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Spelthorne Means Business – Photography at a Glittering Evening of Awards

You better believe it!

award winners

Great doing photography at the Spelthorne Business Awards, a celebration of hard work and enterprise that took place in the Orangery at Shepperton Hall. The awards were organised by Spelthorne Borough and the glamorous event was packed out. 
There so much appreciation showed for everyone, just getting on the shortlist was a great achievement. The main speaker was Julianne Ponan from Creative Nature who talked about beating a life threatening condition, braving rejection on TV’s Dragons Den and some mistakes made along the way. She also said the many awards she had won meant nothing compared to the achievement of building a brand and being surrounded by a fantastic team.

The winners of the 12 categories

  • Exporter of the Year – Experium
  • Creative Business of the Year – Stars Performing Arts
  • Best New Start-up – Nicola Ann Photography
  • Healthy Business Award – Harfield Dance
  • Best Business in Staines – McDonalds
  • Best Independent Business – Homeplay
  • Best Small Business – Hot Yoga Club
  • Best Business in Staines – Joint winners: The Thames Club/Vida Homeloans
  • Best Business in Ashford – Blackstone Printing
  • Best Business in Sunbury – Village Matters
  • Best Business in Shepperton – Quality Fruit
  • Best CSR Business – Quality Fruit  

Chessington Business Expo

Kingston Business Expo

Journalism Award Ceremony

Enter the awards this year

Scarves and Wraps made from Japanese Silk – Handmade Products – Photography in Teddington

Kumadori scarfHandmade products, photographed for our neighbour Valerie Timmis who makes beautiful scarves and wraps. We spent an afternoon in my Teddington studio photographing for her website. Val asked another neighbour, Graham to model. Such fun!

Val’s business is called Kumadori, have a look at the website. Her gorgeous scarves and wraps were a joy to photograph. They are unique, made from the silk of vintage kimonos which, Val says “combines Japanese aesthetic, luscious quality silks with fine, innovative decoration.”

A few doors up from me – and a few doors down from Val is the home of Charlotte Duff, who created the Kumadori website.

Food and Product Photography

Chessington Business Expo – Event Photography

Celebrating business in the South of Kingston BoroughKingston event photography

Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames, Councillor Margaret Thompson opens the second Chessington Business Expo, organised by Kingston’s Chamber of Commerce. The event was buzzing, full of energy, lots of great business people to meet and a chance to catch up with old friends. With Ed Davey, the parliamentary candidate for the Kingston, Chamber President Martha Mador and Chief Exec Forbes Low.

 

The Chamber of on the river

 

Business River Cruise on the Southern Belle with the Kingston Chamber

Turks Launches New Southern Belle

A business river cruise with Kingston Chamber of Commerce. A sunny, summer morning and breakfast on the River Thames – got to be better than a bacon sarnie in the office. 

Lots of Chamber members embarked and spoke with wit and passion about their business.

Turks Launches

Kingston Chamber of Commerce

Event photography in Kingston upon Thames

Would-Be Lib-Dem Leader Sir Ed Davey at Kingston Expo

Sir Ed Davey at Kingston Expo

Would-be Lib-Dem leader, Sir Ed Davey describes what it’s like to be in a leadership race. For the Tories that is, he and Jo Swinson, the other Lib-Dem leadership wanna-be are always lovely to each other. Sir Ed is MP for Kingston

Kingston University Business School hosts the Business Expo each year, organised by the Kingston Chamber of Commerce. Always a popular event and a good opportunity to interact with a wide range of businesses. As well as the exhibitor stands, there were a number of talks and speed networking.

Here are some happy exhibitors…

More exhibition photography

Kingston Chamber of Commerce Double Tree Event Photography

This Kingston Double Tree event gave the lie to the lazy prejudice that chamber’s of commerce are full of full of middle-aged white men. Many of us are actually beyond middle-age!

Kingston Chamber of Commerce growing membership is youthful and almost gender-balanced, so its events are all the more interesting and enjoyable. There are many great people in it’s membership happy to offer help and advice, and most importantly, pass on referrals for jobs.

I started my business after a career as an employee, so the Chamber’s been a great way to become a part of the local business community.

The Chamber sets out to be be fun, so this year’s President, Forbes Lowe of Forbes Design gave the annual charity fund-raising President’s Ball a Las Vegas theme with casino tables and an ABBA tribute group.

Get in touch to discus photography at you upcoming event. More event photography.


 

Kingston Guildhall Event with the Chamber of Commerce and Mayor

Bentall Breakfast – Photography at the Business Networking Event

Election Hustings in Kingston

 

Bramble Partners Networking at Gray’s Inn – Event Photography

Photography at an event in Gray’s Inn, or any of London’s prestigious venues is a small perk of the job. Bramble Hub connects public sector organisations with best of breed private sector suppliers through government procurement frameworks. They run regular partner events, some simply social, others opportunities to learn from peers, but they’re usually somewhere really nice. The latest one was in the hall at Gray’s Inn. The building was badly damaged in 1941, a brief history can be read here.

Exhibition and Event Photography

Conference Video

ICT Business Networking Event

Who’d do Their Business in a Stuffy Chamber?

Kingston Chamber of Commerce had a business networking meeting at The Canbury Arms in Kingston. A group of Young Enterprise competitors from a local school came along to pitch their product. They were fantastic – clear, articulate, lucid and with an enviable confidence that many of us grown-ups would envy.

Like many middle-aged men, I wear a suit to these events, but I’m in a minority, Kingston of Commerce is relaxed and friendly. Not that you can’t be relaxed and friendly in a business suit, but the membership is not dominated by grey middle-aged men, like me. Given that is was International Women’s Day, it was great to attend a meeting roughly balanced between genders. 

Bentall Breakfast – Photography at the Business Networking Event

Photography from Kingston Chamber of Commerce monthly networking event. October’s was at Bentall’s department store in Kingston. The event’s are always well attended, despite the impression this shot might give.

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Where’s the Chamber gone? Jerry Irving, CEO of Kingston Chamber of Commerce opens the meeting

As you’d expect from Bentall’s, it was an excellent breakfast, and there were a lot of really interesting people to meet, never mind the business!

Promotional Video – ‘How to Drive Your Business to the Next Level’

This seminar was filmed for a promotional video. Beverley Corson and Bryan Charter are Engineering Business Growth. They are a good example of the value of business networking – they met at a breakfast meeting, realised they shared a lot of their business philosophy and formed a partnership. This seminar – How to Drive Your Business to the Next Level’ is a taster for their ‘Engineering Business Growth Club’. 

I used my BBC training and skills to make this promotional video, filming editing and post-producing. If you’d like your business to benefit from a BBC-quality video, call on 020 8977 2529 or message me.