Business Butler Richmond | Supporting Local Business

Business Butler Richmond has been created to provide an effortless and efficient way for startups and SMEs in the borough to find advice and support from local, fully vetted business professionals. It is difficult enough to find a business expert who understands your needs, let alone one who is familiar with the local business market. Thankfully, here at Business Butler, our experts tick both those boxes, which means they can help your business gain new customers and grow.

The Business Scene

The population of Richmond upon Thames is 198,000 (2019) and 63% of these are aged between 16 and 64. There are 13,500 businesses based in the borough, 93% of which are classed as micro businesses – employing up to nine people. The next biggest classification is small enterprise (employing 10 – 49), which amount to 750 in total and account for 6% of enterprises.

Professional, scientific and technical sectors are the biggest employers, with 11,000 workers and accounting for 13% of the workforce in the borough. Education employs 10,000 people, or 12% of the labour market, as does the wholesale and retail trades. There are 9,000 people working in administrative and support services, which is equivalent to 9% of the market.

With more than 1,400 tech companies and thousands employed in the sector, Richmond upon Thames has established itself as the ideal base for tech companies in the UK. In fact, Richmond has the highest concentration of tech workers of any London borough.

One of the first to choose Richmond upon Thames as its UK base was eBay who have been here since 2008 and have grown significantly since then. It made sense that PayPal then followed its parent company by setting up camp here. The Securitas Group also calls Richmond home, as does the Haymarket Media Group, Graze and Not On The High Street.

The Borough

Richmond Park covers 2,500 acres and is the largest enclosed green space in London and was a former sanctuary for Kings and Queens of England. Due to its importance as a habitat for wildlife, this Royal Park has protected status, it is a National Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation. With wide open spaces, woodland gardens and herds of deer, it is hard to believe that you are just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of London.

Richmond upon Thames is also home to the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Scattered throughout the borough you will find several historical properties including Marble Hill House, Ham House and Hampton Court Palace, the former home of Henry VIII. Richmond offers plenty for culture and art lovers too, with the Orange Tree Theatre and Richmond Theatre supporting up-and-coming writers and actors and there are numerous galleries to visit. There are several dining and small retail centres in the borough and Twickenham of course is the HQ of rugby union.

With so much to offer it is easy to understand why Richmond upon Thames is so high on the list of the most desirable places to live.

How Do We Help

The Business Butler matching engine enables you to find fully-vetted, locally based, business professionals who can offer advice and support when you need it most. All of our experts have successfully passed a thorough 50-point vetting procedure that includes qualification and reference checks and company searches. This removes the risk of working with someone you can’t trust and gives you added peace of mind.

The Business Butler panel of experts offer a wide range of services across all sectors throughout Richmond upon Thames. Specialist areas covered include finance, law and HR as well as 15 other key business areas. This bespoke service ensures you get advice and support from an experienced professional who is best qualified to help your business.

Community at Heart

We understand the importance of trading locally and by encouraging this we can help reduce our carbon footprint, while increasing productivity between business owners and spreading wealth across the Richmond upon Thames business community. Our platform facilitates this by allowing you to search for and choose from a panel of business experts that are based locally.