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Webinars coming up:

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.

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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.

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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?


  • Kate Bull, Hounslow Council
  • 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
  • Deepak Nangla, Brightsun

Fit to Bid: Branduin Business Support 

Business Model Canvas - Innovation & Strategy

Tuesday 25th May 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Having successfully delivered this webinar as an interactive Business Sprint to several audiences over the past 5 years, we have had tremendous positive feedback to our approach. SMEs find the Business Model Canvas very useful to develop a strategy to adapt or launch new products and services, and improve their state of preparedness prior to bid submission.


We will help you develop a graphical, 1-page framework that allows an SME to design, describe and/or challenge their business model prior to bidding for contracts.


The individual elements prompt consideration of the full scope of a business, while the layout encourages thought about how the pieces fit together across nine essential components.


  • Nauzar Manekshaw, Managing Director - Branduin
  • Elsa Caleb - Business Development Specialist

Digital Wellbeing & cultures around new digital trends:

Health & Wellbeing

Tuesday 25th May 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Assessing the team’s mental health. Having worked from home for over the past 12 months, re-entry into the office world could cause problems for some. We are adaptable, but we must not underestimate the effect that the pandemic has had on us.  Existing problems have only been exacerbated, especially for younger people, who have not been able to socialise for over a year. 

Keeping communication channels open, setting regular times to meet with the team, either via Zoom or Teams, or even the telephone for one to ones. Share screen is an invaluable tool for working on joint documents.


When offices begin to re-open, asses to see if hybrid working is possible. Listen to the concerns of employees but encourage them to return in part. Much peer group learning is lost working from home.


  • Vidya Netrakar, NKV Holistic Living
  • Further speakers tbc

Vidya Netrakar is a Holistic Health Manager at NKV Holistic Living. She is a highly skilled trainer and a coach who has been developing and transforming lives of many students in India for over 15 years. She holds a post graduate degree in MSc and MPhil in Life Sciences from India and an MBA from Leicester Business School, UK.

In pursuit of spiritual fulfilment, she has encountered many advanced spiritual masters in India and has actively participated in spiritual discourses, continues to share her knowledge with interested individuals.

Vidya brings a wealth of knowledge in yoga and spirituality, and has practitioner for over 30 years.

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Heathrow has launched its new portfolio & supplier management website at Thank you to everyone who contributed to the development of this website, for your suggestions and feedback.

The newly launched website is the first recommendation in the Heathrow Local Recovery Plan. It has been designed to provide a new and simplified dedicated business page on the Heathrow website which provides additional support for local SMEs to prepare for pre-selection criteria. Some of the new features included are: 

  • Supplier support and tools including a newly developed supplier guide
  • Upcoming events
  • Upcoming opportunities

To help us spread the word, we would be grateful if you could take a look at the website and forward on to your wider network. We are already engaging with a number of business representative organisations and trade associations to feature the website in upcoming newsletters and magazines. If you would like support from Heathrow on engaging with your wider network, then please do get in touch.

We will also be promoting the website to the specific companies (around 80) that have shown an interest in supplying Heathrow and contacted us via email prior to the site going live.

If you have any further questions, please contact us directly via email to


The Pallets Yard is looking to hire at least one pallet repairer / yard assistant to help with the sorting and repairing broken and other pallets.

Click here for more details.

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Menus for this week – go on, you know you want to!

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Summer (what’s that?) events coming up!

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.