Chamber History

1908

Formation of Hounslow Tradesmens’ Association

1909

Hounslow Tradesmens’ Association reconstituted as Hounslow Chamber of Commerce

1913

Inauguration of Chiswick Chamber of Commerce

1922

Formation of Feltham Tradesmens’ Association

1930

Feltham Tradesmens’ Association reconstituted as Feltham Chamber of Commerce

1973

Feltham Chamber of Commerce merged with Hounslow Chamber to form the Hounslow and District Chamber of Commerce

1975

Chiswick Chamber of Commerce merged with Hounslow and District  Chamber of Commerce

1979

Adoption of the name: The London Borough of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce

1988

The London Borough of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce takes over the Partnership Challenge, which recognises, rewards and supports activities between schools and the local economic community in Hounslow

1993

Formation of the Hounslow Business Lunch Club, now run by Hounslow Chamber

1995

The London Borough of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce is instrumental in the formation of the Hounslow Town Centre Partnership

1995

The London Borough of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, with other local Borough Chambers, form West London Chamber of Commerce, which merges with

2000

West London Inward to form West London Business in 2000

2000

Launch of the ‘Buggy’ Challenge for Primary Schools, and the award of the Wendy Wisbey Cup, in conjunction with the Hounslow Education Business Partnership

2001

Chamber administrator appointed to boost membership

2003

Launch of the website: www.hounslowchamber.org.uk

2004

Introduction of the Malcolm Gibbins Cup in the Partnership Challenge for Primary Schools

2005

Launch of new logo and abbreviation of name to Hounslow Chamber

2006

Formation of the Chiswick Business Lunch Club

2007

Introduction of the Alan Bosson Cup in the Engineering Challenge for secondary schools

2008

Celebration of Hounslow Chamber’s Centenary, Move to business premises at West Thames College

2011

CEO appointed

2012

Hounslow Chamber is incorporated.  Its name is  London Borough of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce Ltd.  The use of the term ‘Chamber of Commerce’, having been approved by the British Chamber of Commerce.

2013

Launch of the Hounslow Business Awards

2014

Sally Smith of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, as a satellite office of Surrey Chambers, is authorised to certify Export documentation

2015

Appointment of Sardar Singh as life President, Appointment of a Chairman of the Board and two additional Vice Presidents

2016

Creative Tech Triangle Ltd , wholly owned by Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, formed to work with the Creative/Tech sector in west London

2017

Launch of Hounslow Festival of Business, a business to business exhibition

2018

CEO, Stephen Fry, appointed as Executive Director of Westmont Enterprise Hub, UWL ensuring closer links between Hounslow Chamber and UWL

2018

The Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy are proud to announce in their Enterprise Awards:

Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, West London Export Club is this year’s winner for the category Support for Exporting.