Best Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility

Sponsor: Be Richmond

Be Richmond is the ‘brand persona’ of the Richmond Business Improvement District (BID) which launched in 2017. The purpose of Be Richmond is to represent Richmond BID stakeholders and promote Richmond town centre as a great place to live, work and explore. The Be Richmond branding is designed to reflect the quality and vibrancy of Richmond town centre, its business offer, as well as the broad appeal of the Richmond offer. Be Richmond highlights the town’s strengths and focusses on five priorities:

  • Supporting Business Growth
  • Enhancing the look and feel of the BID area
  • Raising the profile of Richmond to all relevant parties
  • Implementing key corporate and social responsibility strategies
  • Working to address parking and traffic congestion issues
Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Entry Guidelines:

Companies of all sizes should enter. Please take a look at the background below and think about what positive impact your business has on the community of Richmond upon Thames, the environment, your employees and their families and so on…It could be your business supports the local youth and their families via sponsorship of youth clubs or football teams or you create opportunities for your staff to volunteer for local charities or environmental groups. We would like to know how your business gives back to the community. To enter you need to be a business or organisation in Richmond upon Thames or do significant work in the borough. When completing the entry forms please use metrics for example proportion of turnover, %, numbers in your evidence – this will assist in the judging. All sizes of businesses and organisations are invited to enter and all will be judged according to their size. If you do not have all the answers you could still win – our independent judges will judge you fairly. The number of characters allowed per question indicates the maximum – by no means do you have to use all of these to answer the questions fully. Please attach any additional evidence such as press releases or testimonials or confidential business balance sheets to support your entry. Prior to entering the Awards this year, please pay the entry fee using the PAY ENTRY FEE button below. This entitles your business to: enter multiple 2020 Richmond Business Awards; 2 tickets to attend The Summer Awards Ball, so you and your colleagues can enjoy the fun event including a drinks reception by the iconic Twickenham Rugby pitch, fine dining and dancing in the stunning on trend The Lock; and last but not least so you can pick up your Award should you win. Before paying the fee, join the Richmond Chamber of Commerce to access the subsidised Awards Entry Fee, the extensive business network, compelling advertising and PR packages, free mentoring services, varied weekly events, facilitation services and more. These Entry Fee seats can be added to a table for 10 should you wish to purchase a table so that we can accommodate tables of 12. Please note that the entry fee is paid only once and entitles your business or organisation to enter multiple Awards. If you have any questions about entering any of the categories, the process or anything else please contact us at and the team will be delighted to assist you.

Entry Form for Category: Best Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility

    Your Name

    Your Job Title

    Your Email

    Your Phone Number (mobile and/or landline)

    Name of business or organisation

    Please indicate your business sector, type of activity, approximate turnover & no. of employees

    1. Is your business or organisation either based or trade significantly within The Borough of Richmond upon Thames - 20 words

    2. Which CSR programme is most relevant to your business in 2020 e.g. community, employees, workplace, environment, supply chain/ suppliers etc? Please describe these and include the planning and the outcomes.
    - 500 words

    3. How did you implement and manage this? 200 words

    4. How do you measure its effectiveness? 200 words

    5. Do you support employee community involvement and if so, how? 200 words

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    7. Please describe how your business responded to Covid: any innovation or diversification to reach new sectors or customers; health and safety measures applied to keep everyone safe; how directors maintained and enhanced communications during lockdown; and any other improvements made as a direct result of the pandemic.

    8. Who will collect the Award at the awards ceremony should you win?

    Please upload your company logo and any other documents relevant to your entry here (max. 2Mb)