Award for Best Start-Up

Sponsor: London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

Richmond Council is delighted to be supporting the Chamber and RTT’s Richmond Business Awards this year and to be sponsoring the Best Start Up Business Award category. With one of the country’s highest rates of self-employment, entrepreneurialism is a defining characteristic of our workforce. Celebrating the success of new start-ups is particularly important now in a time of increasing economic uncertainty with Brexit on the horizon, a challenging retail environment and ever increasing overhead costs.

This Award also compliments our brand-new business support programme – Richmond Enterprise Challenge: Step Up; Start Up and Scale Up which is aimed at pre-start-ups, early stage and growing businesses to give them the focused support they need to develop and grow – building a firm foundation for our future local economy.

We look forward to seeing some great new businesses opening in Richmond and to celebrating their success at the Richmond Business Awards Black Tie Gala Evening in November.

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. Any additional questions about entering any of the categories please contact

Entry Form for Best Start Up

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