Small business owners in Richmond upon Thames share the stories behind their business success.

Ellen Ernstzen

Ellen Ernstzen is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist who has worked in the NHS and private practice for 27 years. Seven years ago, she set up her first Pilates studio in Richmond.

Susannah Weiland

Susannah Weiland is a hand embroidery artist and designer who has lived in Richmond for the last 18 years. She is inspired by the colours and textures of the natural world.

Tom Doran

Tom Doran, a former professional rugby player, was lucky enough to grow up in a household where excellent wine was omnipresent, which started his love for wine and running the UK side of the Doran Family Vineyards.

Faam Gallery

Marziyeh Ramezani from Faam Gallery talks to us about running her business. The fine art gallery in Whitton specialises in promoting emerging and established Persian and international artists.

Ashdown Group

John Lynes shares his story of setting up The Ashdown Group.

Refresh Dental

Dr Mide Ojo shares his story of setting up a practice right in the heart of Twickenham. The fresh approach to dentistry is based on a unique experience and first-class customer service.

Phoenix Clinic

Phoenix Clinic is a local, independent Scalp Micropigmentation clinic based in Hampton Wick. The clinic is run by Holly Coan and Lina Smith.

Dominique Nok

Dominique Nok, shares her story of setting up her photography business.

Lynda Jones

Lynda Jones, founder of The Vegan Soap Company London, says that it is never too late to start your own business which is sustainable and plastic free.

Darren Bartlett

Darren Bartlett, founder of Darren Bartlett Real Estate, shares his story of founding a boutique property agency and explains his passion for supporting local businesses.

Payam Pourkarimi

Payam Pourkarimi, owner of Saks Hair and Beauty Salons in Hampton, shares his story of growing a business and his proudest business achievement.

Elizabeth Batalla

Elizabeth Batalla, founder of the Institute for Achievement and Excellence, tells us about her business journey and the lessons she has learned along the way.

Sophia Procter

Munchy Play founder Sophia Procter reveals how she launched a business during a pandemic and explains how the Richmond community played a part in the company's early growth.

Celia Rizothanasi

Celia Rizothanasi, shares her story of setting up her consultancy and becoming a Queen Bee of LinkedIn.

Pippa Duncan

Pippa Duncan reflects on her idea for a local magazine which now has become a household name.

Ben Caspari

Ben Caspary founder of booheads shares his story of taking local inspiration for a simple global sustainable swap in the form of bamboo electric toothbrush heads.

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