Award for Best Charity or Social Enterprise

Sponsor: The Richmond Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is incredibly proud to sponsor this category underlining our commitment to develop and motivate ALL talent in our community and so delivering increased economic prosperity and people satisfaction in equal measure across our Richmond upon Thames region.

To join the Chamber’s business community of international and domestic corporates, SMEs, start-ups, professional firms and retailers and benefit from £900 free advertising, subsidised networking and mentoring, as well as additional sponsorship opportunities, sign up at https://www.richmondchamberofcommerce.co.uk/join-the-richmond-chamber-of-commerce/

Varied and interesting themed business networking events are bookable at https://www.richmondchamberofcommerce.co.uk/upcoming-events/

Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Entry Guidelines:

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 email@richmondchamberofcommerce.co.uk and the team will be delighted to assist you.

Entry Form for Category: Best Charity or Social Enterprise

    Your Name

    Your Job Title

    Your Email

    Your Phone Number (mobile and/or landline)

    Name of charity or organisation

    1. Are you a not for profit organisation such as a charity, voluntary or community group or social enterprise - Yes/ No 20 words

    2. How much work does your organisation do work in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames? Please detail? Up to 50 words

    3. How does your organisation make a difference to people living, working or studying in the borough, to the borough’s environment, or otherwise address local needs? Up to 100 words

    4. Describe a project or piece of work that has made a significant difference and had a significant impact since April 2018. This positive impact could be to your service users, staff/trustees, volunteers, stakeholders or your supporters/donors. Use metrics/evidence wherever possible. Up to 500 words

    5. What the initial project challenge or aim? Up to 100 words

    6. What had you intended to achieve? Up to 100 words

    7. What was innovative about your approach? Up to 100 words

    8. What was the impact and success you’ve seen as a result so far? Up to 500 words

    9. 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.

    10. 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)