Best Professional Practice

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 this Award, please pay the entry fee using the PAY ENTRY FEE button below. This entitles your business to enter an Award and 2 to attend The Awards Ball, so that you can pick up your Award should you win. Before paying the fee we invite you to join the Chamber of Commerce to access the subsidised Awards Entry Fee, as well as plugging into the business network, advertising packages, free mentoring, events and more. We can also add these 2 seats to a table for 10 should you be sponsoring another Award or wish to purchase a table. 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 Professional Practice

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. Does your business or organisation do work and or is it based in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames? - max 20 words

2. If not based in the Borough please specify what % and how much work you do in Richmond u/Thames? - max 50 words

3. Show how your business adheres to professional standards/codes of conduct and reasonable clients complaint procedures - max 500 words

4. Evidence how your business is held in high regard by peer Groups and Clients -testimonials and repeat and referred business volumes - max 500 words

5. Show how you provide Professional advice/information freely or at reasonable rates/value for money/added value/uniqueness - max 500 words

6. Detail your quality control management systems and show that what is written down in system manuals is up to date and always met - max 500 words

7. Telephone answering speed, efficient and clear. Follow up response time to enquiries appropriate along with high standards of written communications - max 500 words

8. 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.

9. 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)