Hounslow has a VERY high Covid rate. We need to Stay at Home. Our message is clear: now is not the time for complacency. Infection rates may have come down recently but are still far too high. The NHS remains under intense pressure and many Londoners are sadly still losing their lives. 

We must redouble our efforts to save lives and protect livelihoods by following the rules and bringing the virus firmly under control.
International Trade webinar
Understanding VAT with the EU, Finance help and FOREX risks
Thursday 4th February 10:00 am - 11:00 am

UK/EU Trade deal; A view from the City.
In this trade agreement, international businesses have increased costs. We help deal with key issues including the following:-

  • VAT implications for Exports and Importers
  • Finance
  • Freight
  • Documentation
  • FOREX risk elimination

Sponsored by mtxpress
Local Chambers Networking

Thursday 4th March 10:00am - 11:30am

Members- £10 per person
Non-Members – £15 per person

A great way to hear what Chambers are doing across a wider local area to support businesses and most importantly a way to grow your network and do more business.
These events are always popular so book early to guarantee your place.

Limited Numbers –  Only 20 places are available to each Chamber to enable us to manage the group effectively on zoom. A Wait list will operate and additional spaces may be released depending on overall capacity.
Your COVID-19 vaccine FAQs

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine?
Perhaps you are worried about whether it is safe, or maybe if there are any potential side-effects? Maybe you would like to know whether the vaccine contains animal products?
Rest assured, you can find the answers to all your questions from a trusted source by clicking the button below.

We're vaccinating vulnerable people against COVID-19
Claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) are currently open for pay periods in January‌‌ ‌2021.

Claims for December are now closed, but if you find you need to make a change because you didn’t claim enough you can do this until ‌tomorrow Thursday‌‌ ‌28 January.

Make sure you have the latest information by joining the live Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme webinar, which includes:

  • who can claim 
  • who you can claim for 
  • how to calculate what you can claim
  • how to make a claim.

We are also running monthly webinars on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme. Get the latest information on: 

  • who can claim 
  • who you can claim for 
  • how to make a claim 
  • what you may be entitled to, and more.

During these interactive webinars you can ask questions using the on-screen text box and download handouts giving detailed examples and links to more information.

Afterwards we’ll also send you a link to a video recording of the webinars, in case you'd like to see any of it again.

We will continue to update our webinars to reflect the latest information as it becomes available.
Business and Construction Apprenticeship opportunities
Richmond Rugby Club is working in partnership with Hounslow Council to refurbish laptops etc and then donate them to Hounslow schools. This initiative has cross-party support from the Council. If any of you would like to donate, the Council would be most grateful.  

Please click here for more details.  Chiswick residents can support this initiative by dropping off their second hand laptops at Christ Church in Turnham Green on Saturdays.
When: Every Saturday from 10am to 12pm.
Where: Entrance to Christ Church Turnham Green, Town Hall Avenue W4 5DT
Ealing Business Partnership
Ealing Council – Budget Meeting
Tuesday 2nd February at 7.00 pm for Ealing Council’s Budget Meeting.
Officers from the Finance team will provide an update on the annual Business rates position. There will also be an opportunity to hear about how Covid grants are being used to support local businesses.
In addition, the Council has developed a draft Greenprint for Economic recovery and renewal which they would like to share with businesses and seek their feedback about its content.
Businesses can join the virtual meeting on the link in the attached agenda.
Job Opportunities
Brentford FC Community Sports Trust (BFCCST) is looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to support our new Training & Development department, helping to ensure it becomes a key component of our service for local young people.

The successful candidate will have the drive, determination and passion to change the lives of disadvantaged young people and has a proven track record of successful delivery of training and employment programmes for 16-24year olds.

The Training & Employability Officer is responsible for delivering a number of high quality 12-week Traineeships to NEET young people, aged 16 to 24year olds. The role will also include delivery of sport and employability related programmes for hard to engage learners starting out on the road to become work ready. For a full job description and details of how to apply please email here and put Employability Officer in the subject box.
The Metropolitan Police team are hosting “Take off with a new career” recruitment webinars for people who have unfortunately lost or had their roles changed within the Airline industry.

We want to engage with the wider aviation sector and let them know that the MET is recruiting and we welcome people from all backgrounds.

We are currently undergoing a significant recruitment drive for staff, especially for Police Constables and we recently introduced 2 entry pathways:

  • Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship Scheme - starting salary £29,943
  • Degree Holder Entry Programme - starting salary £31,020

We will be holding a virtual events the on 5th and 17th February at 12:00 pm via Microsoft Teams.  Click here to register.
Adecco are recruiting for temporary Census Officers and Census Team Leaders - full job descriptions and details of how to apply can be found here
2021 Virtual Supply Chain Apprenticeship Fair

TFL are looking for motivated candidates of all levels over 18 years of age who are interested in a career in the transportation and construction industries and wish to apply for apprenticeships, or other opportunities, with TfL and its suppliers.

Apprenticeships offer an excellent route into a rewarding and professional career, with many apprentices progressing on to higher levels, being sponsored through a degree and gaining professional membership.

This fair presents a fantastic opportunity to discover the breadth of exciting careers within the transportation, engineering and construction sectors as well as those in the London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police and the GLA. Click here for more information and details of how to register your interest.
An Audience with Len Rawle, MBE
Sunday 31st January at 3pm

Join Len at the console of our Mighty Wurlitzer, for an afternoon of music and conversation in a concert that will lift your spirits and launch us into the New Year.  ​The concert will be available to view on our YouTube channel MusicalMuseumLive
Len will take questions on the day, so if you have always wanted to ask Len something, please submit your advance questions here or you can ask via the live chat on YouTube.  
Please join us from the comfort of your own home on Sunday 31st January, the best seats in the house are at your house.  
November issue of Let's Talk Business out now

West London Local Chambers & Hounslow Chamber of Commerce are the primary support, networking, and representation organisation in west London for SMEs.

We support the interests, the commercial aspirations and the investment from businesses in Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham - the Chamber is the voice for all businesses located in the borough