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Webinars coming up:

Mediation & Arbitration

Thursday 13th May 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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This webinar will cover:

  • Understand the difference between Mediation and Arbitration
  • With the backlog in the Courts, Mediation could be a good solution. 
  • Save time, cost effective in proportion to the issue
  • Allows you to move ahead with your business 
  • Draws closure to time consuming issues


  • Nicholas Woolf, Nicholas Woolf Solicitors – an introduction to mediation
  • Annabel Clark, Keystone Law – an introduction to arbitration
  • Dr Renu Raj, Radanks – International accredited mediator (registered with civil mediation council in the UK) registered with Indian council of arbitration
  • Alan Rides, Hounslow Chamber - ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Sign Up To Our Retail And Hospitality Web Summit

Thursday 13th May 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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This web summit brings together a host of professionals who are ready to ensure you get the most from re-opening on May 17th.

Not To Be Missed!

This Hospitality, Retail & Leisure summit is packed with expert speakers who will answer your questions and ensure you fully re-open with confidence.

Learn how you can drive new customers and sales into your business and how you can leverage digital and opening safely to maximise your sales.


  1. How to utilise social media to boost sales - Polly Barnfield, CEO *Maybe
  2. Your Perfect Local eCommerce platform - Dominic Brookman - CEO MyTown
  3. Business grants and funding - Robert Meldum - Hounslow Council
  4. Using A Retail App To Boost Your sales - Andy Bartlett - CEO Of Roam Local


Put your questions to our panel who will share their expertise and knowledge and get the information you need.

  • Alan Rides – Chamber of Commerce & Import Export
  • Sally Rides – Chamber of Commerce & Kickstart lead
  • Dominic Brookman - MyTown
  • Polly Barnfield – Maybe Tech
  • Robert Meldrum – Director of commercial and projects
  • Lance Hobbs – HR & talent
  • Sutish Sharma – NLET retail training
  • Julie Holden / Alex Schlagman Save The High Street
  • Helen Roberts - CEO of CPG
  • Henry Gewanter - PR Expert
  • Andy Bartlett - CEO Of Roam Local

Fit to Bid: Branduin Business Support

Supply Chain Programme Launch

Tuesday 18th May 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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  • Hounslow Supply Chain
  • Buyer’s Perspective
  • Fit To Bid® programme
  • Working with Tier-1 & Tier-2 suppliers

Digital Wellbeing & cultures around new digital trends:

Physical Digital wellbeing

Wednesday 19th May 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Ensuring that working from home is as regulated as it is in the office. Employees, especially those in the younger age bracket, living in rented accommodation do not have sufficient internal space or access to outdoor space. 

There are stories of people working from laptops on ironing boards. Correct seating, adequate work surface, keyboard technique, posture, position of screen, use of support devices, software setting, non-reflective screens, the environment e.g. lighting and heating levels, importance of regular breaks, setting a routine. When working from home it can be easy to blur the lines between work and home life.

Speaker: Mel Bruneau, Health & Safety Director, Hounslow Chamber

Mel is an expert provider in all areas of the transport and warehousing industry and as a qualified Health & Safety Advisor, Professional Trainer and Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor, Mel works closely with airlines, handling agents, freight forwarders, distributors and manufacturers to ensure clients meet all the requirements of the relevant legislation. Mel is also a qualified instructor for the CAA and a member of the ICHCA.

Click here for more information on Mel

Tourism & Leisure

Thursday 20th May 10:00 am – 11:00am

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There is much talk of air corridors/traffic light system and Europe being open for tourism again, dependent on the vaccination programme and the safety of the issuing country.  Would you feel happy to go abroad? Maybe another staycation this year, but the costs are prohibitive?   There is much talk of queues at airports, the cost of testing at airports – is air travel becoming a privilege of the wealthy, as it used to be?


  • John Coles, Kew Bridge Travel
  • Maggi Smit, America & Canada as you like it
  • Alison Edwards, Richmond Hill Hotel - domestic market
  • Deborah Barnes, Clayton Hotel - executive travel market

Hounslow's New Mayor

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Hounslow Council swore-in its 56th Mayor during the Council’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 4 May 2021.

Cllr Bishnu Gurung takes over the role for the next 12 months from out-going Mayor, Cllr Tony Louki, who held the position for two years because of the pandemic.

