Kingston Chamber of Commerce
Organisers of the Kingston Business Expo.
Kingston Chamber is one of the largest independent chambers in London. Find out how joining us can help grow your network and raise brand profile through our promotional channel.. Don’t forget to visit the stand to claim your money off voucher for our next networking breakfast.
As a highly regarded provider of FE and HE Kingston College has a reputation for developing innovative and dynamic training and development solutions for a wide range of public and private sector employers of all sizes,from SMEs to large multinationals. The Employer Services Team understand the importance of working with employers to meet their business challenges. Together we plan a responsive, flexible and timely training solution that meets agreed objectives.
We’re passionate about helping ambitious businesses to succeed. Building long-lasting relationships with SMEs runs deep in our heritage. We’ve come to know and understand the needs of our customers, which has helped us to appreciate the challenges they face and the support they need to overcome them. Let us help your business break through.
Meet the NatWest business banking team and our partners Lombard Asset finance.
Ecowelle started off as a Project Management company in 2011 mainly for consultancy and design servic es, we developed our contracting services in 2013 and have delivered more than 100 projects so far for construction and engineering services. Ecowelle facilities offer the most generous services deals for commercial, industrial and residential clients for their Gas, electrical, heating, building & maintenance.
The Christmas Decorators are the U.K.’s premier company for design and installation of festive lighting. Whether it is a business or a residential property, interior or exterior decoration, Winter Wonderland weddings or Christmas themed parties, we are the experts for you. We ensure that you receive a personal, bespoke service, no matter how big or small the job.With over 10 years of experience, direct manufacturing, more accreditation than any competitor and a client list to be proud of, The Christmas Decorators are your only choice to ensure a perfect Christmas this year!
WSM is a top 100 UK chartered accounting practice delivering professional services in it’s specialist fields. The firm is primarily driven by its UK taxation services which are provided to clients who are looking for an advisor with knowledge to navigate the UK’s complex tax systems, Alongside their taxation services the firm offers accounting, audit, insolvency, due diligence and consulting services.
Kingston Pound K£
Have you ever wondered what happens to your cash when you spend it in Kingston-upon-Thames? Well most of it (80-90%) leaves the borough within a day, then leaves the county and a lot of it leaves the UK – untaxed! Imagine if we could keep some of the money circulating around the Kingston Borough, what could that mean for any struggling independent businesses? If we commit to using Kingston Pounds as part of our weekly spend we will be taking control over what our money is doing and we will be investing in our own town and community. Local charity Love Kingston is the K£’s charity partner for 2017 meaning they will receive 1% from every K£ transaction.
Kingston Coaching is a collective of professional and qualified coaches focused on supporting teams, businesses and individuals in the Kingston Area.
Attending the Expo will be:
Roy Lane – Shine Brilliant – Results and Change Coach
Melanie Lawson – Assist – 24hr personalised text coaching
Nigel Pacey – Huntcliff – Retirement Coach
Rachel Russell– Thrive Beyond – Business Coaching
Event Partners and Venue Hosts: Kingston University is an innovative and enterprising university and is number one in the UK for graduate start-ups. Businesses can access the expertise of our staff and students across many disciplines and through activities such as research and consultancy services, postgraduate courses and business-focused training and development, and graduate recruitment opportunities.
McDonalds Restaurants are well know for their food offering but did you know about their amazing career opportunities and commitment to employee training and development? Come and meet some of the local team.
Expo sponsors: HSBC Bank plc is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. Meet your local HSBC team will be on hand to discuss their services for commercial banking customers.
Expo sponsors: Kingston Council are pleased to sponsor the Kingston Business Expo.
Kingston Council is encouraging the business community to share their thoughts and ideas on how we can plan for the future of the borough, following the launch of the Local Plan consultation. Meet the team and find out how you can get involved or to take part in the consultation online, visit www.kingston.gov.uk/newlocalplan
IQ in IT is a cutting edge Cloud IT provider offering cloud based services on demand with a personal touch. Our key products are Virtual Desktops and Virtual Servers which let you work from anywhere and from any device securely, Cloud (VoIP) phones packed with a lot of features like email contact sync, conference rooms, call queuing, real time sales statistics and a lot more. We are passionate about technology and always looking to provide new and better services to our clients. Our goal is to provide reliable best practice services and support to ensure our customers are satisfied with their IT. IQ in IT is dedicated to meeting our customers’ needs without compromising the quality of our work. We understand that no two businesses are the same and so tailor our solutions to your business’s individual needs.
