Richmond hanging baskets inspired by suffragettes

To mark the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which first gave women the right to vote in the UK, Be Richmond have themed the colours of their hanging baskets on the Suffragettes’ famous purple, white and green tricolour design. Devised by leading women’s rights activist Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, the colour scheme had…

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Royal Wedding Reaches Richmond

To mark the occasion of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Be Richmond commissioned their own happy couple, in full wedding outfits, to visit Richmond town centre on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May. The couple, Libby and Carl, toured the town centre, visiting shops and businesses and greeting shoppers. They also handed…

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Be richmond sponsors may fair

Despite the unfortunate rain, the 49th consecutive Richmond May Fair, proved a great success attracting 145 charity stalls and large crowds who enjoyed crafts, treats and all-day free entertainment. For the first time, the fair, on Richmond Green with additional activities around the town, was sponsored by Be Richmond who issued free sweets on the…

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BE RICHMOND – BANISHING THE BLUES ON BLUE MONDAY

BANISHING THE BLUES ON BLUE MONDAY Last Monday, 15th January, marked ‘Blue Monday’ 2018. This is the day which, according to calculations based on factors like the weather and Christmas debts, is the most depressing of the year. On Monday, the weather in Richmond was particularly depressing with dark skies, heavy showers and a chill…

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Richmond Lights Up for Christmas

Richmond upon Thames saw a huge turnout as people flocked to the town centre to enjoy the Big Christmas Light Switch on Friday 24 November.   Performing elves helped get everyone in the festive mood as they entertained shoppers and families throughout the town from 4pm onwards and Santa’s grotto was open at the Vineyard…

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Be Richmond on the Radio

Listen to Be Richmond Vice Chair Gabriel Irwin’s recent interview on BBC Radio Surrey. In the interview, Gabriel introduces Be Richmond, outlines what a BID is and how it works and also explains the recent ‘Bid with the BID’ online auction in aid of the Poppy Factory, Richmond. Gabriel Irwin Be Richmond Vice Chair

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Meet Christopher Biggins at the Big Christmas Light Switch!

CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS TO LIGHT UP RICHMOND TOWN CENTRE Be Richmond is excited to announce that this year’s Christmas Lights will be switched on by the town’s very own Widow Twankey, the legendary Christopher Biggins. Mr Biggins will be appearing in character as the pantomime dame, one of his best known roles, to get the festive…

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Bid with the BID – Online Auction now live!

Bid with the BID Online Auction in Aid of The Poppy Factory, Richmond   In the build up to Remembrance Sunday, Be Richmond are running a charity online auction in aid of The Poppy Factory, Richmond. All prizes in the auction have been donated by Richmond businesses. Be Richmond Chairman, Erick Kervaon commented: “At this…

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Erick Kervaon Article in Absolutely Magazine

BID Chairman Erick Kervaon has a full page article in the September issue of Absolutely magazine. In the article, Erick outlines the ambitions of the BID and explains why he was so keen to be involved. He also discusses why he loves working in Richmond and why he is a passionate supporter of local businesses.…

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Town Centre Celebrates Official Launch of Be Richmond, the new Business Improvement District for Richmond

Business owners, retailers, residents and workers of Richmond came together for the launch of the town’s newly-formed Business Improvement District (BID). About 100 members of the business community celebrated the official opening of Be Richmond, a business-led partnership set up to improve and enhance Richmond Town Centre. Held at the Bingham Hotel on Thursday, September…

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