Cllr Gurung was first elected to the Council in 2014, serving the Hanworth Park ward.

An ex-British Gurkha Staff Sergeant, he was born and raised in Nepal, and during his time in the Army he served in various parts of the UK, along with Hong Kong, Brunei, and Singapore. He retired from the armed forces in 1995, after completing 19 years’ service. He received the prestigious Long Service and Good Conduct medal upon retirement.

In 2005 he settled in Hounslow, and now works as a full-time bus driver for Transport for London. Along with his day-job and Council duties, Cllr Gurung is heavily involved in supporting various charities and local organisations. He is a division secretary and caseworker for SSAFA (Soldiers, Airmen and Families Association). He also serves as a trustee and advisor to the Dewachan Buddhist Centre and was the founding Chairman of the Gurkha Nepalese Community Hounslow.

Mayoral duties include promotion of the Borough and its civic life, attending citizenship ceremonies, hosting events such as Holocaust Memorial Day and Remembrance Day, opening events, awarding prizes, meeting dignitaries and other guests. 

More information

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New Free Employability courses starting in June.



  1. Turn your Idea (Hobby) into a Business (MZ299CC) - 1st June
  2. Grow Your Business Through Online Advertising (MZ299BOC)- Starting 8th June (6 Classes)
  3. Advance Course in Digital Marketing (MZ399CDC) - Staring 9th June (6 Classes)
  4. Create a Business Website Easily (No Coding Skills required) (MZ199CBC) - Starting 14th June (6 Classes)
  5. Advance Course in Online Selling (MZ199CEC) - Starting 7th June (6 Classes)
  6. Business Plan to Start a Business (MZ399BQC) - Starting 9th June - (6 Classes)
  7. Easy Start into a Fashion Business (MZ299BSC) - Starting 8th June (6 Classes)

For more information please contact Kanika Sachdeva at

Offer from UBCUK state of the art serviced offices at the Mille in Brentford.

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New beginnings this spring

Spring has dawned upon us and signifies new beginnings.

At Thamesbank, we've had our fair share of new beginnings including five new board members and the launch of the new loan application and Members' area. 

As we slowly come out of lockdown and embrace the new normal, we've also seen the impact of Covid-19 on employability. Therefore, in this edition, you will find out what steps Seema Malhotra, MP has taken to help the local community. 

You will also hear how Thamesbank changed the life of one of our new directors, Sabrina Nandkishore, in our 'Meet the Board' feature.

This issue will also give you tips on how to tackle the 'Buy now pay later' marketing gimmick. Finally, you'll get the chance to win two Heston Leisure Centre tickets in our competition. Click here to find out more.

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Brentford New Project – latest update, click here.  

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Events coming up at the Musical Museum re-opening to visitors on Friday 28th May

We have a packed programme of online and live events over the next few weeks as we begin to welcome back visitors and concert audiences.

  • Sunday 16th May - Kevin Grunill (online concert) 
  • Friday 28th May - Museum re-opens to visitors for guided tours 
  • Saturday 29th May - Richard Hills (online and live concert)
  • Sunday 30th May - Donald MacKenzie (online and live concert)

Limited audience tickets are available for live concerts. For more details and to book tickets click here

NKV Holistic Living

Empower and enrich your ‘Inner-Self’!


We are a Yoga and Wellness company offering integrated Yoga solutions for Mental, Emotional, Behavioural & Physical health and wellbeing. 

Learn effective Yoga tools & techniques to develop and enhance your ‘Inner-Self’.


We offer our services to all members of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce with a discount of 10%!


JOIN our ‘Prathama’- Foundation (HCOC members only) programme now!

3 days a week, 1 hour each day


Batch 1- Evening (6:00pm to 7:00pm)

24 th, 26th & 28th May 2021


Batch 2- Morning (7:00am to 8:00am)

31st May 2021, 3rd  & 5 th June 2021


What you will learn:


  • How Yoga helps overcome MEBP (Mental, Emotional, Behavioural & Physical) challenges
  • Pranayama (Breathing awareness techniques) to boost immunity
  • Understanding the mind & body connection
  • Meditation techniques
Original price: £60Special discount of 10% for HCOC membersNow £54

REGISTER and BOOK your seat NOW!


Contact us on 07305100232 or email us at for more details



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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.