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Welcome To Richmond Council’s

Phoenix Enterprise Programme 2.0

Reinvent, Repurpose, Rebuild

Are you a Richmond Based Business Or Resident Who Wants Help To Start Or Grow A Business?

Running from May 2022 to February 2023 we have something for each and every resident and business within Richmond Upon Thames.

An extension to the original Phoenix Enterprise Programme, this series of business support is built to enhance your business skills and connect each of you across the Richmond Community.

Why You Should Sign Up

These FREE Richmond programmes are designed to ensure your business gets the support you need to grow your business, re-imagine your business build the success you’ve always dreamed of.

PLEASE NOTE:

Each programme requires a new sign-up which will be added to your MyGrowthPod membership (if you have one already)

Indepth Mentorship For Existing Businesses

The Programme Includes:

  • 9 indepth mentoring sessions. Work with a dedicated consultant for 9 months, asssiting you scale yuour business to new heights.

  • Monthly networking

  • Access to our online business learning portal

  • Business Health Checks

  • Growth Action Plans

  • Access to specialist Experts & Consultants

  • Access to a local Richmond community

This Is For You If:

You are an existing Richmond Upon Thames business with a turnover of at least £50k and you want to scale your business.

Spaces Limited – Application Required

Hospitality business support

A-Z of Digital Marketing For Consistent Growth

The Programme Includes:

  • Six digital skills workshops. Journey on a simple step-by-step series that will enable you to fully utilise the power of digital marketing.

  • 121 mentoring sessions

  • Access to our online business learning portal

  • Business Health Checks

  • Growth Action Plans

  • Access to specialist Experts & Consultants

  • Access to a local Richmond community 

This Is For You If:

You are any Richmond Upon Thames Business who wishes to improve their digital skills and knowledge. 

Start Up Accelerator for 18 – 25 & 40+ years old

The Programme Includes:

  • Start Up Accelerator days. A complete 1 day programme giving you all the hacks, shortcuts, and skills you ned to easily start your business. 

  • Monthly networking

  • 121 private mentoring sessions

  • Access to our online business learning portal

  • Business Health Checks

  • Growth Action Plans

  • Access to specialist Experts & Consultants

  • Access to a local Richmond community

This Is For You If:

If you’re a startup (<18 months) or a resident of Richmond Upon Thames and want to start a business.

Spaces Limited – Application Required

Digital Richmond

Learn leadership and staff management skills that work for Hospitality businesses

The Programme Includes:

  • Four leadership & staff management workshops helping you build a powerful team that is productive, motivated, and delivering results.

  • 121 mentoring sessions

  • Access to our online business learning portal

  • Business Health Checks

  • Growth Action Plans

  • Access to specialist Experts & Consultants

  • Access to a local Richmond community

This Is For You If:

You have a hospitality business and want to improve your staffing, management and team retention and improve your leadership skills.

Start up Richmond

Showcase your creative business and get the support you need to grow a successful creative business

The Programme Includes:

  • Membership of Creative Richmond’s community platform. Showcase your creative skills, build a local profile, win new business and build partnerships with other creatives.

  • Monthly networking

  • 121 private mentoring sessions

  • Access to our online business learning portal

  • Business Health Checks

  • Growth Action Plans

  • Access to specialist Experts & Consultants

  • Access to a local Richmond community

This Is For You If:

You are a creative who wishes to gain more visibility, with customers, meet other creatives and be part of a creative community.

Business Support On Your Doorstep

We can only accept limited number onto these programmes. There is so much help available. Not only will you learn new business skills but you become part of a local business community that will be there to guide and help you as you grow. 

What Is It

support available

Specialist Richmond Support 

Inclusive Accelerator Programmes Designed To Help You Grow 

Choose which programme is most suited to you and sign up. It couldn’t be easier.

What Do I Get?

support tools

In-Depth Tools & Advice

A blended approach of eLearning & live support allowing your business to scale

Increase your skills, knowledge and confidence. Continue to grow you and your business. 

Who Is Eligible?

Hounslow Community

All in Richmond

We have something for everyone. Covering all industries & business sizes. We are open to all who have an business, or are residents of Richmond Upon Thames. It’s all FREE.

 

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FAQ's

Please click on the questions below to reveal the answers.

What is this Phoenix Enterprise Programme 2.0?

This is an extension of the original business support programme that has 5 individual programmes running inside of it. These programmes are sponsored by Richmond Council and run by CPG Executive Consulting Ltd and MyGrowthPod.

There are programmes for:

  • The Scale Up Programme
  • Creative business Support
  • Digital marketing & trading online
  • Start up support
  • Leadership & Management for Hospitality and Retail. 

All you have to do is pick the programme that suits you best. You can apply for as many as you like.

Who can apply?

This programme is open to all residents and businesses living and working in Richmond Upon Thames.

You must act quickly though as these programmes will only run until December 2022.

When is the programme happening?

The programme launches in May 2022 and runs until the end of February 2023 though most live events will finish by December 2022. 

All workshops/webinars are being recorded and you can watch them via the MyGrowthPod platform. 

What is the MyGrowthPod platform?

This is one of the most comprehensive business support programmes available. By being a member of the council programme you get full access.

It includes:

  • A series of health checks that you can complete on your business
  • An automatic Growth Action plan giving you step by step strategies to remove your business challenges.
  • An extensive eLibrary covering every subject on growing your business.
  • Access to previously recorded sessions from the programme.
  • Access to experts and consultants.
  • Access to upcoming events
  • Access to 121 private mentoring sessions with qualified consultants.

And so much more.

 

Can I still join if the programme has already started?

Yes, you can join all the way up to the end of January 2023. While, most of these programmes are ongoing, we record the majority of events/webinars so you can always catch up on the platform later.

Is this programme free?

This is a free programme to those who are accepted onto each programme. Essentially, Richmond Council will be paying on your behalf.

How do I apply?

All you have to do is click the apply now button on this page for the programme you want to join and then complete the sign-up form.

Some of the programmes are only open to small numbers and in some cases you must come from a certain industry or demographic. Please see each programme for details of any limitations.

What happens when I apply?

Depending on the programme you might be accepted immediately (as long as you are living in Richmond Upon Thames). That being the case you will be notified by email of your successful sign up.

Your programme includes MyGrowthPod platform access and you will receive an email with your username and instructions to set up your password for this resource.

If you are part of a limited space programme your application will be manually reviewed by our team and you will be informed of the next steps by email within 7 business days.

What if I don't have an existing business?

It is not necessary to have an existing business in Richmond (except for the scale up programme) however you will need to be a resident of Richmond to receive the support.

How do I access the Creative Richmond platform?

That’s easy. Just navigate to www.creativerichmond.co.uk and registered for free there.

You can be either a creative or a business/person interested in connecting and working with people in the creative sector.

About The Organisers

This programme is sponsored by Richmond Council and run by CPG Executive Consulting Ltd.

At CPG, we help people startup and grow their own business. This is our full time job and we love it.

We have been running business support programmes for local government, coporates and accelerators for over 15 years. To date we have helped over 30,000 people start and grow their own business.

We are passionate about helping business owners like you implement key strategies to accelerate your growth.  We give you the tools you need to succeed. We genuinely care about you and we will go the extra mile every time.

Together we’ll unlock your growth potential and give you the clarity you need to solve your business challenges.

We’ll make your job easier and more fun, find the answers to your business challenges and help you steer your business to growth and success.

Kirstry-lee

“This has been nothing but short of amazing in helping me start and grow my business. Their advice, guidance and wealth of knowledge has been incredibly valuable in giving me direction and understanding how I can scale. I’m so grateful to have been on the programme.”

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