Award for Best in High Street

Sponsor: Richmond & Twickenham Times

The Richmond & Twickenham Times is a popular newspaper in southwest London, covering the boroughs of Richmond and Twickenham. First published in 1873,  it has been a trusted source of local news and information for over a century. The paper has a loyal readership and is well-known for its coverage of local events, politics, and community issues.

The Richmond & Twickenham Times has a strong online presence, with a website that provides up-to-date news, sport, and entertainment coverage, as well as an archive of past stories. The paper also has a social media presence, with active accounts on Twitter and Facebook, making it easy for readers to stay connected and engaged with local news and events.

The newspaper has won numerous awards for its journalism, including the Regional Newspaper of the Year award at the London Press Club Awards. Its team of experienced journalists is dedicated to providing accurate and informative reporting, and the paper’s letters section is a lively forum for local debate and discussion.

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 Richmond Business Awards; 2 tickets to attend The Awards Ball, so you and your colleagues can enjoy the fun event including a drinks reception, fine dining and dancing at the iconic Twickenham Stadium; 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 and the team will be delighted to assist you.

Directors can submit a YouTube link to a filmed entry of 2 minutes max outlining why they should win this Award. You can of course also add any additional details to the entry form or attach documentation. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at

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

    Link to YouTube for a film of up to 2 minutes on why you your High Street business should win (optional):

    Please indicate your business sector, type of activity & 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 this year with any commentary, including any plans for the future, so that the judges understand the challenges and opportunities you faced and the outcomes - any information 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. 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)