Local support for start ups

There are many independent and commercial providers that can support your start up plans, some of which are listed below.

Please note, the decision to engage any provider is yours and you must use your own judgement to determine the provider’s suitability.

StartUp Richmond

StartUp Richmond is inspired by StartUp Britain, a national campaign to help Pre-Start, Start Up and SME businesses grow. Email helen@startuprichmond.com or call 020 8133 2954.

Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Informative events, sector specific forums, workshops, masterclasses mentoring and networking.

Richmond Opportunity Centre for Business and Social Enterprise

ROCBaSE works with clients on a person-centred and experiential basis resulting in you reaching your full potential. You’ll feel empowered and inspired to make your ideas work. Email anton@rocbase.org.uk or call 020 8712 5989 .

Social Enterprise Richmond

Supporting the growth and development of social enterprises and other small businesses, including strategic and business planning advice, guidance on legal structures and governance, and marketing, finance and accounting. Email paul.leonard.ed@btinternet.com, 07828 182352 or james.alexander.work@gmail.com, 07739 169767.

BestOf Richmond

Networking, events and marketing support for local businesses.

Richmond Council for Voluntary Service

Richmond CVS provides one-to-one intensive support for existing and start up social enterprises to help you review your business model, test assumptions, create a strong business plan and prepare your pitch. Email ssp@richmondcvs.org.uk or call 020 3178 8785.

Financial and business advice from chartered accountants (ICAEW)

IACEW professionals are experts in helping businesses make the right decisions from the very start. This can include business planning, tax/VAT/HMRC, legal, cash flow, employment, exporting and more. The initial appointment with an advisor is free. Find a local ICAEW chartered accountant.

Updated: 13 January 2020