Hounslow has the highest Covid rates across London. 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.

You should be at our webinar on Monday.
Covid-19: Health & Safety - Back to Basics Webinar
Monday 25th January at 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Hounslow is now the worst London borough for Covid-19, one in 30 of us Londoners has the disease. This second national lockdown has a very different feel to the first. We need to get back to the basics. Please come along to learn more about the mass vaccination programme in the borough, the asymptomatic testing initiative and to put your concerns to the panel, made up of:

  • Mark Titcomb - Director of West Middlesex University Hospital
  • Kelly O’Neill - Director of Public Health at Hounslow Council
  • Mel Bruneau - Health & Safety Director at Hounslow Chamber
  • Graham Bellamy - Principal Regulatory Officer at Hounslow Council
  • Alan Rides - MD of Hounslow Chamber and West London Local Chambers
Access to COVID-19 Grants & Funding
Wednesday 27th January 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

Get your questions answered and understand the full range of business support measures available to you in your business. 

This event will help you find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, what schemes are open and how to apply.

You will also have access to a team of experts to help you solve any key challenges you have in your business. It’s a 15 minute speed mentoring session to get your questions answered and the advice and support you need across all key business areas; finance & funding, sales & marketing, strategy, HR & talent, legal, technology, websites & SEO. This will be conducted in breakout rooms so you can work on a 121 basis. Pre-book your 15 minutes speed mentoring sessions in advance.

Places limited and available on first come first served basis.
Local Chambers Networking

Thursday 4th March 10:00am - 11:30am

Cost: 
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.
Get Tested

Infection rates from COVID-19 are very high in Hounslow. We all need to play our part in helping to protect one another. Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 have no symptoms but can still unknowingly infect other people. This means even if you have no COVID-19 symptoms, getting a rapid test can help to stop the virus spreading.

Rapid testing is available for anyone over the age of 18, who still needs to go out for work and who needs a quick result and regular testing - especially front line workers or those working alongside the public.

You can book your rapid test at:
  • Hounslow House
  • Heston Library
  • Wellington Day Centre
  • Isleworth Library

The sites are dedicated to rapid COVID-19 tests and are therefore not operating their regular services under Government guidelines.

Sites will be open for pre-booked appointments only from 8am-4pm, seven days a week, for approximately six weeks.

Book your rapid test online or by calling 0207 084 9697

Has your business benefitted from rapid testing?

It’s important that businesses play their part in helping to keep the community safe and get their staff tested to control the spread of the virus.

We would like to hear from Hounslow business owners and their staff who have recently had a rapid test. If you would like to share your experience, please email us at

HSE : Spot checks and inspections to ensure workplaces are COVID-secure

As the pandemic continues, employers are having to adapt their working environments to manage the risk posed by coronavirus.

To minimise the risk of infection in the workplace, HSE is carrying out spot checks and inspections on businesses to ensure they are COVID-secure. They are doing this by calling, visiting and inspecting all types of businesses, in all areas, to check the measures they’ve put in place are in line with the current guidance.

You can find more HSE advice on making your workplace COVID-secure.

Hounslow Business Support Grants 

There are a number of grants now available for business in the borough and the Council is working hard to get systems and processes in place to administer the different grants as quickly as possible. 

THIS page contains details of live grant schemes, with links for application, and will be updated when new grants become available to businesses in Hounslow. 
 If you are not certain which grant is applicable to your business please review the GRANTS POLICY.

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