Latest events and opportunities

Independent business support providers offer a range of events and opportunities to help you grow your business.

The opportunities referred to here may be provided independently from the Council. Engaging with these opportunities is entirely at your own discretion.


Social media skills

Social media is a key tool for marketing your business. This workshop will provide the foundations for you to successfully use social media within your marketing mix.

Places are limited so please register early.

  • Date: Tuesday 14 November
  • Time: 5:30 to 7.30pm

To reserve your place please register

Christmas is coming - is your business ready?

The holiday season brings an increase in customers. Unfortunately sprinkled among them are individuals or groups who can cause severe financial, physical and emotional damage to businesses and our town centres.

This free business seminar, run by Richmond Council, Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Met Police, will cover important types of crime affecting the business community and residents across the borough - for example scams, fake money, theft, and the increasing threat of terrorism.

  • Date: Monday 4 December
  • Time: 4.30 to 6pm
  • Price: Free, but booking is essential

To book your place, email

Richmond Foodies

This is a free programme that is being delivered on our behalf by CPG Executive Consulting. The aim is to grow the Borough’s food sector and make it more professional and sustainable.

It is aimed at start-ups, established small independent businesses, and people intending to start up a business and will offer advice, support and training through a series of 5 workshops.

The Richmond Foodies programme timetable
Date Time Topic Price Booking
Tuesday 7 November 6 to 7.30pm Managing your finances for growth in business Free Registration opening soon

Following the workshops, 20 one-to-one sessions will also be offered, targeting those companies identified as most needing one-to-one support.

For further information visit the Richmond Foodies website or contact Helen Roberts at

Seminars and masterclasses

We are pleased to offer a number of funded places on a range of business support seminars and masterclasses provided by Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

36 seminar places and 12 masterclass places are available. There will be no charge to businesses, but places are limited to 2 per business and are confirmed on a first come basis.

There are no more funded masterclass places available.

To book a place on a seminar, email with the subject line 'Chamber events'.

Richmond Chamber of Commerce seminars and masterclasses
Date Type of event Topic Availability
Thursday 30 January 2018 Seminar Introduction to international trade Places available
Monday 26 February 2018 Seminar Data protection for your business Places available
Monday 12 March 2018 Seminar Dementia Action Alliance and healthy workplace agenda Places available
Tuesday 17 April 2018 Masterclass Grow your business through social media All places filled
Monday 30 April 2018 Seminar Mindfulness and well-being in the workplace Places available
Tuesday 15 May 2018 Masterclass E-commerce - everything you need to know All places filled
Tuesday 12 June 2018 Masterclass Make social media work for your business All places filled
Monday 18 June 2018 Seminar Introduction to financial planning Places available


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If you are a business support provider and are hosting a business event or opportunity in the borough, we would like to hear from you.

Updated: 17 October 2017