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Richfoodies - Enterprise


Join Our Newest Business Support Programme For Richmond

Richmond Enterprise Challenge
Step Up. Start Up, Scale Up

We’re Richmond Foodies and we have teamed up with StartUp Richmond to give you the most comprehensive Free Business Support that Richmond has ever seen. If you live in, run or want to run a business in Richmond which has something to do with food (whether making it, packing it, or supplying equipment, professional services, creative work or marketing support for it) then this is for you.

We are working with food-related businesses in Richmond so we can help grow your business like a perfect chocolate soufflé. Whether you’re an established business, start up or pre-start up, we’re here to help you; and all our help is FREE


And you will get:

Free food events & Webinars

So you can network, learn and grow
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On-Demand Training

Get you & your staff upskilled

Mentor & Expert Access

Develop Your business faster

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Access to Richmond businesses



Want to grow your food-related business?
Sign up now and you will be able to:

  • Get full access to everything on the StartUp Richmond platform
  • Get your hands on over 155 on-demand training modules
  • Learn from experts at our free food and general business webinars, workshops and events
  • Understand more about finance, recruitment, export/import, new markets, investments and how to exit your business
  • Get exclusive invitations to our Showcase evenings
  • Have 1:1 coaching from big cheeses in the food & business industry
  • Access food business mentoring
  • Network with other established businesses in Richmond
  • Get your hands on free tools and resources to help you build your business
  • Call our free helpline



Created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs Richmond Foodies is working with Richmond Council to help food-related business in Richmond to flourish.

Our Head Chefs are Helen Roberts and Soraya Lavery:

Successful entrepreneurs and business women, Helen and Soraya are powerhouses of experience in consulting,
training and mentoring SMEs and start-ups in food and other industries.

Helen Roberts


Since 1998, Helen has a track record of success working with SME's and Start Ups providing high level business & people strategies that drive growth. She is a successful entrepreneur in her own right and has coached, mentored, trained and supported thousands of businesses owners to date. She has in depth knowledge of the food industry. Helen's philosophy is simple – she always encourages her clients to Find and Do something that they are passionate about and that they love. She encourages people to strive to be the best that they can be and achieve far greater success doing something that they love as opposed to working, doing something they hate,

Helen founded CPG Executive Consulting in 1998, and launched Start-Up Richmond in 2010. She is a sought-after speaker on many businesses topics.


Soraya Lavery


COO of CPG Executive Consulting, Soraya has been working with SMEs and corporates since 2001. She has extensive knowledge of business and growth strategy, sales training and mentoring as well as significant experience in the food market. Soraya focuses on understanding core business challenges and providing sensible solution which achieve the desired results as well as ROI.

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