Yet another memorable evening took place last week of business networking to equip Richmond businesses with the networks they deserve.

Joining the Chamber’s CEO Anne Newton this time were the RFU’s Chairman Andy Cosslett and the Marriott’s GM Simeon Ventrice.

Wine and canapés were served at Twickenham Stadium’s Marriott’s Pitch View Suite, overlooking England RFU’s iconic rugby ground.

This was one of the many and regular business networking events held in various locations across the Borough of Richmond upon Thames and open to all businesses, start-up, small, or large, and the self-employed and employees from all sectors are welcomed too.

Anne Newton said: “August has seen businesses enjoy visits from The Bank of England, The RFU, and Richmond Council and enjoyed relaxed networking in 2 very special locations: The Ivy and The Marriott.

“Don’t miss The Chamber’s upcoming networking events to include a Breakfast with tech leaders KSBC and local MP Sir Vince Cable at RHACC in Richmond on 20th September at 9am.”

The Marriott team is offering their facilities for hire and are launching rugby day lunches to rugby goers and the good news is that Chamber member businesses receive a discount on these services.

To take up the offer contact the Chamber at

The RFU Chairman shared a brief history of the RFU from the purchase of a small cabbage patch, to now being the cornerstone of national rugby with all essential investments.

The Chamber’s CEO thanked Andy Cosslett for his support of local businesses and in turn he confirmed the RFU’s strong relationship ongoing with local communities.

Richmond businesses and residents are reminded to ensure they vote for their favourite business or charity in the run up to the awards.

The Chamber CEO added: “The People’s Choice category is your shout, and to vote go to and look for the People’s Choice category where there is a downloadable image you can use to encourage votes from your stakeholders. “

“Best Business sponsored by London Square is for businesses over £1m, that have had a good year and have the figures to prove it.

“The judging panel is looking for the evidence in your online responses that you and your team is delivering successfully.

“It is really useful for the judges to have as much transparency as possible so that they are able to see beyond the numbers for example your: vision; values; priorities; people priorities; CSR; and so on.

“Take the first step, engage your team’s help and enter. It is well worth it and be assured the judging panel is discreet, neutral and confidential.”