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Richmond upon Thames

Richmond upon Thames

Business

You might be interested in the following business information

Community Information Directory

The directory is a searchable database of over 1,300 local organisations, services and groups in the London Borough Richmond upon Thames and neighbouring boroughs (e.g. Hounslow and Kingston upon Thames). It covers a wide range of subject areas from advice and health information to sports clubs, community groups and religious or political organisations.

Richmond upon Thames Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s mission is to be The Voice of Business in the borough of Richmond upon Thames – ensuring business prospers by listening/communicating local businesses’ ideas and views to Government, media, organisations and community and by organising enjoyable, informative events, sector specific forums, workshops, masterclasses, mentoring and other business activities.

Richmond upon Thames Council: Business

Richmond upon Thames Council’s webpage with links about services and advice, start ups and growth, local information and data, business directory, commercial premises and investment.

Information last updated 19 April 2016

National information

Companies House

If you’re starting up you’ll find information about your need to register your business, how to check if a name is available, when to file accounts, and lots more. All limited companies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are registered at Companies House. 

Federation of Small Business

The main organisation for small business in the UK, the FSB promotes and protects the interests of the self-employed and small business owners within the UK. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches. 

Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust operates an Enterprise Programme providing money and support to help young people start up in business. The site also features an “A-Z of Young Businesses”, and a Business Finder. Useful resources and links. 

Setting up a business

Information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you’re self-employed or a sole trader. An essential starting point. 

Shell LiveWire

Established in 1982, the Shell LiveWIRE programme offers free online business advice and start-up awards of £1,000 and £10,000 funding to young entrepreneurs (aged 16-30) in the UK. The site contains lots of useful tools and links, including how to write a business plan. Registration allows access to more resources. 

UK Intellectual Property Office 

Many entrepreneurs, inventors and businesses forget about their intellectual property. The Intellectual Property Office helps you get the right type of protection for your creation or invention, no matter how big or small, from trade marks to patents, designs to copyright.