A FREE networking event to help you connect with other small businesses in Richmond, build relationships and grow your business. This month Debbie Gilbert will share her “Top Tips on Business Awards”.

Event details

This event is organised by FSB London and supported by Richmond Council’s Phoenix Enterprise Business Support Programme.

Our Speaker:

Debbie Gilbert, from Viva Business Support with her 'Top Tips on Business Awards'.

This short talk will cover the benefits of entering business awards, tips on what to include in your entry and where to find more information on the best awards to enter for your business.

Debbie Gilbert is a multi-award-winning Entrepreneur and owner of Viva Business Support, a marketing and events agency. She is also the founder of Mums UnLtd, a networking company aimed at Mums in business which provides support for Mums in business. Her book ‘The Successful Mumpreneur’ has been a global success, which shares her knowledge on growing a business around a family.

Over the past 20 years, Debbie has built a reputation for being an excellent supporter of small businesses and start-ups. Growing a solid network has been her priority, which has been integral to her business success.

What to expect:

Lots of connections, good conversations and fun! Here are the key segments in this 90-min power networking event:

Your host is FSB member and local business owner Celia Rizothanasi, your Kingston & Richmond Lead. Celia is the Queen Bee of LinkedIn, a marketing communications strategist and personal branding specialist. As a Chartered Marketer and marketing mentor, Celia helps small businesses in professional services cut through the noise and focus on the marketing activities that get results.

  • Optional pre-event networking – doors open at 11:45am
  • Start at 12pm sharp 
  • Important updates
  • Speaker session – valuable learning to help you grow your business
  • Networking in small groups 
  • Finish by 13:15pm

We very much look forward to e-meeting you at the event.

Celia Rizothanasi

Event Contact

For general enquiries regarding the event, please telephone FSB Customer Services on 01253 336028 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm), or email [email protected]


Further information

  • New to virtual networking? Find out more about FSB virtual events and a quick guide to getting started here.
  • We want all attendees to feel welcome - please read our statement on Diversity and inclusion here.
  • To help ensure things run smoothly, please refer to our Events terms and conditions here.