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No local lockdowns in Hounslow

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Following the national coverage of recently revised guidance we have met with national officials and confirmed there are no restrictions on travel in or out of Hounslow: There are no local lockdowns.

In areas where the new COVID variant is spreading we are all working together to boost testing and vaccination and to support self-isolation. There are sensible public health precautions people can take as individuals in line with the sorts of advice we have all been following throughout the pandemic.

We will keep sharing that and working with national officials to make sure people understand what they need to think about as they go about their daily lives.

- Kelly O'Neill, Director of Public Health

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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.

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

Get a vaccine TODAY or FRIDAY if you're eligible (check here) at the below:

  • Thursday 27 May - Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Alice Way, Hounslow TW3 3UA - 8am-8pm
  • Friday 28 May - Hounslow Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre, 367 Wellington Rd S, Hounslow TW4 5HU - 8am-8pm

Get vaccinated

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

Fit to Bid: Branduin Business Support 

Value Proposition Design - Products & Services

Tuesday 1st June 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Book Here

This workshop/webinar delivered as a Business Sprint will help SMEs build understanding and empathy with the user and help them make product decisions based on what will bring the user value.


  • A detailed plug-in tool to the Business Model Canvas.
  • Makes clear how SMEs create value for their customers.
  • It helps to design products and services customers want.
  • Evaluate the fit between the value SMEs intend to create and the expectations their customers have.


The focus is on the ‘jobs to be done’ by customers, i.e., Tier-1 Suppliers and Local Government; to enable local businesses to develop products and services to match these requirements.


  • Nauzar Manekshaw, Managing Director - Branduin

Digital Wellbeing & cultures around new digital trends:


Wednesday 2nd June 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Analysing and delivering support at every level of operation. Looking at how to evolve a business in this digital world we will focus on improving leadership to a model delivering the right behaviours.


  • The letter ’I’ is not in the word ‘team’
  • Ownership of responsibilities
  • Work as a team to accomplish goals
  • Set up a timeline to achieve these goals
  • How to change your daily and weekly activity to achieve the above 


  • Dominic Turnbull – McLane Group
  • Sam Leigh - Coalo
  • Ash Sanjenbam – Kingfisher Sec
  • Alan Rides - MD Hounslow Chamber

Business programme

Digitalisation of your business/trading on-line

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

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This webinar will cover:

  • Website options
  • Accepting payment options
  • Social media advertising
  • Social media promotion tools
  • Despatching on line sales
  • E-Commerce market place options: Amazon / Ebay / NewEgg understand the options


  • Jane Wiest – Initially London

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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The application deadline for incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice is 31 May 2021

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Don't miss out!


We wanted to let you know that the deadline for employers to apply for the incentive payment for new apprentices hired between August 2020 and March 2021 is fast approaching. Eligible employers must apply for their incentive payment by the end of 31 May 2021.


Incentive payment for apprentices

who joined your organisation before 1 April 2021:


If you have employed apprentices who have a contract of employment start date between 1 August 2020 and 31 March 2021 and who also have a college DocuSign apprenticeship agreement for a training start date between 1 August 2020 and 31 May 2021, you are eligible for an incentive payment:


  • For new apprentices aged 16 to 24, you will receive £2,000
  • For new apprentices aged 25 and over, you will receive £1,500


You must apply for these incentives by the end of 31 May 2021. To be able to apply, you must complete the six steps listed below:


  1. You need to have registered an account on the apprenticeship service
  2. If you do not pay the apprenticeship levy, you need to have reserved funds in your apprenticeship service account
  3. You need to have recruited an apprentice
  4. You need to have added your apprentice to your apprenticeship service account
  5. You need to have agreed a start date for apprenticeship training to begin with your training provider HCUC Apprenticeships & Skills.
  6. You need to have accepted the latest version of the ESFA employer agreement.

How to apply:


You can apply for the incentive payment via the Finances section in your apprenticeship service account. For a walk-through of the process, 

you can watch a support video below that was created by the government.

Create or Log to your Apprenticeship Service Account

Watch the support video on how to apply for the incentive

Call us to help you calm your incentive

Are you an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen living in the UK or do you know someone who is? You may need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to protect your rights, even if you’ve got a Permanent Residence document. The deadline to apply is 30 June 2021.


Find out how to apply:


For any additional help with the application, please contact the Hounslow EU settlement service on 0808 278 7830 or email

Oasis Umbrella is pleased to announce that we are the newest member of the FCSA. Oasis Group proudly accredited by the FCSA which means it has become the latest Accredited Member of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), demonstrating that it fully complies with the membership body’s strict codes of compliance and have achieved accreditation for our bespoke umbrella services.

Has your organisation considered cloud based CCTV as a solution? Unsure about which way to turn in the clouds? We are teaming up with our Cloud CCTV partner Eagle Eye Networks to bring you our latest webinar Seeing through the cloud – your journey to a cloud first strategy at 2.30pm on Thursday 10th June 2021.


As you have had to adapt to the global proof of concept in remote working enforced by the pandemic, many types of business have accelerated their ‘Cloud First’ strategy and planning. The UK Government’s Cloud First policy encourages organisations to evaluate cloud solutions as a first choice and review the benefits of migrating to cloud. This is happening across sectors right now.


Ajar Technology offers a wide range of cloud based solutions including; CCTV, Access Control, Digital Signage, Task Management and Automated Public Address systems. In partnership Ajar Technology and Eagle Eye Networks have been supporting businesses as they make the move to cloud based CCTV. For Public Sector organisations our G-Cloud 12 Framework offering enables a direct route for procurement for our cloud based solutions. 

Click here to register

Here at ArtsEd we love being a part of the Chiswick community and have greatly missed welcoming our many local supporters in to see our fabulous students on stage. Seeing them in action brings home the extraordinary amount of hard work and determination that they put into their three years of tough performance training. Less obvious are the financial struggles that many of them must overcome in order to see that training through to graduation.

We want to lighten the load for our students this year so, for the first time ever, we are running an appeal for the ArtsEd Bursary Fund. The ArtsEd Bursary Fund provides support to young people who have the talent and commitment needed to study at ArtsEd but who don’t have the financial backing to make it happen. 

As you can imagine, the number of young people needing financial help increased sharply this year. We did our best to rise to the demand and were able to award bursaries to 41 students, ranging from £1,500 to full scholarships. Many of them will be entering the 2nd or 3rd year of their studies in September and their financial struggles will not have disappeared, particularly with many losing part-time work during lockdown.  

And this is where you come in! If you feel able to do so, we hope you might consider supporting our wonderful students through our Bursary Appeal, before coming to join us in the autumn for a fantastic evening (or two!) of live theatre. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again! 

Thank you from everyone here! 

Best wishes,

Sue & Victoria

Development Team


Donate to support a student

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

IntelliCasa helps you become “King of the Castle”!

Chamber member, IntelliCasa, winners of … Award in the Business Awards 2019/20 recently completed the first phase of a renovation project regarding the network upgrade of a 12th Century Chateau in Southern France. 

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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.