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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 sign up now.


We’re Richmond Foodies and we have teamed up with Start Up Richmond. We’re 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.


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

  • Learn from experts at our workshops and events
  • Call our helpline
  • 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 industry
  • Access food business mentoring
  • Network with other established food-related businesses in your local area
  • Get your hands on tools and resources to help you build your business


Together with StartUp Richmond we have created the most comprehensive online portal ever seen in Richmond. Get invited to our growth workshops and showcases and gain access to business support for your food business.

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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.


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.

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.