond from Barnes through to Hampton – we want to give you the opportunity to meet other business professional from across Richmond so that you can maximise YOUR local network., do business locally and make good contacts

10th May 2016 - Chamber Coffee Morning at Strawberry Hill House
Enjoy doing business locally in the gothic splendour of Horace Walpole’s castle, Strawberry Hill

19th May 2016 - Chamber Business Breakfast at Jamie's Italian Trattoria, Richmond
Join us at Jamie’s Italian Trattoria in Richmond for informal networking in a comfortable space while enjoying an Italian breakfast

7th June 2016 - Chamber Coffee Morning at Hampton Hill Theatre
Come and enjoy a Chamber coffee morning in the exclusive Hampton Hill Theatre with the chance to network across the Richmond Borough

30th June 2016 - Chamber Networking Evening at the iconic Pitch View Suite at Marriott Hotel Twickenham
Join us and do business locally in the iconic Pitch View Suite at Marriott Hotel Twickenham

5th July 2016 - Chamber Coffee Morning at Arthur's on the Green in Twickenham
Come and enjoy a Chamber coffee morning at Arthur’s on the Green in Twickenham with the chance to network across the Richmond Borough

21st July 2016 - Chamber Business Breakfast at Le Salon Privé
Join us at Le Salon Privé for informal networking in a comfortable space while enjoying a French breakfast

6th September 2016 - Chamber Coffee Morning at The Dysart Petersham, TW10 7AA
Meet local businesses in this beautiful location – book below

20 October 2016 - Chamber Business Breakfast at The Lensbury
Our Chamber member The Lensbury is found on the riverside near Teddington Lock and has first rate facilities for conferences, events, leisure activities, restaurant and hotel accommodation
 
Cancellation Policy
Event booking cancellations are refundable if received 48 hours before the event starts. After 48 hours before the event starts refunds are not payable.Exceptions to this policy are as follows:- Events such as Black-Tie or Special Evening Functions where the Chamber refunds cancelled tickets up to 30 days prior to an event start time. After 30 days prior the event is non refundable. Exceptions are flagged on the eventbrite invitation page
 
Member to Member Benefits 

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NEWS BYTES FROM OUR CHAMBER FORUMS 

Bank of England Agents’ summary of business conditions October 2015 Update
  • Activity had continued to grow at a solid rate on a year earlier, driven by services and construction output, but the pace of growth had eased a little overall. In particular, manufacturing growth had slowed, partly reflecting the effects of sterling’s earlier appreciation and subdued world demand on export supply chains.
  • Housing market activity had picked up modestly, though it remained constrained by the number of properties available for sale. High levels of competition were reported among lenders, which had led to falls in mortgage rates and increased remortgaging activity.
  • Employment intentions indicated continued growth in the workforce. Recruitment difficulties were reported to be contributing to rising wage pressure in the service sector, but weak consumer price inflation had reduced the pressure on some employers to raise pay growth.

~ Chamber Business Breakfast with UK Trade & Investment,  Park Hotel, Teddington ~
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~ Chamber Business Breakfast with UK Trade & Investment,  Park Hotel, Teddington ~
~ Copywright PFT Photography ~

~ Chamber Business Breakfast with UK Trade & Investment,  Park Hotel, Teddington ~
~ Copywright PFT Photography ~

~ Chamber Masterclass with Andreas Voniatis ~

~ Chamber Masterclass with Andreas Voniatis ~

 Please simply email/call us with anything you think we may be able to help you with - many of you already do - but it is important you know we are here to help and our reach is broad and deep


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Dear Chamber Non Member

Yes the Rugby World Cup is now behind us and we now look forward to celebrating the Richmond Business Awards 2015 on 13th 630pm at the RFU - the booking line is open this week, so please do not delay as you could be disappointed if you leave it too long!
 
On behalf of the Richmond and Twickenham Times and the myself THANK YOU to: our INDEPENDENT JUDGES, all experts in their field; our SPONSORS who have been incredibly supportive of this successful local business initiative; the ENTRANTS who have kindly made the competition worthwhile and by the way the judges inform me that the standard was high; all the VIPs, the Mayor, our MP's and Paddy O'Connell for presenting the evening; and of course all the local businesses who support us and the entrants by coming along on the evening. 
 
Our celebrations continue on 25th November at the Quins Stoop on the A316 opposite the RFU with a Chamber Breakfast hosted by the CEO and Director of Harlequins. We will enjoy hearing their views on how we did...and also the opportunities local business have with the Quins; we are really looking forward to this.
 
We thank The Park Hotel Teddington for hosting our International Trade Breakfast event and the Australian and UK Governments for supporting local businesses who attended, including a 14 year old who invented his product when he was only 9 years old!
 
Yesterday's coffee morning at St Mary's University was thoroughly engaging, as there are so many exciting changes to the strategy, which offer local businesses who attended fabulous opportunities; watch this space!
 
The digital masterclass by the Chamber Marketing Forum and specifically Andreas Voniatis of Artios was well attended and thoroughly thought-provoking in respect of how to maximise your web-based activity. Take a look at the upcoming learning and development programme as these workshops and masterclasses are locally-based for your convenience.
 
Again we salute the Richmond Council, The Rugby World Cup England 2015 Organising Committee and the MET police for having served this borough so well - as the Australian Rugby Captain and his team said, 'The best welcome ever!'

Please do join us and enjoy all the benefits of becoming a Chamber Member http://richmondchamberofcommerce.co.uk/join-us/
 
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you very soon.
 
Best wishes,

Anne and the team

Anne Newton
CEO, Chamber of Commerce


Social Media links:-
@chamberrichmond
Anne Newton on LinkedIn

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email@richmondchamberofcommerce.co.uk


~ Chamber Coffee Morning at St Mary's University, Twickenham ~

~ Chamber Coffee Morning at St Mary's University, Twickenham ~

~ Chamber Coffee Morning at St Mary's University, Twickenham ~

~ Chamber Coffee Morning at St Mary's University, Twickenham ~

~ Chamber Business Breakfast with UK Trade & Investment,  Park Hotel, Teddington ~
~ Copywright PFT Photography ~

~ Chamber Business Breakfast with UK Trade & Investment,  Park Hotel, Teddington ~
~ Copywright PFT Photography ~

~ Chamber Business Breakfast with UK Trade & Investment,  Park Hotel, Teddington ~
~ Copywright PFT Photography ~

~ Chamber Business Breakfast with UK Trade & Investment,  Park Hotel, Teddington ~
~ Copywright PFT Photography ~
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