A testimonial from Tony Mulvahil, Director at Planning for the Best:

"These daily emails make it feel like I speak with you every day and I look forward to my daily update from you via the Hounslow Chamber. Your updates capture the latest changes from the government as well as keeping me up to date with local news."
Webinars - all are free, run for 60 minutes:
Clean Air Day - 8th October - 10:00am

Panellists include:
  • Chris Smith, Meld Energy – net zero consultancy and project developer
  • Jack Alexander – Idling Action London
  • Jane Wiest – Parcels not Pollution
  • John Rayment - GWR Kia
  • Matthew Kamau – TfL
  • Cllr Katherine Dunne - Cabinet member for Communities, Climate Change, Hounslow Council


Tesco/Osterley sites proposed plans - 15th October - 10.00 am
St Edward (Berkeley Homes) will be with us to talk about the proposed new developments on the Homebase, Brentford and Tesco, Osterley sites.

More details to follow.


Business support for our BAME businesses, as part of Black History Month - 29th October - 10:00am
Panellists include:
  • Cllr Steve Curran - Leader of Hounslow Council
  • Seema Malhotra - MP for Feltham & Heston
  • Nauzar Manekshaw - Branduin Business Support

More details to follow.


Business Taskforce - 5th November - 10.00 am
Panellists include:
  • 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

More details to follow.


If you have missed our webinars, you can watch them now: https://hounslowchamber.org.uk/10015
Guidance on the Job Support Schemeclick here
The flu vaccination is more important than ever this year, it will help save lives.
 
Flu can be serious and even deadly for older adults, very young children, and people with underlying health conditions. The vaccine is the best protection we have against what can be a serious illness. If you’re in an eligible group – make sure you get vaccinated. Ask your pharmacist or GP today if you’re eligible for a free vaccine
PBIS campaign (courtesy of Cabinet Office)

The Home Office has launched a campaign to ensure businesses are ready for the introduction of the UK's new points-based immigration system.

Please click here for the full details in an accessible format!
What is the Green Homes Grant?

Applications are now open for the Green Homes Grant scheme.

The scheme will give over 600,000 homeowners in England up to £5,000 to pay part of the cost of energy saving measures like insulation (up to £10,000 for those on low incomes).

Homeowners and landlords can check their eligibility and apply for a voucher now.

Tradespeople and businesses must register with TrustMark and register as a Green Homes Grant installer to carry out work under the scheme.
Creative Network Newsletter please click here
Thamesbank is looking for additional board members. If you live or work in the London Boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond, Kingston, Wandsworth and/or the county of Surrey County, please do seriously consider it. The link gives a fairly loose job description of a variety of skills, Mukesh Malhotra (07757 675979) is happy to explain more.
 
It is a voluntary role, but very rewarding by being part of an international organisation with a history going back to the Rochdale Pioneers in the 1840s and the creation of Building societies, Cooperative grocery stores and Credit Unions for savings and loans 
 
News from John Coles and Kew Bridge Travel
 
The travel industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Sadly, at this time, much of the world is still off limits to travellers. Some countries have closed their borders to foreign tourists, others have imposed regulations which impinge upon the travel experience. But many of us are eager to travel, so I think this is the right time to reopen, to offer guidance on international travel regulations and advice on planning your 2021 holiday.
 
Click here for John’s latest newsletter – good luck with the new venture!
Good News:
Artisan Accounts based in East Sheen in South West London will be given a spell in the limelight as part of this year’s Small Biz 100, a national campaign highlighting some of the UK’s most inspiring small businesses

Click here for more details
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