Testimonials for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce

What people say about what we do:-

The Chamber is a coherent voice of businesses in the borough but goes well beyond that, for example fostering excellence & innovation amongst local employers and helping employees and companies to support many non-business initiatives serving the community and environment.”
– Douglas McCallum, Head of eBay Europe

“Richmond’s Chamber of Commerce has impressed me enormously. Among other things, the team provide a not for profit meeting space for local businesses large and small to be in touch and do business. I am struck by their openness and willingness to take advantage of every opportunity for the good of our area. Unlike so many of these types of organisations, they really make things happen. I hear only excellent things about the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and urge all businesses to join and enjoy all the services they offer, as I remain extremely impressed by all they do for our businesses.”
– Lord Zac Goldsmith Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Former Richmond MP

“Richmond Chamber of Commerce continues to impress me and based on my travels to many Chambers of Commerce across the UK, Richmond Chamber really is the best, delivering excellent services to our businesses across the area. I encourage all the businesses I meet across my constituency to join and participate. “
– Sir Vince Cable Former SOS for Business, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and MP for Twickenham

“Richmond’s Chamber of Commerce has become a vibrant hub for local businesses large and small. Businesses tell me how much they value the chance to network in a social setting or to join a meeting or seminar that explores issues of concern to them. In these tough times the role of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce is more important than ever.” – Baroness Kramer, Former Minister for Transport and MP for Richmond

“As always, I am so very impressed by all that the Chamber of Commerce do for our local businesses – whether they are start-ups, small businesses, huge global enterprises or even charities!  Anywhere CSR, mentoring services or knowledge sharing services are needed, the Chamber stands ready to help. Thank you to the Chamber and all our local businesses for all they do,”
– LBRUT Mayor Cllr Nancy Baldwin

“The Richmond Chamber has gone from strength to strength with high quality networking events, business mentoring, ‘knowledge sharing’ and excellent business forums. With Anne Newton as Chair, membership is at record levels and the regional Chamber is now the serious voice in the Richmond business community.”
– Cllr Geoff Acton Cllr Business Spokesperson

What people say about our Chamber of Commerce events

“Excellent well attended event with a great mix of business people who discussed all aspects of commerce – very useful indeed for me and my colleagues.”
– Gordon Hamper, Accountant and Business Manager at a national accountancy firm

‘’All aspects of this event were excellent, theme, speakers, discussion, superb food including steak and a fantastic venue’’
– Ian Craigie, Business Director and Kew Councillor

“Fabulous event in an iconic venue and lovely to meet the chamber members from wide ranging businesses large and small.”
– Kate Howard, Councillor, Hampton North

“Extremely enjoyable, relaxed and informal themed event with great quality of interface between the businesses and great speakers too.”
– Mark Gilham, Bank Business Relationship Director

“Interesting company, some I knew and always new faces too and the hospitality was spot-on as always. I’m very much look forward to meeting these businesses again at future Chamber of Commerce events and enjoyed this one immensely.”
– John Royle MD of IT business

“This event was great and 10/10 for content, business networking, hospitality, venue and
– Derek Mason, MD of structural engineering business

“Thank you so much for organising this business event as it was a really great morning with very interesting businesses attending, great speakers and all in all the experience was truly inspiring.”
– Annabelle Godwin Director at regional chocolate retailing group

“Yes it was a great business networking event and the breakfast and venue were perfect. I just love attending Chamber events as the member businesses who attend just help encourage you even
much more.”
– Leslie Ampofo, Bank Mgr

“It was a lovely event. The food, location and business information shared were amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed myself and met new business contacts too.”
– Claire Spackman Accountant at National Accountancy Firm

“As always it was a great pleasure to attend your fab events. The networking was on point. The Chamber of Commerce team made me and my colleagues feel very welcome and able to
contribute to the discussions and theme.”
– Prashant Pawar, Bank Business Mgr

“Hosting a business event for the Chamber is a great networking opportunity and makes visitors aware of what we as a Charity do and inform businesses how to get involved.”
– Pat Ealey, Charity Mgr

“I enjoy attending the Richmond Chamber events and for good reason; you meet a wide variety of knowledgeable people locally, they are good fun and business is often done – a perfect use of my time!”
– Andreas Voniatis, Digital Business MD

“The Richmond Chamber of Commerce has provided invaluable insights into the richness and variety of business activity in the Borough. This has inspired ideas for me at work and is helping me to think of ways in which I can make a personal contribution to the success of the local area in which I live. The networking opportunities are first class and the variety and quality of speakers which the Chamber has succeeded in attracting is extremely impressive.”
– Kate Ellis, Senior Corporate Executive resident in the Borough

“The Poppy Factory were delighted to sponsor a Chamber of Commerce event and relished the opportunity to meet many key contacts from Richmond’s varied business community. During the event we were able to share our plans and get local businesses engaged in our work. In turn, this has resulted in offers of support from businesses of all sizes and types and also members of the community too.”
– Liz George, Head of Fundraising, The Poppy Factory

‘’Excellent business networking in a gorgeous venue with a great speaker and superb drinks and food – absolutely well worth attending!”’
– Vicky Sharp, MD

“Very delicious breakfast, useful meeting content and first rate business networking too – an excellent event. I attend regularly and will continue to do so”
– Andrea Vida, MD

‘’Fantastic networking, speakers and hospitality – we value the Chamber of Commerce and engage as much as we possibly can. ’’
– Jamie O’Donnel, COO

‘’Very useful, great networking’’
– Sarpel Ustunel, Director

– Michael Hiskail

 ‘’Wonderful as always…’’
– Regina Brancato-Dunderdale, MD

‘’Very lively environment, good event and I will definitely come again.’’
– Chris Kwok, MD

‘’Very good event and very well organised.’’
– Peter Lilly, BDM

‘’Superb, excellent event.’’
– Thomas Middlehurst, Solicitor