"What a great resource the Hounslow Chamber is!" - Tony Ryan, Branduin Business Support

"It was a great webinar." - KB Rafique, ALBAL Limited
Hounslow Chamber in conjunction with Chiswickbuzz webinars
All are free, run for 60 minutes and start at 10:00 am:

Re-boot, Recover & Grow – with an Ealing bias - 27th August

Panellists to be announced.

If you have missed our webinars, you can watch them now:  https://hounslowchamber.org.uk/10015

New Date
Re-boot Business Breakfast - 19th August at 9:30am - 11:00am
Venture X, Building 7, Chiswick Park,566 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5YG

Owing to new government guidelines we have had to push back the date.
Today’s webinar on Managing Debt was a most interesting discussion. Thank you to our panel for volunteering their time. The major thing I took away from it was the importance of having a plan, talking to advisors and not burying your head in the sand and allowing your problems to run out of control.

Anchor Counselling, run by the NHS, are holding free financial wellbeing drop in groups, via Zoom. Please visit www.anchorcounselling.org

Mukesh Malhotra was amongst our panel talking about Thamesbank Credit Union, which offers Safe Savings and Affordable Credit. Please click here for more details.

Hounslow Chamber and West London Local Chambers are here to help also so please do contact us.
New Government Support Schemes:

£20 million to improve small business leadership and problem-solving skills

£20 million in new grants to boost recovery of small businesses

Peer Networks scheme to be run by Local Growth Hubs

Small Business Leadership Programme

Back to Business – Pay it Forward
The Mayor of London’s Back to Business Fund - will offer up to £5,000 in match funding to small and independent businesses through the Pay It Forward London crowdfunding platform. The Fund will match every pound raised by an eligible business up to a maximum of £5,000 - or 50% of their campaign target - in sectors which rely on physical trading and have been badly affected by Covid-19 restrictions, including retail, hospitality, leisure, tourism, travel, creative and arts, entertainment and recreation, and health and fitness.

Pay It Forward London is a crowdfunding platform that enables businesses to raise vital funds and stay afloat, rebuild and recover from the impacts of Covid-19 through crowdfunding. Since its launch in April, over 4,000 Londoners have donated over £280,000 to support their favourite local businesses. Applications open on Monday 10 August. Register your interest now, start crowdfunding and receive coaching support from Crowdfunder to prepare you for your funding application: https://payitforward.london.gov.uk/fund

Got coronavirus symptoms? Get tested now
There are a range of local testing options available to you, including a mobile testing site with a mixture of walk in and drive-through appointments available on Wednesday 5 August and Saturday 8 August at the private car park on Hanworth Road, TW3 3TY. For more information, please click here.

NHS Test and Trace is an essential part of the Government’s response to stopping the spread of coronavirus and to save lives. Get tested and do your bit to protect your friends and family. 

Virus isolation period extended from seven to 10 days
You must now self-isolate for 10 days if you:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Receive a positive test result

People in your household should continue to self-isolate for 14 days. For more information visit the NHS website.
Credifolio, credit management in your pocket

Get 3 Free Credit Scores + 1 year's ongoing monitoring by downloading the Credifolio App at www.credifolio.com 

Trade safely and securely knowing the status of the businesses, with which you are dealing and how they perceive you too, using the Credifolio App.

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy , accounting for over 99% of businesses, three fifths of employment and around half of private
sector turnover (a staggering £2.2 trillion) according to the FSB.

The majority of businesses rely on steady cashflow to remain viable, yet most SMEs are flying blind due to a lack of simple, high quality credit risk
data that is not easily accessible. We aim to change that for all small businesses and will be adding new modules in future including collections.

Learn more at www.credifolio.com 
Abundance Londonlatest update
We are delighted to announce that Gunnersbury Park Museum will reopen on Thursday 13 August. When visiting us please follow government guidance at all times, and remember to check our website to keep up to date with news from Gunnersbury.

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.

Please be assured that we will be adhering to Government guidelines to ensure we are all safe.

Click here to see the safety measures now in place at Clayton Hotel Chiswick.

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 22nd August 2020.
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