If you are looking for a solicitor, you are probably at one of those important stages in your life. Here at Pearson Hards, our clients know that as they reach those big stepping stones in their lives, they can rely on our expertise. They know that we’ll take care of the finer detail, and use our knowledge to guide them in the right direction, whilst all the time looking out for their best interests.
The HR Department
We help solve your people problems! Trying to recruit a key person? Do you have a compliant contract and handbook? Are your team motivated and productive? Do you have any conflict, absence or conduct issues with your team? Come and talk to us, we can help.
We offer outsourced HR services to lots of local SME business owners to protect and enable their business and let them get on with what they do best.
Concept Vehicle Leasing
It’s an amazing feeling – if you’ve ever been fortunate enough to take delivery of a brand new car, then you’ll know what we mean. It’s special. At Concept Vehicle Leasing, our aim is to create this feeling, every single day.
Based in Surbiton, Surrey, Concept vehicle Leasing are your local fleet management and leasing specialist.
WPA are passionate about providing businesses and private individuals with a healthcare plan that offers freedom of choice as well as service excellence that is supported by clinical expertise. We love making healthcare transparent, so you don’t have to.
Currie Motors Business Centre
Currie Motors Business Centre offers finance solutions designed to suit businesses of all sizes. We work with customers across London and the Home Counties and will help you overhaul your entire business fleet.
We are hybrid experts and commercial vehicle specialists. Take a look at their cars parked outside the main entrance to the business school.
Businesses are built on the experiences they provide, and every day millions of those experiences are built by Avaya. For over one hundred years, we’ve enabled organizations around the globe to win – by creating intelligent communications experiences for customers and employees. Avaya builds open, converged and innovative solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration – in the cloud, on-premise or a hybrid of both
Omni Local Business Networking will be running the Speed Networking taking place on the day. Register at the stand to take part.
Omni Local Business networking is a vibrant, energetic, growing community of like-minded local business owners, spread over a wide range of different professions or trades, who have a wealth of experience and expertise, working within a network to pass business, connections and advice to each other.
Business Clan are a multi award winning consultancy offering advice, support & implementation across all areas of business. Experts in strategy & planning, marketing, IT, web design, SEO, HR, accountancy & bookkeeping. Business Clan will be running a series of free seminars throughout the day on the Silent Learning Stage.
AVTEAMUK Ltd. specializes in multimedia content creation and audio visual for live events, promo production, post production. We’re flexible, professional and experienced, offering seamless project support from concept to delivery. Our primary services:
Crew – Freelance staff for audio visual support and video production.
Video production services, from concept to delivery and marketing.
Audio visual services, from concept to delivery. All equipment and crew supplied.
AV and video equipment dry-hire.
Transfer and copy services: from older video formats to digital.
Meet Polestar – Surrey/Hampshire based independent financial advisers
Kingston Business Excellence Awards
Come and meet the team behind the Kingston Business Excellence Awards. Find out about how to enter and get some top tips to impress the judges.
Lead Forensics can identify your anonymous website visitors that don’t enquire, turning them into actionable leads – in real time!
We can provide you with:
• Valuable contact details of the businesses visiting your website including names, email addresses and telephone numbers
• Understand which of your marketing efforts are driving the most relevant traffic to your website
• Significantly improve your marketing and website ROI
Welcome to the No.1 choice for literature stands, literature display racks, brochure display holders, leaflet stands and leaflet display stands.
How you display your marketing literature on the right leaflet stand is very important in projecting your company image, so take a look at our extensive range or contact us with your enquiry.
Data protection and GDPR Compliance for small and medium businesses offering full service solutions at a fixed price without any hidden extras.
Dotwise delivers rapid business growth using a range of digital marketing strategies.
Based in Surbiton, we cover all of London, Surrey and beyond. Over 20 years experience in digital marketing and SEO.
Friendly, approachable team who speak plain English
When it comes to events, here at Revolution Bars Group PLC we mean business. Whether it’s a work event, personal event, Christmas do, lavish summer party, away day or upcoming conference – or if you simply need a catered meeting room. Whatever’s in the diary, our team of passionate and talented Sales Managers will do the hard work for you.
Chessington World of Adventures Resort is a whole world of wild adventures and is perfect for entertaining clients, rewarding staff and involving everyone’s families. Our Conference Centre has of six modern meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 300 delegates. All conferences are managed by a dedicated team both before and during the event. We can offer accommodation in our two hotels and have full dining and hospitality facilities. Finally, we also have a theme park, Zoo and Go Ape High Ropes course on site!
greatvideo.co.uk are our official videographers for the expo. Spot them capturing the activities of the day as well as the action on the speed learning stage. If you are interested in how video can enhance your business profile or increase your SEO, pop over and ask them for some details.
