Hounslow Chamber webinars
All are free, run for 60 minutes and start at 10:00 am:

2 nd July - Business Task Force: concentrating on the easing of lockdown in the hospitality sector

Panellists include:
  • Jane Jones, Director of Marketing, Fullers
  • Damian Frewer, GM, Holiday Inn Brentford Lock
  • Cllr. Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Climate Emergency
  • Janet Leatherland, Manager of The Treaty Shopping Centre, Hounslow
  • Russell Corlett, Health & Safety Director, Peninsular

If you have missed our webinars, you can watch them now:  https://hounslowchamber.org.uk/10015
Prime Minister's economy speech in Dudley
(courtesy of the Cabinet Office )

The Prime Minister announced today that the government will bring forward £5bn of capital investment projects, supporting jobs and the economic recovery, including:

  • £1.5bn this year for hospital maintenance, eradicating mental health dormitories, enabling hospital building, and improving A&E capacity. This will improve patient care, make sure NHS hospitals can deliver world-leading services and reduce the risk of coronavirus infections.
  • £100m this year for 29 projects in our road network to get Britain moving, from bridge repairs in Sandwell to boosting the quality of the A15 in the Humber region. Plus £10m for development work to unblock the Manchester rail bottleneck, which will begin this year.
  • Over £1bn to fund the first 50 projects of a new, ten-year school rebuilding programme, starting from 2020-21. These projects will be confirmed in the Autumn, and construction on the first sites will begin from September 2021.
  • £560m and £200m for repairs and upgrades to schools and FE colleges respectively this year.
  • £142m for digital upgrades and maintenance to around 100 courts this year, £83m for maintenance of prisons and youth offender facilities, and £60m for temporary prison places, creating thousands of new jobs.
  • £900m for a range of ‘shovel ready’ local growth projects in England over the course of this year and next, as well as £96m to accelerate investment in town centres and high streets through the Towns Fund this year. This will provide all 101 towns selected for town deals with £500k-£1m to spend on projects such as improvements to parks, high streets, and transport.
Six West London Councils announce proposals which will drive UK economic recovery

West London Alliance on behalf of the region’s council leaders, met last week at the West London Economic Prosperity Board - a joint committee comprising the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow and Hounslow and agreed the following:
  • West London Council Leaders determined to work together to drive economic recovery - critical for local people and whole UK
  • A report by Oxford Economics commissioned by the West London boroughs, forecasts the economy could shrink by up to 14% and shed up to 50,000 jobs in 2020.
  • West London Council Leaders meet on Friday to agree the priorities for the West London Build and Recover Plan, which is being drawn up with stakeholders across business and Further and Higher education.
  • The plan aims to drive a quicker, bigger and better recovery for West London – which had a pre-COVID-19 GVA of £74bn and economy bigger than Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow combined – and the UK.
  • Plan puts focus on six themes; employment and skills, growth sectors, micro businesses, housing and infrastructure, town centres and Heathrow

TfL is committed to helping London’s economy restart safely and sustainably following the Government’s recent announcements. We also need to ensure the safety of our customers and colleagues by implementing the Government’s requirements on social distancing.
In the last few weeks, we have spoken with many leisure and hospitality businesses to update you on our plan and listened to your feedback on what you need from us. As a result, we have developed the attached short briefing. We will keep this updated as Government guidance changes.
Webinars coming up:
Friday 3rd July is Power Hour 14 | How to drive customers to your website; which will cover monitoring, lead magnets and practical steps to build an engaged audience.

Please click here for more details. These live weekly sessions will be running until at least Friday 12th September. The marketing guides will be on Theo’s website and contain exclusive content for subscribers.
Pro-actions are running free 40 minute seminars at 12.30 each week on two of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There are nine individual topics that cover all the aspects that SMEs need to consider whilst going through and then recovering from this difficult period, and we are running the series three times. They all stand alone and can be taken individually in any order. The second series starts again on 15th July.
Explore the 9 vital areas that will help you run your business successfully in the post-COVID world with our new lunchtime learning series

COVID-19 has dropped a hand grenade into pretty much all businesses. Never before has there been more to do, but less certainty about what is to be done. Our 40-minute lunchtime webinars are designed to calmly guide you through what to do, and how to do it well. 

With over a decade’s experience helping stressed businesses through difficult times, Pro-actions will combine our customary clear-thinking with hands-on, practical advice, helping you tackle the key areas that will help drive your business forwards in the current economic climate.

From how to cut costs strategically without damaging your business to organising your business structure so it’s not just you holding it all together — this is a programme that has been specifically curated for owner-managers of small to medium-sized businesses. The content is relevant and actionable. We will even provide business templates to get you started. 

So grab your sandwich and join us to discover how to  take back control of your business.

Business Opening & Risk Assessment Webinar
Oasis Accountants & Peninsula HR are inviting for a Business Opening & Risk Assessment webinar

  • What is needed for a COVID-19 Risk Assessment
  • How to make sure you open legally
  • What training you need for your staff
  • What happens if working 2m apart is impossible 


DATE : Wednesday 1st July
4.00 PM | Key Topics
4:45 PM | Questions
5:00 PM | Finish

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Good News:
2020 continues to be a challenging year and some may question Business Awards going ahead. After much reflection we feel there are reasons to be optimistic. Please enter the Awards, based on your activity in 2019, using it as a means to celebrate the past, to mark the end of 2020, and to give you and your team a wonderful night out on 15th October 2020, to move into the Christmas season and to start 2021 in an upbeat frame of mind.

The Business Awards are open to ALL businesses in the London Boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow and ALL our Chamber members, wherever you are based.

There are 19 award categories which you can enter now, just click the link to enter, fill out the form and submit. The deadline date for entries is 22 nd August 2020.
Local housebuilder Barratt London recently invited Councillor Steve Curran to visit its High Street Quarter development in Hounslow. The visit was an opportunity for senior representatives from Barratt London to show Cllr. Curran first-hand the new health and safety measures that have been put in place as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   Please click here for full story .
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