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Locating your business

Richmond upon Thames is ideally situated with easy access to central London and the rest of the UK, has a highly skilled workforce, and possesses an enviable natural environment.  


The borough is has a diverse, resilient economy and is highly entrepreneurial, characterised by a high proportion of micro-businesses and self-employed residents.

The borough has one of the highest business survival rates in London and some of the lowest insolvency and bankruptcy rates in the country.

Transport links

The borough is extremely well connected.  By road there is excellent access to central London, the main motorway network (M3 and M25), and to Heathrow Airport. Mainline train stations connect the borough to central London in 15-20 minutes, and to the rest of the country.

Towns and villages

Our major town centre is Richmond, with district town centres of Twickenham, Teddington, Whitton and East Sheen. Smaller local centres provide a large range of independent shops and services, each with their own character and sense of community.

There is an active network of business and traders’ associations that help ensure our centres remain attractive and lively. Each area has something different to offer.

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Updated: 17 July 2024

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