Business Taskforce - 5th November - 10:00 am for 60 minutes

Panellists include:
  • Cllr Shantanu Rajawat - Cabinet member for finance and corporate services at Hounslow Council
  • Tony Ryan - Branduin Business Support
  • Dawn Edwards - The Real Business Club
  • Nicholas Woolf - Nicholas Woolf Solicitors
  • Helen Roberts - CPGEXP
  • Alan Rides - Hounslow Chamber and West London Local Chambers
  • Shankar Devarashetty - Oasis Accountants

The furlough scheme has come to an end, the JSS is being introduced. Sadly redundancies are being announced. Infection rates are creeping up – there is talk of a national lockdown, it is time the Business Taskforce to return on a regular basis, to answer your questions and concerns. We are here for you!


If you have missed our webinars, you can watch them now: https://hounslowchamber.org.uk/10015
A Message from Kelly O'Neill, Director of Public Health

"COVID-19 positive cases numbers continue to rise in Hounslow, and now stand at around 180 per 100,000 population. It is clearer by the day that we must all step up our efforts to follow the rules and to control the virus.
"It is a particular worry that we are seeing the numbers rising among our more vulnerable, especially the elderly. This half term it is critical that we all stick to the rules. Let's not risk the lives of our loved ones."
 
An exciting new project has been launched to help and support employees in the west London to develop their job-related skills, improve their technical knowledge and build their career prospects.

NLET is proud to offer this new offer for the Hospitality, Retail, Health & Social Care sectors that will enable eligible employees to gain qualifications and knowledge in a flexible and accessible way from basic skills English/Maths to sector based qualifications at Levels 1,2 and 3.

The project is completely FREE to all eligible employees and their employers. Please contact: londonlearning@nletrust.org or 020 8570 7766

Please click here for more details:

Please see pages 13 and 30 of the Chamber magazine Let’s Talk Business, issue 3: https://issuu.com/benham/docs/1772_august_let_s_talk_business_magazine
LHA London launches consultation on plans for the redevelopment of the former Rosemount Hotel
LHA has started a public consultation on proposals for the redevelopment of the former Rosemount Hotel in Hounslow Town Centre. They are sharing the plans in a virtual exhibition ahead of submitting a planning application this Autumn. Given government advice around social distancing and the team’s commitment to community wellbeing, this consultation will not include a public event and will instead take place ‘at-a-distance. The team are using a range of tools, including a project website: www.rosemountconsultation.co.uk.
 
LHA London, formerly The London Hostels Association has acquired the freehold of the former Rosemount Hotel at 61-63 Staines Road in August 2019 which was constructed in the 1960s. LHA has a strong track record of providing good quality, well-managed and affordable temporary living accommodation in London for over 70 years.
 
LHA’s plans are to demolish the existing building and construct a purpose-built development providing affordable living accommodation tailored to meet local needs. The proposals offer a range of internal and external communal spaces for residents to enjoy. There will also be a ground floor café and workspace that will be open to the public.
 
Further details about the proposals can be found on the consultation website at www.rosemountconsultation.co.uk which includes virtual exhibition boards that outline the plans for the redevelopment of the former Rosemount Hotel site and a feedback section where people are able to provide their comments on the proposals. The opportunity to provide feedback is running until Tuesday, 3rd November. The team is keen to hear from local businesses in Hounslow and find out their views on the proposals.
 
To get in touch with the project team you can send an email to rosemount@kandaconsulting.co.uk or call them on 0203 900 3676
View of the proposals looking NW towards Steve Biko Way and Staines Road
Digital Festival:
 
While Glastonbury may have been cancelled this year, Digital Festival Hounslow is here to cure your winter blues through a socially distanced month of packed out festival fun, starting on Monday, 2nd November.
 
Over four weeks the event will feature 40 sessions, with headline appearances from some of the biggest names in the digital world – including Microsoft, Amazon and Google. We’ve planned a diverse range of sessions, covering everything from new technology, enhancing your career and improving your wellbeing.
 
Over the coming weeks we want everyone to get involved – including colleagues, teams and our residents. You can find out more about what’s on offer and how to sign up to the different events below. We’ve also put together a promotional video: https://youtu.be/6TCtWe3mPQI

Click here for more details.
Co-Innovate has been actively supporting SMEs through the Covid-19 pandemic and we continue to do so through their webinars and training programmes
 
Upcoming events below : 
 
1- Event: Brunel for Business and Co-Innovate – Electric Shocks: Realistic Target or Pie in the Sky?
Date: 4th November, 11:00am – 12:00pm
 
2- Event: Strengthening and Growing your business for the future with St. James’s Place Wealth Management Entrepreneur Club
Dates: 16/11/2020 – 08/12/2020, 10:30am – 12:30pm
 
3- Event: Protecting your Business – A Contracts and IP webinar with Brunel Law School and The Legal Direct
Dates: 17th November, 16:00-17:00pm
 
4- Event: Business Pitching session in association with NatWest Business Builder team, Co-Innovate Journeys and Bridging the Gap (BtG)
Date: 20th November, 10:00am – 11:00am
SPSC (UK) Ltd are pleased to announce that they are winners of a Lincolnshire “Tech for Good” gold award which was announced this week.
 
Is your website working as hard as you are?

Whether you need an overhaul or something completely new Kew Digital can help… and until the end of Nov any agreed design or maintenance plan gets an extra 20% off.

Contact Kew Digital on info@kew.digital or 07551 726 166
Please click here for an up date on the Brentford Project.
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