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Webinar coming up:

Export Essentials

Thursday 6th May at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

"Thank you it was a great webinar this morning, far superior to HMRC. It cleared up a lot of Keep them coming Hounslow Chamber seem to be the most informed in the UK.- Cathy Oliver, Cathy Oliver Interiors

This session will be an export essentials summary from the whole series, including exporter case studies from key sectors including food, creative/ media, manufacturing and online retail businesses.

Click here for more details.

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Additional Restrictions Grant - Round 3 now live   


The third round of applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) is now open with a revised criteria.


The ARG is available to micro and small businesses trading in the borough which are excluded from the Local Restrictions Grant schemes. The ARG grant is aimed at helping businesses to pay their fixed costs during the national lockdown restrictions from November 2020 to April 2021. Unlike previous rounds, self-employed people who have received Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) payments are now eligible.


Previous eligible applicants from the first and second ARG rounds do not need to apply for this round as they will receive a further top-up payment. We will be contacting applicants directly by email with a simplified form to confirm that their circumstances are unchanged. We will be making payments by the end of May 2021. All previous unsuccessful applicants from the first and second round but who now meet the new criteria will also be reassessed and there is no need to reapply.


This grant is available to support:


  • Businesses that were not legally required to close during the lockdown but were severely impacted by restrictions.
  • Businesses that were required to close during the lockdown but are not registered for business rates.
  • Businesses that can demonstrate a decrease in income of at least 30% from November 2020 to March 2021.


For more information, and to apply for the ARG, please see the link below. We ask you please share this with your networks.


Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) | LBHF


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Sam Ridley

Economic Development Officer (High Streets and Markets)

The Economy Department

Hammersmith & Fulham Council

07766 720080

The Junkyard Market comes to Chiswick

Chiswick is getting a Shoreditch style food and drink venue, with street food, vegan beer and cocktails, served from shipping containers redesigned as bars, with a bit of background music out in the open air.

The pop-up market starts this Friday (30 April). Read more on The Chiswick Calendar website.

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Waterman is re-opening!


On 15 December, Watermans closed for the third time last year. It's been a long haul since then, as it has been for venues around the country, and we've really missed seeing our audiences and artists in the building every day.


Throughout December, and since, we have been so touched by all the support you've given us. When we told you we were struggling and launched the crowdfunding campaign, we were blown away by your concern, support and generosity. I promised you then, that with your support, we would reopen as soon as we were allowed. And we will!


I'm so pleased to tell you that, assuming nothing changes with the government's 'roadmap', we will reopen on Thursday 20 May.  


Initially, we will have the Cinema and Gallery open and, of course, the Guru Tandoori Kitchen and Bar. We will announce the programme in the next couple of weeks.


The Theatre programme will then follow with a series of Friday Nights Live from late June.


The most important thing, of course, is that we open safely, both for our audiences and our staff. So over the next three weeks, we'll be working hard to get everything ready to welcome you back!


I know everyone's experience of the pandemic has been different over the last year, so we would really like to hear from you about how you feel about the restrictions easing and about coming back to our venue. Listening to you will help us make Watermans as safe and happy a place as it can be. So if you can spare a few minutes to fill in our survey, I'd be really grateful.




For those who have been enjoying our online events, I'm also very happy to tell you that these will continue. The online film club, No Ticket Required, has become quite a fixture every other Monday evening. We're running regular activities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. And there are still two new children's theatre shows to watch online for free. As these activities have been so popular, they will increasingly become part of our programme 'mix' going forward.


We all look forward to welcoming you back to Watermans as soon after 20 May as you feel comfortable with coming in.


Director, Watermans

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Please click here to see the May edition of the Kew Bridge Travel newsletter. John Coles very much hopes you enjoy reading the newsletter, as we look forward to the resumption of overseas travel later this month.


In the coming weeks we anticipate a series of announcements by the English government concerning international travel. Please feel free to contact John should you seek any clarification of those announcements, or advice on how to interpret the new regulations.


Hounslow Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an on-line webinar at 10am on Thursday 20th May sharing information on domestic and international travel and tourism. John has been invited to speak at the webinar, alongside other specialists, and we’ll answer questions from the audience. The webinar is open to all, so if you would like to attend please check the Chamber’s website nearer to the date for more details and register to receive the zoom link.

