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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.

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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…

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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.

Breakfast Muffins in the Mayor’s Parlour – Business Event in Kingston

On the desk of the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames – books to makes sure he knows his place…

Kingston Chamber of Commerce’s latest networking breakfast event was in the Mayor’s Parlour in the Guildhall.  I had to go and have a look – just too tempting for a nosey person like me.  You always meet some interesting people at these well-attended events, and you find out about their many great business ideas!

Laura’s Pet’s Pressies editorial photography

BBC Children’s had a sort of ‘junior Dragon’s Den’ programme, which 9 year old Laura won. Her prize was the opportunity, support and resource to try out her business idea; ‘Pet’s Pressies’. She came to ‘Pets at Home’ in Richmond with her Dad, the BBC sent a TV crew. As well as the the retail space, Pets-at-Home merchandiser lent Claire, one of their experienced merchandiser. Laura was great, she listened to the advice she was given and was very self-assured talking to the customers.

 

Richmond Business Awards 2015

The Richmond Business Awards recognise the strength and vitality of business in the London Borough of Richmond. The twelve categories in this Richmond event are sponsored by some the bigger businesses in the Borough. We all get to dress up for the award ceremony in the Live Room at the rugby stadium, where the food was surprisingly good!

Paddy O’Connell from BBC Radio News was the master of ceremonies. He drove the event like a thirsty cowboy so it didn’t drag on and got to the dancing before anyone got too emotional.

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Best Business Award – Butterworth Laboratories

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Best Small Business – Page Tiger

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People’s Choice – Richmond Theatre

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Best New Start-Up – Brilliant Play Solutions

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Best Charity or Social Enterprise – Richmond Borough Mind

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Best Achievement in Corporate Responsibility – Haymarket Media Group

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Best Website – Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

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Best Professional Practice – Tech Division

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Best Exporter – FT Technologies

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Best Training and Development – Hanover IT

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Best Retailer – Kew Enterprises

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Best Customer Service – The Maris Practice

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Best Business for Innovation – Foehn Ltd

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The Commended and Highly Commended