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our first live conference since March 2020!

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Holiday Inn London – Brentford Lock

Thursday 24th June 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm & 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In collaboration with Hounslow Council, this two-part event is to mark the many developments across Hounslow borough and to start our recovery.

Presentations (2:00 pm – 6:00 pm)

The afternoon starts with presentations in two rooms concurrently from major developers and stakeholders in the borough outlining their vision, including Peter Matthew, Executive Director of Housing, Planning & Communities, Hounslow Council (Click here for more details).

New speakers announced:

 

There will also be presentations from the following companies, who will also be taking exhibition/stand space:

 

Entrance is free of charge for pre-registered companies/attendees.

To pre-register, please book below.

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The two parts of the event are separate, but you are able to attend both if you would like. Naturally, there is a cost involved for the drinks.

Drinks Reception (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm)

Post presentation drinks with keynote speakers:

  • Justin Urquhart Stewart: Regionally
  • Cllr Steve Curran: Leader of Hounslow Council
  • Niall Bolger: Chief Executive of London Borough of Hounslow

Ticket price is £15 plus VAT and booking fee for members and £30 plus VAT and booking fee for non members per place.

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We are happy to announce that Justin Urquhart Stewart, from Regionally, famous for appearing on television wearing red braces, will be with us for at the drinks reception at our Regeneration & Recovery Conference.

Justin Urquhart Stewart, the co-founder of 7IM ensured the principle of doing the right thing was always just as important today as it was in the outset. Currently, Justin acts as Chairman to Regionally, a new investment service he co-founded, that redirects investment from London to the UK regions, specifically for scale-up SME’s and global private, non-retail investors. As an enthusiast of financial education and service, he is the champion of providing clients the very best, clearly expressed.

 

Regionally is an innovative new investment platform designed only for professional investors, HNW individuals, and institutions and working only with established SME companies based in the UK regions, looking for between £500,000 and £15,000,000+.

 

Regionally’s platform is centred around key due diligence and efficient reports produced by our Regional Corporate Advisors who ensure that our professional investors can confidently invest. It is a platform that brings together like-minded organisations to collaborate in a private, personalised and thriving space.

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. This is part of the government’s Plan for Jobs and aims to create hundreds and thousands of new, fully funded jobs across England, Scotland and Wales.

 

  • The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements for young people.
  • Through the scheme, you’ll be able to access a large pool of young people with potential, ready for an opportunity. The candidates are aged between 16-24 and are on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
  • Employers from all industries and across the private, public and voluntary sectors can get involved.

 

How to apply if you are an employer?

If you are applying for 30 or more job placements, you can submit your application online. If you are creating fewer than 30 job placements, a Kickstart gateway organisation can act on your behalf and apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant for you.  Hounslow Chamber is applying to be a gateway organisation.  Please contact Sally Smith on sallysmith@hounslowchamber.org.uk

To catch up on any future webinars please visit our youtube channel

Hounslow Chamber – YouTube

 

Business support for our BAME businesses webinar, as part of Black History Month – Click here to watch

Retraction: During our recent BAME webinar, Carol Sam referred to the ‘murder’ of George Floyd.  We wish to point out, at the request of one of our attendees, that the American former police office, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with second degree murder and second degree manslaughter, with the trial taking place some time in 2021.

Back Heathrow – Facebook Live 4/09/20 – Thank you to last week’s guests – Sally and Alan from Hounslow Chamber of Commerce. you can catch-up on their advice for small businesses here.

Building confidence / Health & Wellbeing featuring Safer Business Hounslow, Covid – 19 advice for reopening your business 16/07/20 – https://bit.ly/3hl5QYJ

Webinar Advice from Hounslow Chamber Task Force 14/05/20 – https://bit.ly/3bESovO

Webinar Health and Wellbeing 12/05/20 – https://bit.ly/36aQge2

Webinar Advice from Hounslow Chamber Task Force 07/05/20 – https://bit.ly/3bHWymk

Advice from Hounslow Chamber Task Force 30/04/20 – https://bit.ly/3fZgrsu

Micro business support in these unprecedented times 22/04/20 – https://bit.ly/3bEcWo1

Advice from Hounslow Chamber task force 16/04/20 – https://bit.ly/35wqd0I

Business Advice From Hounslow Chamber Task Force webinar  08/04/20 – https://bit.ly/2W3oyfP

Cash Flow/Finance webinar 06/04/20 – https://bit.ly/2SBwdjc

Launch of Task Force on 31/03/20 – https://bit.ly/35rYiim

 

An amazing discussion with Alan Rides MIEx (Grad), Managing Director, West LONDON Local Chambers, Director Hounslow Chamber and BICC, plus Council British Exporters Association, discussing his experience, and the initiatives the Chamber is undertaking. He also talked about the Chamber’s secret weapon Sally Smith, and said she is a fountain of energy. Lots of value for #smeuk and for businesses abroad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B68aov78sEo&feature=emb_title

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Javier Echave CFO speaking at the Heathrow Summit

For over 20 years, the Heathrow Busines Summits have enabled SME’s to meet face-to-face with Heathrow’s top suppliers- connecting them to new contacts, advice and business oppotunities.