Webinar coming up:
Making Tech work for you - Webinar
Thursday 18th March from 10:00 am - 11:00am

Working remotely for the past 12 months has brought it home to all of us, the importance of tech in our daily lives. Please come along to our webinar ‘Making Tech work for you’ to learn more!

Speakers and topics include:

  • Arash Ghazanfari, CTO, UK Presales, Dell Technologies, how Dell Technologies can help organisations accelerate their digital transformation initiatives by building a strong foundation to take advantage of the emerging digital economy in a post pandemic world
  • Mark Lumley, Head of Digital & IT, Hounslow Council: Digital Inclusion, connectivity and some of the ways of working and transformation in the council
  • Elie Kfoury is the CEO and founder of Intellicasa Ltd, which won the Best Tech Business Award in the 1019/2020 Business Awards. Elie comes from an engineering background and has always had a fascination towards technology and loves nothing more than solving technical problems. IntelliCasa has been a leading force in SMART automation designing and installing bespoke systems from state-of-the-srt gyms in Monaco to high tech offices such as Venture X Chiswick Park.
  • Andrew Wytyczak- Partyka - CEO of CodeWave has been at the helm of this successful web development firm since 2008. His experience in solving problems of both scalability and performance led to multiple successful projects and long-term cooperation with giants like Tesco, Unilever, Credit Agricole Bank and other globally recognized brands. Andrew's areas of expertise include: bespoke application development, web development, cloud solutions
Grant applications closing soon 

The following grant schemes will be closing on Wednesday 31 March
  • LRSG (closed) - this includes: (National Lockdown; LRSG (closed) Addendum; Tier 4)
  • LRSG (open)
  • LRSG (sector)

The additional restrictions grant (ARG) does not have a closing date.

SME Brexit Support Fund

The SME Brexit Support Fund has now opened for applications. Small and medium-sized businesses can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is administering the grants for HMRC.

Applications will close on 30 June 2021 or earlier if all funding is allocated before this date.

Recovery Loan Scheme

A new loan scheme to support access to finance for UK business as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Recovery Loan Scheme ensures businesses of any size can continue to access loans and other kinds of finance up to £10 million per business once the existing COVID-19 loan schemes close, providing support as businesses recover and grow following the disruption of the pandemic and the end of the transition period.

The scheme launches on 6 April and is open until 31 December, subject to review.

Ealing’s Additional Restriction Grant (ARG) closes for applications this Friday, 19th March

Book one of our Mobile Testing Units

We’re making it even easier for Hounslow’s businesses to get access to FREE rapid tests for their employees who can’t work from home.

If you or your staff don’t have COVID-19 symptoms, getting a rapid test every few days will help to contain the spread of the virus and protect you, your loved ones, your colleagues and your customers.

You can book one of our Mobile Testing Units to visit your company on a weekly basis.

It’s FREE, quick and easy to do. Simply email: community.testing@hounslow.gov.uk

Or, you can access free workplace testing by visiting: https://www.gov.uk/get-workplace-coronavirus-tests and registering by 31 March.
Roadmap back to work, presented by Peninsula.

The return to work and ongoing jobs may require careful consideration, our Webinar will enlighten you to help smoothly protect your business.

Monday, 22nd March at 10am until 11am

To register for the event please email Paul Smith
Oasis Group is delighted to announce an engrossing webinar featuring a broad overview of the new Immigration rules in the UK. Do you need clarity on the complexities of the revamped UK Immigration system? Now is the time to do a check to ensure you are on top of the changes and the new immigration landscape! Top advice to future-proof your workforce and to understand the necessary requirements for skilled workers visa, tackle challenges, approach to recruitment, immigration implications for employers and employees. Indeed, it is a hot topic for so many of our clients.
 
Join us, as we discuss the comprehensive immigration reform.
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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