Award for Best Business

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Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Entry Guidelines:

To enter the business must have more than £5m turnover with no upper limit and be based or trade in the borough of Richmond upon Thames. When completing the entry forms please use metrics; for example proportion of turnover, %, numbers and employee or customer testimonials in your evidence. All sizes of businesses are invited to enter and will be judged fairly by independent professionals according to their size, financial performance and all other indicators including Covid-19 responses. Please attach any evidence such as press releases, 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 Business

    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 either based or does it trade significantly within The Borough of Richmond upon Thames?

    2. Please confirm your business' turnover?

    3. Can you demonstrate a good financial performance within your sector? Please provide evidence in confidence. 500 words

    4. Describe your business strategy for now/the future and how it delivers for your business. 500 words

    5. Do you have good stakeholder relationships so for example with: customers, investors, employees, community, environment and media - please evidence this. 500 words

    6. Do you communicate a clear vision, mission and strategy? 500 words

    7. Do you have a strong brand? 500 words

    8. Show how you innovate either technically or in other aspects of your business such as people management or marketing. 500 words

    9. Describe your business' environmental awareness. 200 words

    10. Show how your business is flexible and adapts successfully to challenges such as difficult market conditions, raising capital, fast changing technology and rapid technological and management related innovation.

    11. If your business meets these criteria - are you prepared if shortlisted to CONFIDENTIALLY share your business' key data with our judges? Yes/No - any questions, please email:

    12. 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.

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

    Please upload your company logo (high res and low res versions please) and any other documents relevant to your entry here (max. 5Mb)