Webinars coming up:
Pandemic Insurance & How Do You Go About Making A Claim -
Wednesday 24th February from 9:00am to 10:00am - https://bit.ly/3cnMAdR

Join CPG for this informal networking event to help you get set up to create the success that you want in your business in 2021! Surround yourself with local successful entrepreneurs to boost conversation, improve your thinking and explore opportunities to collaborate.

The experts this month will be David Anthony and John Abbott.
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.

Very limited tickets so book now before they are all GONE!
Rapid Tests: Do you work long shifts?

We have extended the opening hours at our Heston Library rapid test site.

If you do not have COVID-19 symptoms and you need access to FREE, quick and regular testing, you can now drop-in to Heston Library any time to suit you between 6.30am-7.30pm on week-days, or between 8.00am-4.00pm at weekends. You can also book rapid tests at Heston Library (New Heston Road, Hounslow TW5 0LW) as often as you like here.

If you do not have COVID-19 symptoms, you can also get FREE rapid tests every few days between 8.00am-4.00pm, Mon-Sun at:
  • Hounslow House – 7 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EB. 
  • Isleworth Library – Twickenham Road, Isleworth TW7 7EU. 
  • Staines Rugby Club, Snakey Lane, Feltham TW13 7NB. 

You can drop-in or book by clicking below.

If you feel inadequately protected from COVID-19 at work, support is available to you

The government guidelines state that everyone should be working from home where possible. We understand that for many people this has not been something their employers have supported.

If you are feeling anxious, unsafe or inadequately protected from the risk of COVID-19 at your workplace then please raise any concerns via the email below.

All emails will be treated with strict confidentiality and the team will use any concerns raised to explore improving unsafe work environments in Hounslow.

The email address is HealthandSafety@hounslow.gov.uk.
Chiswick Roundabout - proposed development

Your Shout is working on behalf of Starbones Ltd, who are consulting on new plans for a development adjacent to Chiswick Roundabout. Please see a copy of a letter that is being sent out to local residents and groups this week.
 
They will be holding 3 online Q&A events for local residents on Thursday 25 February at 7.00pm, Friday 26 February at 1.00pm and Saturday 27 February at 11.00am. These will be broadcast on our project website – hollyhouse.site – which also contains more information about the proposal. Recordings of all the events will be available on the website in the following week.
Learner Hounslow are running free courses to support you with starting a fashion business.
Call to enrol on 0208 583 6000
WEBINAR | THURSDAY 11 MARCH | 4 - 5 PM

Join us for an insightful discussion on the key elements of property tax, including an update following the Chancellor’s budget on 3 March, including:

  • Update from our property tax specialists, including thoughts following the budget
  • Panel discussion led by our head of Property and Construction, Ralph Mitchison
  • Q&A session and practical takeaways



USEFUL RESOURCES
The Spring Budget 2021 is just around the corner and our Brighter Thinking specialists have shared their predictions on our budget hub.

View the frequently asked questions in connection with IR35 and the changes coming into play from April 2021.

The way in which VAT is charged on construction services will change as a result of new anti-fraud rules, with around half of UK construction businesses expected to be affected. View the FAQs following our webinar last week.
Job opportunities and support
(including astronaut opening)
Coalo is recruiting for a full time Administrator based in their cleaning department in Feltham. Full details of the job and how to apply can be found here.
The Spear Programme is a 6 week course for 16-24 year olds who aren’t in work or education and are looking to get into their next step. Through coaching, we look to equip young people with different resources, skills and mindsets to get them work-ready and into their next steps. After the 6 weeks, we continue to support the young people for a whole year by bringing them exciting opportunities and career support.

Please send over details of any interested young people from the Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow areas to ben.graves@spearhandf.org 
Skills Escalator Business Mentoring Programme

This programme is for residents of Hounslow, in receipt of means tested welfare benefits, in work (self-employed/sole trading) or recently made unemployed and either running or hoping to start a successful business

If this is you, we can help with free business mentoring from entrepreneurs who have run their own businesses.
 
  • Offering up to 6 hours of 1 to 1 mentoring,
  • Focusing on how to make money doing something you love,
  • Work flexibly,
  • Be your own boss and reduce your dependency on means tested benefits
  • Reduce your dependency on benefits

If you are interested please Elizabeth Whenu via email: 
Do you want to be an astronaut?

The next British @esa astronaut could walk on the Moon and even make the trip to Mars! 🚀 
 
Check if you’re eligible
 
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