"Compliments for a well run show. I watched the Webinar this morning, and I was impressed with the smoothness of your operation. I watch other such meetings and I think you could teach them a thing or two !" - Peter Buckley, ITSL Consultancy
Brexit transition: time is running out
Webinar - 25th November, 10:00 am for 60 minutes

We are very pleased that our panellists will be:

  • Alan Rides MD Hounslow Chamber of Commerce - Former DIT Trade Officer
  • Gary Hayes - International Trade Manager, Surrey Chambers
  • Nauzar Manekshaw - Director – Branduin Business Support

There are new rules for businesses and citizens from 1 January 2021.

  • Exporting to the EU
  • Importing from the EU
  • International Trade paperwork for the EU
  • International Trade – Costs / Tariff implications

Followed by Q&As

Sponsored by
If you have missed our webinars, you can watch them now: https://hounslowchamber.org.uk/10015
Hounslow Business Support Grant 
We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for businesses required to close during the latest period of national restriction who are business rate payers. 

The policy which details this and grants which will be available to support businesses who are not business rate payers have also been published. To see the details please visit our website by clicking here
New Leaf New You (Courtesy of National Association of Business Crime Partnerships)

9 top wellbeing tips for the Self Employed

  1. Connect Connect Connect - make sure you attend Networking events. Having ultimate responsibility and knowing the buck stops with you can be a lonely place. Talk to someone rather than send an email.
  2. Take a Project Management Approach to Wellbeing - Take a few moments to write down some elements for maintaining your wellbeing
  3. Take control you're working hours, spend time offline, and have those boundaries between work and home. Technology can blur the boundaries between work and home and make you feel as though you need to be ‘always on’.
  4. Build some exercise into your day even if to begin with its some stretching
  5. Take a break - even if its only for a few minutes
  6. Focus on your breathing - learning to breathe more deeply, breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Breathe in for 4 then out for 4
  7. Try and stay present - So many of us worry about the future and the past, the past we can’t control and the future hasn’t happened yet.
  8. Challenge yourself to think about what you can out - source, delegate or say ‘no’ to some tasks may not need your expertise and could easily be done by others, while other tasks may not be a priority or of significant benefit and saying ‘no’ could be the best approach
  9. Stand up or doing some stretching or physical activity every 30 minutes greatly increases blood circulation and will aid productivity
E-scooter trial open for participants (courtesy of London Councils)

Transport for London (TfL), London Councils and London’s boroughs are working together on plans for a trial of rental e-scooters in the capital, with the aim of promoting safety standards and developing a better understanding of the impact of this emerging mode of transport on London’s roads.

The competition is open to all e-scooter operators. Up to three will be selected to take part in the 12 month trial, which is due to start in spring 2021.

Prospective operators can access the procurement portal to find out more.
#LearnHounslow will run a new course called 'Business of Fashion'

The course is FREE for all residents of London & Greater London.

Participants will learn how to:
  • Analyse and manage competitors
  • Use prediction tools to create a fashion collection
  • Write a short business plan
  • Explore paid advertising & analytics

Call 0208 583 6000 to book your place today.
For more information www.hace.ac.uk
Click here for an update from the Chairman
Job Opportunities

  • CLS (Consolidated Logistics Services) are recruiting for Security Guards (SIA licence required), General Construction Operatives (CSCS card required) and Site Cleaners (CSCS card required). All roles are full time and based in London - to apply you will need to complete an application form. Please email to register your interest and they will email you an application form.
  • Angard Staffing (on behalf of Royal Mail) are recruiting for Casual Mail Sorters at Hounslow Jubilee Mail Centre. Candidates must be able to lift heavy mail sacks.  Apply here.
  • JD Sports in Hounslow are recruiting for a part time Sales Assistant - closing date 30th November - Apply here
  • Compass Group are recruiting for a part time Customer Service Assistant in Feltham - closing date 7th December.  Apply here.
  • Selco in Isleworth are recruiting for Sales Assistants.
  • UPS in Feltham are recruiting for a full time HR Pensions & Benefits Administrator.  Apply here.
  • Morrisons in Brentford are recruiting for part time Customer Assistants - closing date Monday 30th November.  Apply here
  • KFC in Hounslow West are recruiting for Team Leaders Apply here. They are also recruiting for Cooks Apply here.
  • Royal Mail are recruiting for a Postman/Postwoman with driving based in Feltham. Closing date 3rd December 2020.  Apply here.
Wednesday, 9th December at 6:00 pm. 

The cost is £29 plus VAT and booking fee per person for a Standard Ticket, this ticket is just for the Ceremony.

I do hope you decide to enter into the spirit of the online evening, to mark the end of 2020, with an enjoyable evening, albeit remotely, to boost the morale of our companies in this challenging current climate.
November issue of Let's Talk Business out now

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