Award for Best Start-Up

Sponsor: Richmond College

Richmond College RUTC offers a broad and innovative curriculum for post 16 study, including A Levels and an extensive range of vocational and technical qualifications inclusive diplomas and certificates and apprenticeships from entry level to level 5. The College is the home to a major £80m flagship building with Phase One completed in Spring 2020. Phase Two for the STEM and Sports Hall due to complete 2021.The new campus will help establish RuTC as a college for careers with an outstanding reputation for services to students and employers. It will bring together education, enterprise and the local community to deliver innovative curricular that utilises the latest technologies and the key features of the campus are:

  • State of the art classrooms with specialist rooms for digital and graphics courses
  • ‘The View’ Restaurant seating 100 customers which can be booked for external events
  • Theatre with seating for 160 people with live performance stage
  • TV, Drama, Dance and Music Studios
  • 3D prototyping FabLab, ceramics, darkroom and printmaking areas
  • Art studios
  • Exhibition art gallery, providing opportunity for local artists and photographers to exhibit their work
  • Business incubation spaces and business lounge for employers
  • STEM Centre
  • Sports centre and pitches

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.

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