“Great content as always” - Tony Ryan, Branduin Business Support
Webinars - all are free, run for 60 minutes:
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 - 10:00am

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
As schools return in September, buses, as the most common transport mode for schoolchildren, are likely to see the biggest increase in demand. 
To help manage this we are introducing changes to buses during term time on weekdays from 07:30-09:30 and 14:30-16:30 that will help with safe travel:

  • dedicating a number of existing buses for school travel only on routes with a frequent service that are likely to be the busiest. These buses will have clear signs to differentiate them from regular bus services and information will be posted at bus stops and online
  • adding over 200 extra dedicated School Service buses on some of the busiest routes with less frequent services. This includes adding buses to existing school bus services. These measures have been prioritised for routes on which students travel longer distances

Plan and allow more time for your journeys, if you are travelling by bus during school travel times as you may have to wait longer. Please travel off peak where possible and wear a face covering for the duration of your journey.
Got coronavirus symptoms? Get tested now
To control the spread of coronavirus and reduce the risk of a local lockdown, it’s vital people get tested if they think they have symptoms

There are a range of local testing options available to you, including a mobile testing site with a mixture of walk-in and drive-through appointments available on Saturday 29 August at the private car park on Hanworth Road, TW3 3TY. For more information, please click here.

NHS Test and Trace is an essential part of the Government’s response to stopping the spread of coronavirus and to save lives. Get tested and do your bit to protect your friends and family. 

Virus isolation period extended from seven to 10 days
You must now self-isolate for 10 days if you:
  • Have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Receive a positive test result
People in your household should continue to self-isolate for 14 days. For more information visit the NHS website.
Supportive Chamber members, Neelkanth, were invited to participate in this year’s Parliamentary review under the “Financial Services” section and are pleased to be recognised as a leading player in the safe deposit industry.  Please see the link:

Supporting local businesses to be Covid-19 Secure
Hounslow Council, working in partnership with Safer Business Hounslow and Hounslow Chamber of Commerce have introduced new business support advisors to help ensure that businesses are 'Covid-19 Secure' as part of the #ShopSafeShopLocal campaign. The campaign is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund to support the safe reopening of high streets and other commercial areas in England.  

If you are a business owner and would like to get in touch for more information or advice contact the Safer Business advisers to schedule an appointment, email info@saferbusinesshounslow.co.uk or call 07944 373 605.

Good News:
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