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Webinars coming up:

Green energy - Webinar

Wednesday 7th July 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Please join us to hear our informed panel of experts discussing how businesses and local government must work together for a green recovery and zero-carbon borough.

2021 is a hugely important year for climate action with COP26 taking place in Glasgow in November and there’s never been a more critical time for making our collective voices heard on the role that circular economy, waste reduction and recycling can and must play in reducing carbon emissions.


  • Cllr Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities & Climate Emergency
  • Matt Prescott, Heathrow - SAF/decarbonisation
  • Barney Close, Race to Zero campaign
  • Winston Gordon, London Bike Hub
  • Conor O’Broin, Spark Motos – electric ‘motor’cycles
  • Chris Smith, Meld Energy Limited - a net zero consultancy and project developer
  • Paul Vick, Paul Vick Architects
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Hounslow Business Support – Innovate & Grow

Fit To Bid® Programme


Are you ready to submit a winning bid?


Do you want to learn how to submit tenders and win new contracts?


Hounslow Council have extended the Innovate & Grow programme to July, and Branduin have been tasked to deliver 1-2-1 tender business advice sessions to local businesses based in the Borough of Hounslow. The Fit To Bid® programme will help you enhance your bidding skills and potentially win work on offer at Hounslow Council Procurement, as well as future opportunities at Heathrow Airport, Tier-1 & Tier-2 Suppliers, and HS2.


Please click on the link below to access a confidential Online Bid Capability Assessment Questionnaire designed specifically for small businesses in Hounslow.

Hounslow: Bid Capability Assessment Questionnaire

Please fill-in the online questionnaire urgently – it will only take 5 minutes.


All respondents will be provided with a confidential and customised report on areas of improvement to increase your chances of winning more contracts, with recommendations on additional policies, accreditations, financials, etc.


We request you to move fast by completing the online questionnaire as soon as possible to:

  • receive your personalised report with recommendations; and
  • book your 1-2-1 tender business advice session with an experienced advisor.


The programme is FREE for residents and businesses based in the Borough of Hounslow. Please act quickly and fill-in the online questionnaire.

If interested please contact Alan Rides at


Are you re-opening your business, or planning to do so shortly?

If you're bringing back your employees part time, you can claim furlough flexibly for them under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), part of the UK Government’s Plan for Jobs.

If you haven’t submitted your June furlough claims yet, you must do so by the deadline of Wednesday‌‌ ‌14‌‌ ‌July.

You can now also claim for pay periods in Ju‌‌ly.

To help you plan ahead for future claim periods, the CJRS calculator is available to help you work out how much you can claim for employees up to the end of September.

For the latest information, join our live webinar. You can ask questions throughout using the on-screen text box, although we can't discuss personal circumstances.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme webinar

We’ll look at:

  • who can claim 
  • who you can claim for 
  • how to calculate what you can claim
  • how to claim
  • bringing your employees back from furlough.

Register here

There are useful handouts for you to download and we’ll also send you a link to a recording after the live webinar.

If you’re a small or medium-sized employer with fewer than 250 employees, you may also be eligible for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme.

View our recorded webinar about the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme on HMRC’s YouTube channel, for further guidance on the scheme, including who you can claim for, how to claim and what you may be entitled to.

You can also find out what other financial support may be available for you and your business as part of the UK Government’s Plan for Jobs, by searching 'find coronavirus financial support' on GOV‌‌.UK.

We’ll continue to review our webinars to give the most up-to-date information, and welcome your feedback at the end of the session too.

Informed sourcing is vital to a business, the University of West London (UWL), Ealing W5 is offering part-time study to attain MCIPS from the Chartered Institute Procurement and Supply (CIPS). This is the current syllabus with computer-based exams.

The purchasing staff of your organisation would be very welcome to receive part-time tuition for CIPS Diplomas levels 4, 5 and 6 leading to MCIPS.

Each Diploma is a qualification in its own right and forms an excellent basis for management in business. For the next course, please apply by July 2021 for a September 2021 start, examinations will take place for the first module in November 2021.

Fees: Diplomas levels 4 and 5 are each £2,664 including exam fees. Diploma level 6 fee is £2,871. Achieve an MCIPS a Masters degree for £8,199.

Contact the CIPS Programme Leader for a comprehensive brochure containing timetables, location, course guidance information, assessment procedure, texts list and exam entry instructions.

UWL is a CIPS Centre of Excellence with teaching staff who are experienced and qualified procurement professionals.

The UWL campus has invested £150 million in campus facilities including a modern library which is open 24/7. The University is celebrating another outstanding performance after being named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

Contact CIPS Programme Leader for a brochure.

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You may be interested in participating in Hammersmith & Fulham’s consultation about the future of its privately rented residential licensing schemes.


To participate in our licensing consultation Click here


The consultation ends on 10 August 2021.


The current Additional House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and Selective Licensing schemes come to an end in June 2022, and the Council is consulting publicly about extending the licensing schemes for another five years.


The proposal in brief is to

  • continue to licence all HMOs in the borough under Additional HMO licensing in addition to Mandatory HMO licensing
  • introduce a new Selective Licensing scheme to cover 23 specific roads – any rented house or flat with an address in one of those roads will require a Selective Licence


The proposed Selective Licensing roads are below. Some are new and some are already in the current scheme.

Askew Road

Goldhawk Road

Shepherd's Bush Road

Baron's Court Road

Greyhound Road

Sinclair Road

Bloemfontein Road

King Street

Talgarth Road

Blythe Road

Lime Grove

Uxbridge Road

Coningham Road

New King's Road

Wandsworth Bridge Road

Dalling Road

North End Road

Wood Lane

Dawes Road

Richmond Way

Woodstock Grove

Fulham Road

Scrubs Lane

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Well, how is it July already? This year is flying by. For this week we have a new pud for summertime….the classic Eton Mess created with John’s lovely meringue, fresh berries and whipped cream. 

Click here for the menu

Hoping the sunshine continues, the salmon dish is equally good cold as hot!

May issue of Let's Talk Business out now

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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.