Richmond Chamber of Commerce has led another networking event to provide business and economic updates to businesses in the area.

The Chamber was joined by representatives from a variety of businsesses, as well as Richmond MP Sir Vince Cable and Mayor Nancy Baldwin, at Le Salin Privé for a spring business breakfast.

Chamber CEO Anne Newton said: “We had another busy networking event with businesses of all sizes including: corporates, SMEs and professionals.

“We were delighted to welcome the Mayor and Sir Vince Cable who outlined the international economic outlook, likely Brexit scenarios and finally local matters he is addressing as MP.”

Sir Vince added: “My presentation was about business uncertainty: we live in dangerous as well as interesting times and I can understand why so many businesses are sitting on their hands and not investing.

“Not just Brexit but the unnecessary quarrel with China and the threat of war in the Middle East. If we can draw a line under Brexit – stop it – that will do wonders for business confidence”.

Mayor Cllr Nancy Baldwin said: “The Chamber spring breakfast at Le Salon Privé was excellent; I meet new businesses at every Chamber event I attend and am very grateful for all the contributions made by businesses to my two charities at”.

The Chamber has already launched nominations for this year’s set of awards, and is hoping to attract sponsors for the various categories.

Anne Newton explained: “Sponsor an Award and benefit from more than 100,000 Newsquest digital and print readers seeing your ads and advertorial, your table for 10 at the black tie gala dinner with reception drinks overlooking the pitch, half a bottle of wine and fine dining, dancing, networking and of course celebrating with presentation of prizes with MPs, Chamber, RTT and TV presenter and throughout this year and into next, social media on entering, attending and winning the Awards. Email us today to secure your sponsorship”

Upcoming chamber events:

Thursday, 4th July 6pm – Chamber Summer Party: Champagne and Canapes at Chez Lindsay

Tuesday, 16th July 9am - Chamber Breakfast at Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club with Richmond Mayor and MP Sir Vince Cable

Tuesday, 13th August 9am - Chamber Breakfast at Côte Bistro

Friday, 6th September 10am - Chamber Coffee Morning at Cote Bistro