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Richmond Entrepreneurs Conference 2017

Richmond Borough Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, 23 February 2017 from 13:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

Richmond Entrepreneurs Conference 2017

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee VAT Quantity
Chamber Members - Richmond Entrepreneurs Conference 2017   more info 23 Feb 2017 £39.00 £1.97 £8.19
Non-Members - Richmond Entrepreneurs Conference 2017   more info 23 Feb 2017 £59.00 £2.47 £12.29
Students of St Mary's University, RACC. RUTC and the American University Richmond   more info 23 Feb 2017 £20.00 £1.49 £4.30

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Thursday 23rd February 2017


13:00 - 18:30




Richmond Adult Community College


sponsored by 


with the support of 


"The Richmond Chamber is offering local entrepreneurs another fantastic opportunity to meet the experts, obtain advice, and improve their skills. The Conference will provide a real boost for entrepreneurs."   
Zac Goldsmith MP 

"Developing the right conditions for business entrepreneurs to prosper was my priority whilst in Government and locally - I encourage local businesses to take advantage of this valuable Richmond Entrepreneurs Conference." Sir Vince Cable



and attendance of Guest Speakers

Inspirational speakers, a cutting-edge programme of professional Chamber business seminars and quality high net worth business networking with entrepreneurs at all stages of their business life is what you will enjoy by booking this year's Richmond Entrepreneurs Conference 2017.
Click here to see a short film from the 2016 Richmond Entrepreneurs Conference...

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Surviving your First Year. The highs and lows of being your own boss


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Growing your Business. Where will your new business come from?

Facilitated by Patricia Bacon, Patricia Bacon Consulting

Patricia is an internationally experienced Board and Executive Director with over 25 years' experience working at a commercial and strategic business level. Patricia Bacon Consulting was established to ‘effect business growth’ for companies that want to scale. So, how does she make a difference? She coaches Company owners to ensure they are working ‘on’ the business rather than ‘in’ it and develop their growth strategy – where the Sales Engine is at its heart. Prior to starting her own business Patricia’s career included senior roles at The Instant Group where she was integral in running and building the business internationally and securing PE investment. Previous roles included The Henley Centre (part of WPP), The McWilliams Partnership, Swiss Bank Corporation and Nissan Europe in Amsterdam.

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Developing your Strategy. Where are you going and how are you going to get there?

Facilitated by Norman Jackson, JFP Strategic Planning

 Norman’s Big company experience was with Ernst& Young, Scottish & Newcastle and seven years abroad with Mobil Oil. For the last thirty years, he has been Richmond based working with SMEs as an Adviser, Mentor, Non-Executive Director and Corporate Financier advising over 1,000 businesses in the process. He is currently a Partner in JFP Strategic Planning, a Director of Sunningdale Corporate Finance Limited, a Director of the rugby club, London Scottish and facilitates Group Mentoring sessions for the Chamber


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Social Media for Business. Targeting your customers when they're online

Facilitated by Manoj Nanda, Richmond Business School

Manoj is a Project Manager and IT/Digital Marketing Trainer based in the Richmond Business School. Manoj's industry experience includes Business Development, Partnership management and the management and delivery of Technical Training for Web, Media and Digital Marketing businesses. Manoj has directly delivered skills training to freelancers, local start ups and SMEs on topics such as SEO, Social Media, Digital Marketing, E-Commerce, Web Design and Development.

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'How can I raise additional finance?' 'What are my online legal responsibilities?' 'HR regulations -ask those burning questions'

Whatever your questions, our panel of especially selected business experts will be on hand to answer your questions.

To ensure your question is answered, please submit a question when booking. 


Sophie Wright. Founder of WrightCFO

 Answering questions on the alternative ways to raise finance for your business

Richard Mullett. Director and Solicitor at The Legal Partners Ltd

Answering questions on the legal perspective of HR


Paul Theaker. Regional Director of Santander - London

Answering questions on finance from a commercial banking perspective

Greg Vincent. Senior associate solicitor - Corporate and Commercial, Morrisons Solicitors' LLP
Answering questions on law from a legal perspective

Lacy Curtis-Ward. CEO of The Lensbury

Answering questions on general business management



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13:00         Registration*

13:10        Light buffet lunch reception with live music served in the Queen Charlotte Theatre**

13:40         Richmond Chamber of Commerce CEO welcome & thanks

13:45         Keynote address by guest speaker...

14:10         Address by successful local entrepreneur

14:20         Relax with fellow delegates prior to heading to classes 

14:30        Seminars commence in the Richmond Business School

16:30         'Ask the Professionals' - delegates gather together to question the Panel

17:30        Events closes - Please join us at Livin Kitchens for sundown drinks

* Registration desk will be in the The Link, Parkshot Building, Richmond Adult Community College. 

** The RACC cafe will be available for attendees to purchase further refreshments.

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† When booking please indicate on the order form which Business Seminars you would like to attend. 

14:30 - 15:15   Surviving your First Year OR Growing your Business

15:30 - 16:15   Develop your Strategy OR Social Media for Business

~ About our Sponsors ~

RACC is proud of its rooms and facilities, and is delighted to hire these to the public. Located two minutes from Richmond Station with beautiful buildings (two prizes at the 2015 Brick Awards), an on-site café and rooms for every occasion (meeting/conference, performance/rehearsal, art, therapies), RACC is a great option for your next meeting or event.

Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) is one of London’s top performing colleges of Further and Higher Education providing education and training to 16-18 year olds and adults across Richmond, the wider London area and Surrey. The college offers a wide range of academic and technical vocational qualifications including A levels, BTECs, HE courses and a number of professional qualifications. The college also offers an extensive apprenticeship programme which benefits both young people and employers. RuTC is currently involved in an exciting redevelopment project of its existing site and by 2018 will become a major technical and professional hub for west London with a reputation for academic excellence.



Michael Pittams 020 8843 7957 / 07983 326007




Twickenham Experience Ltd. A Chamber Headline Sponsor



Cancellation Policy: We have a 48-hour cancellation policy. Event booking cancellations received with 48 hours prior notice are refundable. Cancellations received with less than 48 hours notice are non-refundable. Exceptions apply as follows: Events such as Black Tie or Special Evening Functions require a 30 day cancellation notice. Cancellations received with less than 30 days notice are non-refundable. Exceptions are flagged on the Eventbrite Invitation Page.

Do you have questions about Richmond Entrepreneurs Conference 2017? Contact Richmond Borough Chamber of Commerce

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Richmond Adult Community College (Parkshot)
TW9 2RE Richmond
United Kingdom

Thursday, 23 February 2017 from 13:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

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