Why become a Member of the Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association?
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Relevant notifications and discussions of planning applications in the Richmondshire area
Representing the whole of Richmondshire
ORBTA is part of the Dales Business Forum, which represents the whole of Richmondshire through 4 groups - Richmond and Lower Swaledale; Upper Swaledale; Upper Wensleydale and Lower Wensleydale. Representatives of each group meet regularly to exchange information and ideas.
Involvement and consultation with:
For Local and Visitor Information contact the Richmond Information Centre
Welcome to Richmond is a sub-group of the ORBTA promoting tourism in Richmond and the surrounding area.
The group organises Love to be Local, the Town Ticket, GeorgeFest, Richmond Walks leaflet and the Town Map and supports the Tourist Information Centre.
Representatives from the Georgian Theatre Royal, English Heritage, Richmondshire Museum, Green Howards Museum, Richmond Station, the Richmond Information Centre, other tourism related businesses and the Town and District Councils meet regularly to discuss tourism strategy and create a varied programme of annual events.
The ORBTA supports the annual Richmond Walking and Book Festival
The Festival combines daytime walks led by guides with evening talks from well-known and emerging authors. This long-running event attracts many visitors to the area.
Visit Richmond Walking and Book Festival
Our meetings are a good opportunity to get to know each other, develop working relationships and share business knowledge.
This brings you into the heart of Richmond's business community.
No matter what size your business, from a home-based small enterprise, independents small to large and multi-nationals with local managers we welcome you to join our Association.
All the members of the Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association sign up to our 7-point Customer Care Charter, promising to:
A year of events and celebrations to mark 950 years of our town
We have been here for 950 years and even a pandemic couldn't stop us celebrating!
Read more about how we celebrated 950 years »
Richmond is a pretty special place to live. A cohesive and vibrant community spirit forms the background of Richmond life!
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.
Richmond, especially on a summer's evening, certainly has a slightly "continental" feel: Prince Charles compared the town centre to Siena!