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Hounslow business programme: Innovate & Grow

Webinars coming up:

"It was informative and Lisa Rides really did well with organisation and reminders"

- Eddie Asare, KM door 2 door

Business programme

Digitalisation of your business/trading on-line

Thursday 3rd June  10:00 am – 11:00 am

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  • Jane Wiest of Initially London: Website options and despatch of on-line sales
  • Joyce Ong of Marketing Tech: E-commerce options & payment options
  • Silvia del Corso of PinkSEO Marketing: search engine optimisation
  • Celia Rizothansi of Queen Bee of Linked in: social media promotional tools
  • Alan Rides, MD of Hounslow Chamber

Fit to Bid: Branduin Business Support 

Bid Skills Training - Foundation

Monday 7th June 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Bid Skills Training - Intermediate

Monday 14th June 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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These workshops have been meticulously developed over a decade and are designed to help organisations to write consistently winning answers, gain more confidence when developing a strategy for a bid, and ultimately increase bid win rates.


The objective is to help participants win more clients, increase revenues and profit, and be better equipped to successfully defend existing contracts.


  • Neal Basson, The Bid Academy - Branduin Member

Digital Wellbeing & cultures around new digital trends:

Hybrid working model – home & office

Wednesday 9th June 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Case study presentations from a large PLC and a micro SME to contrast the issues, looking at best practice to best understand and implement a hybrid model of home / office working. It is the younger people who are missing out from the working experience, learning from their office peers, networking and socialising.


  • Jane Jones, Dell Technologies
  • Sally Smith, Hounslow Chamber

Business programme

Options facing liquidation or insolvency

Thursday 10th June 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Explaining Liquidationthis is the process of selling a business's assets to produce enough cash to pay back creditors. It ends in the business closing. If a company is not able to make ends meet, liquidation is one option to pay creditors and close the business. It should noted that liquidation is just one business exit strategy option

Explaining Insolvency: when a company is unable to pay its debts or when it has more liabilities than assets on its balance sheet, this being legally referred to as “technical insolvency”. Liquidation is a legal ending of a limited company.


  • Umang Patel, Neum Insolvency.  Licensed as an Insolvency Practitioner in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

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: 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.

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Let's Tackle Covid - 11,000 people vaccinated at Twickenham on Bank Holiday Monday!

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Thousands of people stepped up yesterday (Monday 31 May) to get vaccinated at Twickenham Rugby Stadium - the biggest vaccination venue so far for residents of North West London.

The massive vaccination event on Bank Holiday Monday, organised by local NHS in partnership with Hounslow Council and supported by England RFU, resulted in around 11,000 people getting the jab in just one day.

Around 19,000 people have had their jab in the last ten days alone thanks to efforts from hardworking engagement team staff, community champions and of course healthcare professionals at the NHS.

This is great news and we hope to keep working to get more and more Hounslow residents vaccinated over the coming weeks.

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Get vaccinated at a pop-up clinic! No appointments necessary


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.

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.     
  • One of Hounslow’s five community pharmacy sites


You do not need an appointment to attend any of our pop-up clinics.

Get a vaccine ON THURSDAY if you're eligible (check here) at the below:

Date Location Timings

Thursday 3 June

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Hounslow, TW3 3UA



Get vaccinated


Have you applied yet?

We have expanded the financial support available to businesses impacted by COVID-19.

If you run a business in Hounslow, there are several Grants available to help you re-build your business and recover from the pandemic. Even if you haven’t received a Grant previously, we may be able to help you.

To find out if your business is eligible, simply visit:

Some grants have limited funding which will be awarded on a first come first served basis, so whilst there’s still a couple of weeks left to apply, don’t delay and please help us to spread the word!


Find out here

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A plea for help:


“Will you nominate Hounslow Rotary Club for a Movement for Good Award? £1,000 could make a big difference to the work we do. A large part of our work is funded by the Christmas Collections club members make outside supermarkets in the festive season but for obvious reasons we have not been able to make any collections for over 15 months.

Nevertheless we managed to maintain our support of foodbanks and the homeless, as well as organising Christmas goodies for the elderly and for young people in the care system, as well as all the usual contributions to local community groups and youth activities that we have been doing for the last 90 years.

If we win we will be putting the donation towards our work with the homeless, continuing our work with young people in the care system and expanding our peace work.

All the money we collect goes to this type of project. As volunteers ourselves we do not retain any proportion of proceeds for spurious administration charges.


That’s why we’d be really grateful if you could nominate us in the Ecclesiastical Movement for Good awards. Your nomination could be the one that wins us £1,000. The awards are designed to give eligible charities in the UK and Republic of Ireland the financial assistance they need to help them make a real difference. In total, 500 charities stand to gain £1,000 and we’d love to be one of them. It’s quick and easy to nominate us. Just visit and enter your details. Our Charity number is 800500. The closing date for nominations is 13 June 2021

The more nominations we get, the greater our chance of winning, so please spread the word to your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your time and support.”


Funding and exploiting your company's innovation and IP rights

Date: Tuesday 29 June 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

It is estimated that for most SME’s more than 50% of their value resides in intellectual property or other intangibles. Given this, we are collaborating with Innovation Tax Specialists Limited to present a webinar explaining how best to commercially exploit your IP and to maximise Government funding and savings available through R&D Tax Credits and Patent Box. 

The webinar will cover:

  • IP audits – what IP/intangibles does the business own?
  • The best way to commercially exploit this IP/intangibles
  • The importance of arranging your IP assets before an exit/sale
  • What is the R&D Tax Credit scheme?
  • Do I qualify and how can the R&D Tax Credit scheme help me?
  • Patent Box and its financial benefits for patented invention


  • Annie Hunter of Innovation Tax who has many years’ experience of advising on innovation tax incentives and is a regular speaker in this area, as well as experience of sitting on the boards of industry bodies.
  • John Warchus: Partner in the Commercial & Technology Law group at Moore Barlow with over 25 years of experience in relation to IP protection, licensing and commercialisation; he has advised many clients in the IT/software/manufacturing and engineering sectors on their IP strategies and execution.

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Chiswick Flower Market celebrates British Flowers Week and more

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The Flower Market returns this Sunday 6th June with longer opening hours.

We’re there come rain or shine but how much nicer to have a bit of shine, especially as we are celebrating British Flowers Week. So we’ll be opening from 9am to 3.30pm, adding an extra half hour’s shopping time on each end of the day. 


Where the Wild Things Are anyone?

Join us for magical cinema experience at Gunnersbury Park.

Enjoy an evening watching Where the Wild Things Are and other beautiful and rarely-seen animation from Europe over the last 100 years, all set to live scores composed and played by professional folk, world and cinema performers.

As the sun sets, bring your best blanket, a delicious picnic and join our voyage, under a canopy of festoon lighting. You might even spot a full-scale replica of Max’s Boat from the Where the Wild Things Are!

The whole family is also welcome to join us for an earlier afternoon workshop themed around the Wild Things animation. Find out more.

Event details

Dates: Saturday 26 June 2021

Times: 8 - 10:00pm

Price: £20

Booking: Book your tickets here

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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.