Award for Best Retailer

Sponsor: t.b.a.

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 2021 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 in High Street

    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 trade significantly within The Borough of Richmond upon Thames - 20 words

    2. Share your retailing business performance during 2021 with any commentary, including any plans for the future, so that the judges understand the challenges and opportunities you faced and the outcomes - any financials will be shared in confidence with the independent professional judges. Up to 500 words.

    3. Describe your business experience/branding and also any website/social media you have and how it drives engagement whether it be footfall or online orders. Up to 500 words.

    4. How do you measure your business' customer service and do you have a way of encouraging customers to return and if so how? Up to 200 words.

    5. Do you have plans for the future of your retailing business and if yes, what are they? Up to 200 words.

    6. 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.

    7. 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)