The Kingston Expo will feature a business advice hub, where visitors can access free, face-to-face support from a range of experts from within our local business community. Whether you are just starting out or trying to scale up your business they can help answer specific questions or talk through your business ambitions and challenges. The ‘Hub’ will be brought together by BoConcept in Kingston who have designed a lounge area using pieces from their inspirational Danish furniture range, this will create a welcoming space for advisors and visitors to have a relaxed meeting. The team at BoConcept will also be providing complimentary coffee and will be available to talk to visitors about their free bespoke design services
Amanda Cullen – Business Made Simpler
Amanda is a Kingston-based business coach offering jargon-free coaching and workshops to small business owners (typically with 0-5 employees). Her work encompasses a wide range of business issues, and is 100% tailored to the needs of each client. Typical areas include:
Pricing and packaging
Identifying and attracting ideal clients
Joyce Ong has a lifetime of marketing experience working for corporate brands and small businesses, both in Asia and Europe and is here to give completely unbiased marketing advice for startups and SMEs. Together with her technology partner, Joyce has worked with startups and small businesses building apps, websites and providing app marketing training and consultancy. She is happy to help with:
User friendly, time-saving DIY marketing tools for Non-Techies
Apps and app marketing (your app goals, what works, what doesn’t and integrated app campaigns)
Your website as a marketing channel
Online learning to support your marketing journey
Joyce runs Marketing Tech – her mission is to help as many businesses as possible harness affordable mobile technology to help them grow, whether it is progressive web apps, native apps or multi-screen websites today, chat bots tomorrow or something else that’s available, affordable and commercially tried and tested.
Nick Ball is the Senior Associate in Business Law at TWM Solicitors. Nick can help at all stages in your business life, whether you are starting up for the first time, planning to sell or exit or anything in between. He has an approachable style to the way that he works and enjoys building long-term relationships with his clients to help their businesses grow and develop.
CEM offers advice for you and your business, not just on traditional bookkeeping services but also on business strategy for growth, company policies and procedures, cost and stock control, budgeting and forecasting, cash flow management and training. CEM Bookkeeping and Consultancy Services are a registered practice with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). Whether you are an established business or just starting up, you can ask Clare about any aspect of bookkeeping, accounts, self-assessment and VAT returns.
Giulia Iannucci – KnowThyBrand
KnowThyBrand is a branding and digital marketing consultancy. Offering guidance and strategic direction, we help clients define and develop successful brands that bring real value to the bottom line. Leveraging highly effective tactical tools, we then help them create professional and compelling digital marketing campaigns. We can offer advice on:
• Brand positioning/ re-positioning
• Personal brand and social media
• Logo and website design
• Digital marketing strategy, including SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Digital Advertising, Email Marketing
Kingston Samaritans provides emotional support and a listening ear to anyone struggling to cope including those who have suicidal thoughts. Anyone can access the service via phone on 116 123 free from any UK landline or mobile, email, text or face to face in branch.
In addition the branch has a comprehensive outreach programme including talks to businesses, community groups and schools. Samaritans also provides workplace training.
Time to Change (TTC) is a national campaign that aims to end the negative attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems. Kingston is now a TTC hub. We want to involve people with lived experience of poor mental health to act as Champions, as well as support communities, workplaces and schools to help end the negative attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems in Kingston.
We are a not-for-profit Social Enterprise offering a Change Management Programme that engages professional organisations with disadvantaged youth to empower both communities to ignite positive change. We offer a 360◦ model designed to prepare youth and professional organisations for a sustainable future through training and creating a long-term partnership between professional organisations and schools.
Love Kingston supports communities in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, now and in the future.
As well as building a legacy fund and giving grants to local charities to help them continue their vital services, we connect those willing to help, to those in need.
We offer a platform to encourage philanthropy across the whole borough.
Kingston shared enterprise club enables and empowers individuals to create and develop their businesses. A National Lottery, Community Funded project running until 2021. Our aim is to reach out and provide a safe and welcoming physical space to support local residents in and around The Cambridge Road Estate, including some of the most vulnerable and marginalised to help build their confidence and entrepreneurial skills whilst learning from and inspiring each other and making new friends.
Contact: T 020 8541 4441 E [email protected]