EU - End of Transition Readiness
Webinar - 8th December 2020 from 3:00 pm - 4:30pm

In two hours time!

If you have missed our webinars, you can watch them now: https://hounslowchamber.org.uk/10015
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
Local restriction tiers: what businesses need to know
Tier 2: High alert - Some reminders

  • you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs
  • pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals
  • hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to:
  • provide table service only, in premises which sell alcohol
  • close between 11pm and 5am (hospitality venues in airports, ports, transport services and motorway service areas are exempt)
  • stop taking orders after 10pm
  • hospitality businesses and venues selling food and drink for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • early closure (11pm) applies to casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls. Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can stay open beyond 11pm in order to conclude performances that start before 10pm
  • public attendance at outdoor and indoor events (performances and shows) is permitted, limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors
  • public attendance at spectator sport and business events can resume inside and outside, subject to social contact rules and limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors
  • places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there, unless a legal exemption applies
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events such as wakes or stonesettings.
  • organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue
  • organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing
  • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible.

Complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Survey

We want to know your view on receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and what information you would need to make an informed decision. Have your say, so we can help NHS services understand what matters most to you.

Healthwatch Hillingdon are working in partnership with North West London Collaboration of CCGs to run this survey for all North West London residents.

After taking the survey please share it with your family and friends who also live in Hounslow.

Government Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme

Use HMRC’s digital assistant to find more information about the coronavirus support schemes.

Social Media Advertising for SMEs: Webinar by London Business Hub - 10th December

Join the London Business Hub to learn the fundamentals of social media advertising and how it can be beneficial for growing your small business. Our expert will walk you through everything you need to know; from starting your ad campaign, setting up a social media ad, building your audience and what to look out for when evaluating your campaign effectiveness. 

What will you learn? 
  • Learn what Social Media advertising is and how it helps small businesses
  • Uncover the benefits of Social Media advertising
  • Discover how to build audiences
  • Learn about the Facebook pixel and how to effectively use it 
  • Gain insights on putting together a Facebook advertising plan
  • Find out how to do a competitor analysis
  • Explore how to construct creative ads
  • Learn the key metrics to measure and monitor your ads

Date: Thursday 10th December 2020
Time: 09:30-16:30

Q&A with The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister of State for Trade Policy

Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce is delighted to invite you to join them at their free Q&A Online event with The Rt Hon Greg Hands, MP for Chelsea & Fulham and the Minister of State for Trade Policy in the Department for International Trade.

Take your opportunity to ask questions about post Brexit trade and international development and which trade deal will be signed next.

Thursday 10th December at 1:00pm
This event is free for KCCC Members and Non Members.
With the coronavirus pandemic changing all of our day to day routines, it is understandable that the threat from terrorism isn’t necessarily front of mind for everyone across the country. But the threat of terrorism sadly has not gone away. Given national and regional restrictions, there may be a different look and feel to city centres and public locations over the winter season, compared to previous years.

However, the recent terror attacks in Europe and the change in the UK’s terrorism threat level on 3 November 2020 to SEVERE are reminders of how important it is for everyone to stay vigilant. Although not based on a specific threat, the change in threat level means it is highly likely that a terrorist attack could happen in the UK.

As both the Home Secretary and Assistant Commissioner, UK Head of Counter Terrorism Policing have underlined, the change in the threat level is a precautionary measure following the recent tragic events in France and Austria. To support operational activity, Counter Terrorism Policing (“CTP”) is urging the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity in its new Winter Vigilance campaign. And we need the support of business too.
Giving Tuesday

We are delighted to announce that today, on Giving Tuesday, we are launching Ealing & Hounslow Giving. Ealing & Hounslow Giving is a new platform for bringing together residents, businesses and community groups who have a shared interest in improving the place where they live and work.

Local businesses have an important role in supporting our local communities and so we will be using this new website to help build a strong partnership between our corporate sector and the areas of each borough where they operate. On the new website you will find a wish-list where local businesses (and residents) can provide practical help to meet the needs of local communities. Whether you can offer training, space, equipment or volunteer time, financial support or donations – everyone in each borough can make a difference to our communities and our neighbours, which is needed now more than ever during the challenging winter months ahead and in response to Covid 19.

You can find the new website, wish lists and Twitter accounts here:


If you would like to learn more, or have ideas about how you could help make a positive difference to your neighbours, and to your communit, please get in touch with Carolyn for a chat:

Phone: 07915 310179
Feed Them All

Nathan Hartley is a volunteer at a Feltham based charity ‘Feed Them All’. They distribute 2,500 meals a month FREE to people living in Hounslow.

I've told friends and family I don't want anything for Christmas as I'm still fortunate enough to be in work, and I still have a roof over my head - many don't!

It's because of this that I’ve set up this JustGiving appeal for the charity.

The baseline cost of each meal is just £1. For every £1 the charity receives, another person is fed!

Please help me raise enough money to feed 1,000 people this Christmas time!

Good News:
Last week three of us spent all day filling the goodie bags for the Business Awards on 9th December. Have now delivering them across west London to our Executive ticket holders.

We are so looking forward to seeing you there tomorrow!
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