Welcome to Richmond’s Den Enterprise Programme

Been thinking about a business or social enterprise idea?

Or already up and running?

Put the spotlight on your business idea and you’ll be on your way to free start-up or growth support, and be in with a shout for the £10,000 prize fund!

Take the next step…just let us know about your idea or plan in 500 words and we’ll help you step up.

Richmond’s Den is not currently open for entries.  If you’d like to register interest in entering or sponsoring future programmes, email us using our contact form.

Congratulations to our 2015 winner Leo Chan and his enterprise EquallyPossible! Leo wins our top prize of £10,000 to take his business forward.  Well done to the finalists – Shabir Valis and Masoud Ahmadi of Valis Fitness, and Bianca Dainty of Easy Safety Cert for getting so far and making such a competitive final. 

Read about all of the finalists and shortlisted entrants here  and read the story of the final here.

 Richmond's Den 2015 winner

( L to R): Joanna Hill (C.O.O. at the Start Up Loans Company – Den Dragon); Mark Davies (MD at Camberton – Den Dragon); Leo Chan (Richmond’s Den 2015 Winner); Zac Goldsmith MP; Councillor Pamela Fleming (Richmond Council); Robin Ghurbhurun (Principal and CE at Richmond Upon Thames College – Den Dragon)

Thank you to our sponsors – below – for supporting the programme and prize fund, and sharing in our aim to nurture enterprise talent in the borough.

Richmond’s Den provides all eligible entrants with direct support to develop their ideas or business plans*. Shortlisted entrants and finalists are given extra support to prepare for the later stages.

 *an upper limit may be applied to the number of entries


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