Richmond Chamber of Commerce,
Non-Members Forum
Wednesday 15th July 2015


Voice of Business

Richmond Borough Chamber of Commerce
Newsletter for Non-Members











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Future Events

For all our exciting events please click 

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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

23rd July 2015 - Chamber Business Breakfast at The Plough Pub, East Sheen, sponsored by Santander
Book to enjoy a business breakfast event with local businesses in Central Richmond. Event sponsored by Santander

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

16th September 2015 - Chamber Theatre Evening at The Orange Tree Theatre - When We Were Women
Join us for the first major revival of a poignant, and poetic drama, about the evocative portayal of family life in Second World War Glasgow

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
Tuesday 6th October 2015 - Chamber Business Evening with Wine Tasting at The Good Wine ShopBook your ticket to enjoy a wine tasting evening with other local businesses at The Good Wine Shop.


6th October 2015 - Chamber Business Evening with Wine Tasting at The Good Wine Shop
Book your ticket to enjoy a wine tasting evening with other local businesses at The Good Wine Shop.

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

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

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

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
 
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 June 2015
  • Consumer services and retail sales turnover had continued to grow moderately.
  • Housing market transactions remained lower than a year earlier, with some contacts reporting shortages in the supply of homes for sale as the driver of this weakness.
  • Investment intentions had pointed to moderate growth in capital expenditure over the following twelve months.
  • Business services turnover growth had remained robust and broad-based.
  • Manufacturing output growth had edged higher for the domestic market. Growth in goods exports had remained subdued overall.
  • Construction output growth had eased further, but pointed to moderate growth.
  • Corporate credit conditions had remained at a level somewhat above normal, though they continued to vary by firm size and sector.
  • Employment intentions had continued to edge higher and were consistent with modest headcount growth.
  • Recruitment difficulties had increased slightly, becoming somewhat more broad-based. • Capacity utilisation had eased slightly in manufacturing, but remained slightly above normal for services.
  • Growth in total labour costs per employee had been steady.
  • Materials costs had continued to fall overall. The rate of decline in some imported finished goods prices had eased.
  • Output prices had continued to fall on a year earlier for manufacturers, but had risen moderately for business services firms.
  • Profitability growth had edged down for manufacturers, and remained modest for services.
  • Consumer price inflation had remained negative for goods; retail service prices had continued to increase modestly
 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,
 
Well with recent weeks dominated with 'Grexit and in light of the EU referendum', we'd like to know your view regarding UK and Europe:-
 
Please click here to complete the EU survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NKDFWG2
 
Does your team achieve great things by striving to do a good job for you? If yes there are 13 categories you can enter - the closing date is now a matter of weeks away and it is a matter of a couple of clicks atwww.richmondbusinessawards.com to enter anything from Best Training and Development to Best CSR - take a look and surprise yourself by entering and winning. The blogs on the Awards page on our Chamber website and the quotes in the Richmond and Twickenham Times from previous winners will spur you on to have a go...
 
Our summer events continue to be well attended: last week's Coffee Morning sponsored by The Holly Lodge Centre in the Richmond Park proved an eye opener to us all  in respect to the stunning environment they have created at the Centre and also the excellent work introducing children to nature; the Negotiation Master class by our Forum representative  Stefan Kadlubowski sponsored by the Richmond Gate Hotel again was well received by local business people from across the Borough - top-line the key is to be yourself, be authentic and seek win win outcomes; and then of course this week our Forum market research expert guided local businesses though the necessity for market research and online tools they could deploy to great effect. Thank you to all who participated in these events and to those of you who joined us as a consequence of coming along and meeting us all.
 
Going forward we have a number of events you can book at our website: - a Master-class in Martini mixing in at the Depot in Barnes this week: one of our Mentoring Groups is meeting on Monday; on Tuesday we have a Forum Workshop on new small business pension legislation - Auto Enrolment; a Breakfast sponsored by Santander next Thursday and a Rugby World Cup Pitch View Drinks evening sponsored by the Marriott and attended by Rugby World Cup Tournament Executive.
 
If you haven't looked at our website for sometime - please do - we continue to add to it such that it is the 'go to' place to find out what is going on in business locally and also nationally too;...
 
Thanks again for your support and see you over the coming weeks.
 
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 Commerc


Social Media links:-
@chamberrichmond
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https://www.facebook.com/therichmondchamberofcommerce
email@richmondchamberofcommerce.co.uk


~ Chamber Coffee Morning at The Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park - Copyright Trevor Aston Photography ~

~ Chamber Coffee Morning at The Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park - Copyright Trevor Aston Photography ~

~ Chamber Coffee Morning at The Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park - Copyright Trevor Aston Photography ~

~ Chamber Coffee Morning at The Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park
 - Copyright Trevor Aston Photography ~

.~ Chamber Coffee Morning at The Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park - Copyright Trevor Aston Photography ~

~ Chamber Market Research Workshop with Tony Dent ~
 
 
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