“I appreciate all the COVID-19 updates from the Chamber. It takes a crisis like this to really demonstrate the value you bring to members.” - John Coles, Kew Bridge Travel
Webinars - All are free, run for 60 minutes and start at 10:00 am:
Re-boot, Recover & Grow – for Ealing businesses - 27th August with Chiswickbuzz

  • Branduin Business Support – Nauzar Manekshaw
  • Contactus Ealing – Carlene Bender
  • Ealing Council - Connor McDonagh, Assistant Director for Economic Growth
  • John Martin Estates - John J Martin
  • Metro Bank - Sanjeev Panesar, Area Director – West London
  • West London Local Chambers – Alan Rides
Back Heathrow will be hosting an interactive Facebook live event on September 4 at 11.00am. Alan and I will be with Parmjit Dhanda, discussing the impact of Heathrow’s current downturn on local businesses, and what local Chambers of Commerce can do to help revive our economy. We’ll keep you posted with news on the event, and how to book.
HR webinar - 10th September with Peninsula
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/x/how-to-manage-covid-19-employer-challenges-with-honslow-chamber-tickets-117386449029

Some of the talking points will include:

  • The latest COVID secure guidelines
  • Managing employee contract changes within the current legal framework
  • Steps you can take to ensure staff feel safe on their return to work
  • Potential risks to your business if operating outside of the latest guidance
  • How to meet new employment laws and manage your workplace in a rapidly changing business landscape

During the session, you can submit questions about COVID-19 directly to an HR or employment law expert

All registrants get the chance to claim a one-to-one video conference with a Peninsula consultant for advice on how to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on your business.


If you have missed our webinars, you can watch them now: https://hounslowchamber.org.uk/10015
Finpoint - Export Business Finance Finder
Apologies for including an incorrect link yesterday


More lenders. Less hassle. Comparing business finance made easy. - USPs - help get the funding you need during these difficult times.
Government extends eviction ban (courtesy of London Councils)
The government announced on Friday that it would be extending its ban on evictions - due to end on Sunday 23 August - by another four weeks until 20 September 2020.

Last week, London Councils Executive Member for Housing Cllr Darren Rodwell had warned that the imminent end of the government’s eviction ban would lead to an "avalanche of evictions and add to the acute pressures on the capital’s homelessness services."

In a late change of course, the MHCLG said on Friday that it would extend the deadline and that the government intends to give tenants greater protection from eviction over the winter by requiring landlords to provide tenants with 6 months’ notice, other than in serious cases such as anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse perpetrators, until at least the end of March.
Customer Logging toolkit: (courtesy of Cabinet Office)

If you are a business or organisation which has been advised to collect customer, staff and visitor details a customer logging toolkit is now available at: https://bit.ly/31rGfs8
Learn how to promote your own business with Learn Hounslow

Do you want to learn how to promote your own business? Try a new course with Hounslow Adult and Community Education! 

Browse the latest courses where participants come away with a qualification:  
Digital Promotion for Business Level 2 Certificate (Starts 14th January 2021)
Digital Promotion for Business Level 2 Award (Starts 24th September 2020)

Enrol now to avoid disappointment! Initial Assessment required.

For more information visit www.hace.ac.uk
Good News:
Please click here for their latest newsletter from Chamber member, Uspire – I guarantee an uplifting read, and many fascinating webinars – Boostcasts. Topics range from Decision Making in a Crisis to Office Culture in the New Normal. I have just started watching the former and have made a mental note to return to it as it is so thought provoking.
 
Uspire energises your people to transform your business.  Your first step is easy – give Uspire one hour of your time, so they can learn more about your specific needs.
Love your local arches campaign to support small businesses (courtesy of Hounslow Council)

We have celebratory days for most things – and now there is one for arches. No, not your feet!
The public is being encouraged to use their local arch businesses in August as part of a #loveyourlocalarches campaign to help those small businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The campaign will run throughout August, culminating in an Arch Day on 29 August 2020. It aims to increase the visibility of railway arch businesses within their communities and increase footfall to help thousands of small companies to recover from the pandemic and its impacts. Read more here
Start Up Loans (courtesy of Cabinet Office)

The British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans (SUL) programme today announces it has issued its 75,000th loan, marking more than £623 million invested in small businesses since its launch in 2012. Start Up Loans saw a significant rise in loans issued since the start of the pandemic in the UK, with July 2020 a record month for drawdowns since 2014. The SUL programme has lent money and provided mentoring support to aspiring business owners in every region of the United Kingdom. More information is available at: https://bit.ly/34ws475
Please see our latest business magazine – Let’s Talk Business. Hard copies will be in the post to all Chamber members. The next issue will be October, if you have any interesting stories/contracts won, please let us know.

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