Richmond Chamber of Commerce,
Non-Members Forum
Wednesday 17th June 2015


Voice of Business

Richmond Borough Chamber of Commerce
Newsletter for Non-Members


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Future Events

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23rd June 2015 - Chamber Business Breakfast with golf at Strawberry Hill Golf Club
Join us at the Strawberry Hill Golf Club for a delicious full English breakfast and an optional complimentary 9-holes of golf following the meeting


3rd July 2015 - Chamber Business Forum on Europe event with our Twickenham MP Dr Tania Mathias and Mr Baker EU Committee Head at the Richmond College in Twickenham
The aim of this discussion is to inform our MP of your views on Europe. If you are unable to make this discussion please email me your views on Europe at ceo@richmondchamberofcommerce.co.uk with the subject Europe

7th July 2015 - Chamber Coffee Morning at The Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park
Come and join us for a fantastic networking morning with coffee, tea and cakes and discover the Holly Lodge Centre in the tranquil setting of Richmond Park

13th July 2015 - Digital Marketing Seminar
Be ahead of the curve and take advantage of these local seminars from our Marketing and IT Forum Experts

16th July 2015 - Chamber Martini Masterclass at The Depot Riverside Restaurant
You are invited to attend a fun and relaxed Chamber Martini Masterclass hosted by The Depot Restaurant in Barnes. You will learn the skills of an impressive Martini Mixologist to impress your friends with! You will also have the opportunity to network with local businesses. Tickets include 2 cocktails and canapés. Cash bar available

20th July 2015 - Exclusive Members only - Chamber Group Mentoring Programme (4 sessions) 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

21st July 2015 - Chamber Forum Workshop: Pension Auto-Enrolment
An opportunity to be brought up to speed with the new pension legislation affecting businesses

30th July 2015 - Rugby World Cup Chamber Networking Evening at the iconic Pitch View Suite at Marriott Hotel Twickenham
Come and join us for an evening of networking with local businesses at the luxurious Marriott Hotel with views to the iconic Twickenham Rugby Stadium with guest speaker on Rugby World Cup Update – Mick Wright, Head of Tournament Services England Rugby 2015 Ltd

4th August 2015 - Chamber Coffee Morning at Cambridge Cottage, Kew Gardens
Meet local businesses in this beautiful location: Kew Gardens Cambridge Cottage – book below

18th August 2015 - Chamber Business Workshop: Understanding behaviour styles to achieve better business outcomes
Gain deeper insights and understanding into behavioural styles and achieve better relationships with your team, customers and suppliers.

20th August 2015 - Chamber Business Breakfast with Golf at Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club
Enjoy breakfast and networking in this beautiful location; whilst taking breakfast you will be afforded a stunning vista over our 2 golf courses and beyond...

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

21st September 2015 -
Digital Marketing Seminar
Be ahead of the curve and take advantage of these local seminars from our Marketing and IT Forum Experts

21st September - Exclusive Members only - Chamber Group Mentoring Programme (2 sessions) 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.


24th September 2015 - Chamber Business Breakfast at Gaucho - Richmond Riverside
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and enjoyable networking in Gaucho Richmond

12th October 2015 - Digital Marketing Seminar
Be ahead of the curve and take advantage of these local seminars from our Marketing and IT Forum Experts

13th October 2015 - Chamber Coffee Morning at Richmond, The American International University in London
Meet local businesses in this beautiful location – book below

20th October 2015 - Digital Marketing Seminar
Be ahead of the curve and take advantage of these local seminars from our Marketing and IT Forum Experts


22nd October 2015 - Chamber Business Breakfast at The Park Hotel in Teddington
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and enjoyable networking in The Park Hotel, Teddington

3rd November 2015 - Chamber Coffee Morning at St Mary's University Twickenham London
Come and enjoy a Chamber coffee morning at St Mary’s University Twickenham with the chance to network across the Richmond Borough

9th November 2015 - Digital Marketing Seminar
Be ahead of the curve and take advantage of these local seminars from our Marketing and IT Forum Experts

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

16th November - 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 - Digital Marketing Seminar
Be ahead of the curve and take advantage of these local seminars from our Marketing and IT Forum Experts


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

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
 
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
 

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NEWS BYTES FROM OUR CHAMBER FORUMS 
 
Bank of England - Agents' summary of business conditions May 2015
  • Consumer services and retail sales turnover had risen moderately.
  • Housing market activity remained below that of a year earlier, with some contacts reporting a slowing in the run-up to the General Election.
  • Investment intentions for the next twelve months were consistent with moderate growth overall.
  • Business services turnover growth had remained robust and broadly based.
  • Manufacturing output growth, both for the domestic market and for export, had edged lower.
  • Construction output growth had continued to ease on a year earlier, but remained fairly robust overall.
  • Corporate credit availability had improved further.
  • Employment intentions had edged higher and were consistent with modest headcount growth overall.
  • Recruitment difficulties had changed little, at a level somewhat above normal.
  • Capacity utilisation had remained at broadly normal levels in manufacturing, but slightly above normal for services.
  • Growth in total labour costs per employee had been steady.
  • Materials costs and imported finished goods prices had remained lower than a year earlier.
  • Output prices had fallen on a year earlier for manufacturers, although they had risen moderately for business services firms.
  • Profitability growth had edged higher for services, but had fallen for manufacturers.
  • Consumer price inflation had remained negative for goods. Retail service prices had continued to increase modestly
 

~ Chamber Coffee Morning - ART House - Copyright PFT Photography ~

~ Chamber Coffee Morning - ART House - Copyright PFT Photography ~

~ Chamber Coffee Morning - ART House - Copyright PFT Photography ~

~ Chamber Coffee Morning - ART House - Copyright PFT Photography ~

~ Chamber Coffee Morning - ART House - Copyright PFT Photography ~

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,
 
Another eventful couple of weeks and in glorious sunshine too with many new members joining us - welcome to you all!