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Nestled amidst a gorgeously green landscape but just moments from the District Line, you'll feel a world away in idyllic Richmond Upon Thames. We're proudly perched atop the hill, just steps from Richmond Park, the riverside, and the colourful town centre - right in the heart of it all. Our beautiful Georgian hotel is the perfect staycation spot, whether you're looking for outdoor adventure, a luxurious retreat, or all the foodie delights you've been missing for the last few months! Plus, it's just over 2 weeks until we re-open our hotel, along with the indoor areas of our gorgeous restaurant and bar, on 17th May, so it's time to get planning!

We're taking flexible, risk free bookings for stays from 17th May and are offering a range of perks - from discounts to complimentary treats - when you book direct with us.

Explore more of our latest offers and add-ons below...


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EcoWorld London partners with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to deliver Community Learning Programme

EcoWorld London, the leading London residential developer, announces its partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, as the official sponsors of Kew’s annual Community Open Week and its Community Learning Programme.


The three-year partnership will act as a gateway to attract and engage new and diverse audiences, including those from low income and under-represented groups. Participants will visit and discover Kew Gardens and its incredible plant collections and scientific work, with learning programmes offered on and off-site. 


Heng Leong Cheong, CEO, EcoWorld London said:

“Connecting people with nature is hugely important to EcoWorld London – as you can see by the central role played by green spaces in our communities – so we are delighted to be supporting Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the valuable work it does. Investing in the communities in which we build is a vital part of the EcoWorld London DNA. As our Kew Bridge Gate development moves towards completion, it has never been more important that we work in partnership with valued institutions such as RBG Kew, to deliver, and assist in the delivery of, meaningful programmes, to leave a lasting legacy for London and the people who live and work there.”


Neal Donnelly, Director of Development, RBG Kew said:

“Partnerships of this nature are an important way to connect organisations, their staff and supporters to RBG Kew’s mission to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of the planet, as well as providing vital funding for our outreach programmes. We very much welcome EcoWorld London’s generous support of the Community Learning Programme and look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

Julia Willison, Head of Participation & Learning, RBG Kew said:

“We are delighted to be entering into this partnership with EcoWorld London, who share the same sense of community mindedness as we do. Our annual Community Open Week is a fantastic way of breaking down access barriers, and connecting with audiences who may never have visited Kew Gardens before. We are looking forward to developing this long-term partnership, sharing the wonders of Kew Gardens and discovering together how we can support participants’ needs. To have EcoWorld London’s passion and resources behind this drive will really enhance what we can achieve.”

Community Open Week is a seven-day event offering under-represented communities across London the chance to explore the relevance of plants and fungi to their lives via a blended offer of online, outreach and on-site events and activities. The partnership will also support activities such as online music and nature workshops, school engagement programmes, and 2,500 admission passes for pupils at local schools to visit Kew Gardens with their families. 

As part of EcoWorld London’s longstanding relationship with local schools, Green Dragon Primary and Isleworth & Syon will be working in partnership with RBG Kew to deliver educational assemblies on the importance of plants and on careers in science. RBG Kew will also contribute to the ongoing works at Green Dragon School to support the delivery of inspirational learning in the outdoor wooded learning area.

As Kew Bridge Gate, a new neighbourhood in Brentford brought forward by EcoWorld London, comes to completion in the summer, it will become the site for Community Learning and musical activations, in conjunction with Kew’s Learning & Participation team. 

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Alex Mendham and His Orchestra 

7pm Wednesday 12th May



Don't miss the sensational Alex Mendham & His Orchestra in their first live show of 2021! Live from the Musical Museum in London.  

(The discount code for friends of the Musical Museum is PIANOROLL10)


Theatre doors may still be closed, but the famed 11 piece orchestra will gather for an evening of musical celebration. ​There is a dream-like quality to the group that embodies the charm and luxury of the ’20s and ’30s.

With their evocative sound and the magic ability to put you on a Hollywood film set in 1933 or the ballroom of a long-forgotten Mayfair Hotel, Alex Mendham & His Orchestra are world leaders in performing music from a golden age.

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Future Visions will adorn Hounslow High Street from Saturday 29 May for two weeks, followed by a touring exhibition appearing in libraries and cafes throughout 2021. The exhibition will also be shown online from 14 June 2021 at and accompanied by a series of Meet the Artists events that will run throughout the year.

February 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.