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Webinars coming up:

"I have attended some of your sessions including the one on Property advice last week, all of which have been so valuable to small businesses like us. " -

Sunita Panjabi

Hounslow business programme: Innovate & Grow

Fit to Bid: Branduin Business Support 

Presenting to Win

Ges Ray, Presentation Skills Specialist - Branduin

Monday 28th June 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Ges’ skills are built on a background of four decades of commercial roles, from bank manager to business development manager twinned with public speaking, delivering workshops, keynotes, MC at major events, and radio broadcasting.


He is an expert in training business owners to effectively communicate the benefits of their products and services via online and face-to-face channels.

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

Cost +VAT and booking fee: 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.

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Green energy - Webinar

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

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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
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An evening with the British Business Club Düsseldorf – please click here

Surge status to end a week early in Hounslow thanks to ‘incredible efforts’ of residents

On Friday afternoon, Lord Bethell wrote to Hounslow Council’s Leader, Cllr Steve Curran and Hounslow Council’s Chief Executive, Niall Bolger, to inform them that Surge status in Hounslow will come to an early close from today Monday 21 June. The Government’s decision is being hailed by the Council as an acknowledgement of phenomenal efforts made by the borough’s residents.

The programme, which began on 23 May, has seen tens of thousands of residents ‘Stepping Up For Hounslow’ by getting vaccinated at pop-up clinics across the borough and getting a PCR test so that we can understand spread of the Delta variant. Whilst Enhanced Response (Surge) Area status will now end on Monday 21 June – a week sooner than originally planned, the hard work on the ground to get remaining residents vaccinated and PCR tested will continue as part of the Council’s commitment to support the fight against COVID-19.

Hounslow Council’s Leader, Cllr Steve Curran, said: “Around 53,000 vaccinations have been given in the borough over the past four weeks alone. Over 100,000 residents are now fully vaccinated. The Government’s decision recognises the incredible efforts everyone has made to ‘Step Up For Hounslow’. With our partners, Hounslow Council mobilised at terrific speed to deliver this excellent work, and it is because of the fantastic, committed response of residents that Government has been able to bring Hounslow's surge status to an early close.

But while the virus continues, there can be no room for complacency. This is the end of our surge status, but it must not be the end of our work together to defeat the virus. That is why I’m appealing to everyone; Don't Blow It. Keep getting regular LFT rapid tests. Get vaccinated when you can. Follow the rules and remember the importance of hands, face, space.”

Professor Kevin Fenton, London Regional Director for Public Health England, said: “The progress in Hounslow is very encouraging and a brilliant example of how effective we can be when we all pull together. We need to see that unity across London now, with as many people as possible coming forward for the vaccine over the coming weeks.

“It remains the most powerful and effective tool to protect yourself and your family, so please come forward if you have not already done so, including for your important second dose, and encourage others to do the same.”

Residents who ‘Stepped Up For Hounslow’ during the borough's Surge PCR testing and vaccination period can benefit from enhanced Test and Trace Self-Isolation Payments if they are on a low income, need to self-isolate but can't work from home. Hounslow residents contacted by NHS Test and Trace or the Council during Surge activity in the borough may be eligible for the enhanced Test and Trace Self Isolation Payment of up to £1,000. Previously the amount eligible residents could claim was £500. The payments are for those who have had to self-isolate during Surge status (between Sunday 23 May and Monday 21 June). All PCR tests must be returned within two weeks of the end of surge if residents wish to claim the higher payment, which can be claimed for up to six weeks after any self-isolation is required.

More information

Today (22 June) you can get vaccinated!

Getting the vaccine is one of the best ways we can stop the spread of the virus and curb the impact of any new variants of concern.

If you are over the age of 18, below you can find a list of all our upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics over the next few days, more details of which are here.

  • Book an appointment via or call 119:    
  • Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre- 658 Chiswick High Road, Brentford TW8 0HJ - Open 8.00am-8.00pm. 
  • Compass Centre- Compass Centre, Bath Road, Heathrow, TW6 2GW-Open 8.00am-7.00pm 
  • One of Hounslow’s five community pharmacy sites

Get vaccinated

PCR testing - Ages 18 or over can now get vaccinated

Click here for more details

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What is the government backed Recovery Loan Scheme?

The Scheme is a government backed initiative set up to help UK businesses of any size access Business Loans and other kinds of finance so they can recover after the pandemic. 

The new scheme replaces previous schemes such as CBILS and the Bounce Back Loan Schemes that ended on the 31st March. There are a range of finance products available including Business loans, Asset Finance, Invoice Finance and even Overdrafts. The level of funding provided to each business depends on its particular circumstances; the maximum amount available to any given business is capped at £10M.

Who can Apply?

You can apply for funding via the Recovery Loan Scheme if your business trades in the UK and has been impacted by the pandemic. If your business has already borrowed from any of the other coronavirus loan schemes – namely: the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS), RLS is still open to you.

What you can get?

  • Loans or Overdrafts of between £25,001 and £10M per business.
  • Invoice or Asset Finance of between £1,000 and £10M per business.

How long is the loan For?

The maximum length of the facility depends on the type of finance you apply for and will be:

  • Up to 6 years for Loans and Asset Finance facilities.
  • Up to 3 years for Overdrafts and Invoice Finance facilities.

How to apply?

The scheme can be accessed via a panel of approved and accredited lenders in conjunction with the British Business Bank. The scheme is open until 31 December 2021, subject to review.

The Benefits of Electric Motorcycles

Spark Motos, founded in June 2020 and now Chamber members, is an independently owned and funded “electric only” motorcycle company. Located in Addlestone in Surrey, the company has experienced robust sales of electric motorcycles across the Zero, Super Soco and NIU brands. With charging from standard mains plug socket, the “Green Agenda” and CSR benefits for your business of “going electric” include no emissions, no pollution, no direct CO2 and virtually no noise.


Business Benefits include :

  • Tax deductibility of machine costs against profits (when used for business purposes),
  • VAT is reclaimable when used for business purposes,
  • Fuel costs are as low as 1p per mile with there is no road tax to pay,
  • Electric motorcycles do not incur a ULEZ charge,
  • Parking is either free or very cheap,
  • Minimal Servicing (full servicing plans can also be included in monthly lease costs), and,
  • Flexible leasing period terms. 

More details here

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.