Firstly well done to RACC with their new build now opened by the Duke of Edinburgh last week - your team did a fabulous job for both RACC and Richmond upon Thames as a whole- very well done!

Since our last newsletter, we had truly inspirational speaker Stefan Kadlubowski at our Chamber Breakfast hosted by the Richmond Gate Hotel on Richmond Hill a couple of weeks ago. The breakfast was delicious and the service impeccable - thank you to the Gate team. Also Stefan was amazing and all agreed we should reschedule him for an in-depth master class, which will be bookable at our website for early July; happily he has agreed to facilitate this - thank you Stefan.

Local businesses gathered too for a Chamber Art Pop Up Coffee Morning at 1-3 Richmond Rd in Central Twickenham hosted by the Orleans Gallery team, our very own cultural hub for the borough of Richmond upon Thames. The local art displayed here is available for purchase and is on display for another couple of weeks; so do visit and see if there are any pictures, drawings or sculptures you simply have to buy! You will be given a very warm welcome and our local artists will be over the moon.

Beauty was also on our business calendar this month with Kiss n Makeup in Church St hosting our Glamour evening and The Crown pub St Margaret’s providing delicious hot canapés which the ladies enjoyed with sparkling wine. The experienced Kiss n Makeup team demonstrated the glamour look on each of our business ladies and our photographer Vicki Sharp captured these in portraits which the ladies could then purchase.

Yesterday we enjoyed a Chamber Coffee Morning in the glorious Teddington sunshine in a beautiful Italian setting at Award winning restaurant Shambles hosted by the lovely Margarita and the Shambles team. She and Massimo welcome businesses daily to their restaurant and they showcased their beautiful garden areas for lunches or dinners; do pop in a take a look.

Data Science was the theme yesterday afternoon and UK leading expert Andreas Voniatis demonstrated why we should be testing each and every page of our website to ascertain their effectiveness in respect to ROI and so return on investment. The delegates agreed that the session was excellent and they loved their one-on-one insights regarding their own websites and social media strategies. As Best Business World Stores co founder demonstrated how doing the data science can be what separates you from your competitors, so take a look at this approach and watch out for our next session too, which Andreas has agreed facilitate.

We have also trained more mentors so please let us know if you would like a mentor or indeed if you wish to be one as this initiative is extremely popular with our members.

A very important notice - we have a Chamber Business Forum on Europe event with our Twickenham MP Dr Tania Mathias and Steve Baker MP Co Chair of Committee Conservatives for Britain on Friday 3rd July 6pm to 7pm at the Richmond College in Twickenham - the aim of this discussion is to inform our MP of your views on Europe. If you are unable to make this discussion please email me your views on Europe at ceo@richmondchamberofcommerce.co.ukwith the subject Europe.

I know we will see many of you  at Strawberry Hill Golf Club next week - remember you can also book a free round of golf subsequent to the Chamber Breakfast - I am told the course is beautiful so a rare opportunity for you all.

Have a great week and see you all soon.

Please do join us and enjoy all the benefits of becoming a Chamber Member http://richmondchamberofcommerce.co.uk/join-us/
 
Best wishes,

Anne and the team

Anne Newton
CEO, Chamber of Commerce


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email@richmondchamberofcommerce.co.uk
 

 ~ Chamber Coffee Morning at Shambles Restaurant, Teddington ~
~ Copyright  Trevor Aston Photography ~

 ~ Chamber Coffee Morning at Shambles Restaurant, Teddington ~
~ Copyright  Trevor Aston Photography ~

 ~ Chamber Coffee Morning at Shambles Restaurant, Teddington ~
~ Copyright  Trevor Aston Photography ~

~ Chamber Business Breakfast at The Richmond Gate Hotel ~
~ Copyright  Trevor Aston Photography ~

~ Chamber Business Breakfast at The Richmond Gate Hotel ~
~ Copyright  Trevor Aston Photography ~

~ Chamber Business Breakfast at The Richmond Gate Hotel ~
~ Copyright  Trevor Aston Photography ~

~ Chamber Glamour Evening with a makeover demonstration of a simple elegant look ~
~ Copyright  Vicki Sharp Photography ~

~ Chamber Glamour Evening with a makeover demonstration of a simple elegant look ~
~ Copyright  Vicki Sharp Photography ~

~ Chamber Glamour Evening with a makeover demonstration of a simple elegant look ~
~ Copyright  Vicki Sharp Photography ~

~ Chamber Digital Marketing Seminar ~
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