At Hounslow Chamber, we value the safety of our members, contacts and employees. Given the evolving status with COVID-19, we are closely monitoring the situation. If you have the following symptoms , or have been in close contact with anyone who has had them, we hope you stay safe:

  • Temperature
  • New persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
Covid-19 Business Support Update page can be found at:
Business Interruption Loan Scheme - Mike Grayer:
Nicholas Woolf & CO - 4 Essential issues for all businesses and some individuals :
Navigating Unprecedented Times as a Leader

The truth is, in this unprecedented time of global uncertainty, no one knows how any of this will turn out yet this is also a time when people need to navigate huge decisions, under intense conditions. Please join Hounslow Chamber member, Elizabeth Adams on
27 th  March at 9.00 am via:

This is a free 1.5 hr event to give leaders some tools on navigating this time of change.
The Fashionizer team want to help
Fashionizer has decided to use their expertise, design skills and superior, breathable fabrics to make a range of washable face masks. Whilst they are aware that fabric face masks do not offer the full benefits of surgical masks, they are better than wearing nothing. Fashionizer's masks that they are developing are more sustainable, attractive and comfortable to wear than the itchy paper masks on sale, which are also increasingly hard to source. By wearing a face mask, people are prevented from touching their noses and mouths which is a critical method of virus transmission. Being washable, they are safe to reuse. 
Fashionizer are currently working hard on prototypes and will be launching the final products on their website, Fashionizer Spa , within the next few days. The first production will be available to ship by the middle of next week. Fashionizer are taking orders now. Hounslow Chamber will be emailing out the link to place orders once they have it set up.
For more information on the protection the masks may offer, read here , here , and on the World Health Organization website.
P lease find below White Label round-up of essential business information from the Prime Minister's daily press conference.
After the promise of £330bn worth of business support, the economy took a back seat in the PM’s press conference yesterday, with the focus on the requirement for all schools to shut their gates on Friday afternoon and to stay closed until further notice for most pupils.
He admitted the measure would make it “harder for parents to go out to work, but we will continue to work on further measures to ensure support businesses, individuals and families to keep our economy going.”
Employees were advised to work at home if at all possible, and there was the promise of scaled-up coronavirus testing, the potential of home-testing, and an ‘antibody test’ so workers could know whether they had already had the disease and were therefore able to safely return to normal work.
Questioned about more support for business, in particular those sectors such as aviation which had been hardest hit, Boris was unable to add significantly to the package outlined by the chancellor yesterday. He did, however, promise to consider more action.
He offered no clarity on when and what further legal restrictions there would be on travel and gatherings, particularly in London, and also ruled out any extension of the Brexit transition period for companies already struggling to adjust to the changes.
The government has also set up a business support helpline, which is open Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm. More information can be found here .
TfL update - the changes

From Friday 20 March up to 40 Tube stations that do not interchange with other lines will be closed until further notice.

  • There will be no service on the Waterloo & City line
  • There will be no all-night Night Tube service on Friday and Saturday nights
  • There will be no all-night Night Overground service on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Late services on the Tube and Overground will continue to run, with trains running late into the night on all days for essential travel only
  • Available staff will be redeployed to ensure the resilience of regular Tube and Overground services

Frequency of services

  • From Monday 23 March, we will gradually reduce the frequency of other services to provide a service for critical workers to get to where they need to – ensuring that remaining services are not overcrowded

  • Similarly, from next week until further notice, London Overground, TfL Rail, the DLR and London Trams will run fewer services

  • On buses, from Monday 23 March until further notice, a service similar to a Saturday service will run. Night buses will continue running to provide critical workers with a reliable night time option

(Note: please check before you travel for live updates and to see what stations are closed)
Hounslow Chamber of Commerce is the primary support, networking, and representation organisation in west London for SMEs.

We support the interests, the commercial aspirations and the investment for some 18,000 firms - from Chiswick to Feltham, Heathrow to Osterley and Brentford to Bedfont - the Chamber is the voice for all businesses located in the borough.