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London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames provides advice, support and information to startups and established firms in the borough.

Business support

Richmond upon Thames Council lists business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough.
Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/services/business/start_up_and_growth/local_support_for_start_ups

Richmond upon Thames Council provides signposting to sources of practical business advice and resources for startups, small firms and social enterprises.
Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/services/business/start_up_and_growth/practical_online_support_and_guidance

Business premises

Richmond upon Thames Council provides information about the commercial premises available to rent or buy in the borough.
Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/services/business/property_and_sites/commercial_premises

Libraries

Richmond upon Thames libraries are a good source of information and intelligence for startups and small business owners.
Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/services/libraries

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.
Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/services/business/services_for_business/business_and_street_trading_licences

Business rates
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.
Tel: 020 8891 7725
Email: businessrates@richmond.gov.uk
Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/services/business/services_for_business/business_rates

Procurement

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames spends more than £100 million per annum on services, supplies and works. It provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.
Email: procurement@richmond.gov.uk
Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/council/how_we_work/how_we_do_business/procurement

Emergency contacts

Richmond upon Thames Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property
  • Traffic accidents
  • Extreme weather

Tel: 020 8744 2442
Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/contacting_the_council

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