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Original Richmond - ORBTA

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Richmond in the county of North Yorkshire...

Shortlisted by the Sunday Times for "best town"
Shortlisted for the Great British High Street Awards
Gold Award Winner - Yorkshire in Bloom
Richmondshire voted 'happiest' place to live
Celebrated 950 years of Richmond Castle and Town

About the Association

Over 100 local businesses are members of the Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association (ORBTA)

We work together to make Richmond a strong, resilient community in which to run our businesses, improving the local economy and supporting local people and the many visitors to the town.

From home-working entrepreneurs to independent businesses small and large, local managers of national businesses and multi-nationals – all are welcome.

Membership fees go towards making business and living in Richmond even better!

More about member benefits... | View our Meetings Calendar...

Find Out More About Richmond
Running a Business

Running a Business

A visitor to Richmond might not realise what a diverse collection of high quality businesses the town has from boutique shops to a diverse range of manufacturing businesses.

Living in Richmond

Living in Richmond

Richmond is a pretty special place to live. A cohesive and vibrant community spirit forms the background of Richmond life!



Richmond, especially on a summer's evening, certainly has a slightly "continental" feel: Prince Charles compared the town centre to Siena!

What Do People Say About Richmond...

“lovely clean, well-presented town. Lots to see and do. Locals very friendly and helpful.”
Couple form Chesterfield

“the ultimate experience of an English town – history, food, local ales, walks, architecture...”
Couple from Canberra, Australia

“lovely, unspoilt town. Friendly people in shops, café etc.”
Visitors from York

“hats off to you all! A fantastic and very well deserved result for Yorkshire In Bloom. Thank you all.”
Local lady

Richmond’s Business Awards Open...

29 January 2024


Entries are now open for Richmond’s Business Excellence Awards.

Mackenzie Thorpe artwork raises...

01 March 2024


Two charities are celebrating after a stunning artwork by world-famous artist Mackenzie Thorpe sold at auction for £11,000 during a North-East mayor’s fundraising ball.

Totally Locally comes to Richmond

26 February 2024


Richmond’s independent business owners, town councillors and charity representatives have come together to hear from the organisers of Totally Locally, the UK's biggest community led...

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