After a successful 2021 awards ceremony, Richmond Chamber of Commerce are now looking ahead to the 2022 Richmond Business Awards where businesses and charities are celebrated for their commitment to being part of a strong and growing economy in Richmond upon Thames.

Open to companies trading in the Richmond upon Thames Borough, the awards will be presented at a ceremony at Twickenham Stadium on Friday, March 3, 2023.

With the hard-fought 2022 competition now on, a top-three win is great for business.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Best female entrepreneur Hala AllawiBest female entrepreneur Hala Allawi (Image: Richmond Business Awards)

As well as driving sales and investment, boosting staff and stakeholder morale, there is also extensive press PR and brand awareness across an influential UK territory.

The top three in each category are displayed in London press and on the Chamber of Commerce and Business Award websites as well as across digital media.

Winners receive trophies, top three certificates and digital banners.

Minesoft, 2021’s winner of the Best Business trophy sponsored by The Petersham Nurseries, knows the value of winning these prestigious prizes, as in Richmond upon Thames, UK international leaders of industry, commerce and Government reside and they observe businesses that excel and stand-out.

Minesoft is one such business and is the leading global patent solutions provider offering online products and services to many Fortune 500/FTSE 100 companies, IP specialists, patent attorneys and search firms around the world.

Another 2021 success included Twickenham’s True Medispa which clinched not one, but two trophies for Customer Service and the People’s Choice, where the public vote for their favourite businesses.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Best environmental and sustainability category winner Gaucho Rare RestaurantBest environmental and sustainability category winner Gaucho Rare Restaurant (Image: Richmond Business Awards)

True Medispa’s team said they felt “privileged” to have won these competitive categories and want to continue giving the best five-star service.

They felt the awards ceremony was smoothly and professionally delivered by nationally known figures alongside both local MPs Sarah Olney and Munira Wilson and the Chamber of Commerce.

Richmond upon Thames Mayor presented the Highly Commended and Commended prizes, described as a “special” moment for all the winners.

With sustainability and innovation key for the future, many were also worthy winners.

Striking out with green innovation was Gaucho Richmond chiming with consumers’ wish to eat more sustainably. Super Structures Associates SSA won the innovation prize for a novel green solution to a particularly difficult client problem.

Best Small Business 1823 Group listened to their clients and applied innovative technological advances.

Best in High Street winner, The Wharf Restaurant and Jazz Bar, unveiled their fresh riverside jazz concept, new website and socials attracting new and returning loyal customers.

Opening the doors to the first private members’ club in Richmond was Best Start-up The Richmond Club.

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices developed services to support even more families than before and so were awarded Best Charity Award.

Richmond College innovated their online marketing to support students during the pandemic and are proud to have won the Digital Marketing trophy.

It’s all about the people, too, as Pet People in East Sheen showed an impressive commitment to both the technical and wellbeing of their people with development at twice the industry average.

Excelling in professionalism, resilience and passion of their wider team was Bluebird Care Richmond and Twickenham while Hala Allawi was also recognised for professionalism and strong strategic leadership and awarded Best Female Entrepreneur.

Feeling inspired to enter for 2022?

Entries can be completed online (deadline is January 20, 2023) or to find out more visit