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Investing in Hounslow - Regeneration and Employment

Investing in HounslowBrendon Walsh, Director of Regeneration, Economic Development and Environment. and Heather Cheesbrough, Assistant Director Strategic Planning, Regeneration and Economic Development invite you on behalf of LB Hounslow to a special event on Monday 10th February 2014 from 5.30-8.00pm at the Hounslow Civic Centre to discuss investing in Hounslow.

We are looking at strong economic growth levels in Hounslow with unprecedented levels of development and investment. In order for the borough to capture this growth for the benefit of its residents, the Council is taking a lead role in coordinating regeneration, economic development, skills, training and planning.

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Use a Cargo Bike for your Business

Brentford Bikes is an initiative to promote the use of cargo bikes in Brentford and this summer we have three bikes available (provided by The National Cycling Charity) to be used by anyone in Brentford for FREE!

These bikes are perfect for transporting goods and can be a great way to start a new or expand your business.

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Cultivate London Fundraising Dinner


Benefitting Cultivate London's youth horticultural training program

Thursday, 11th April, 2013
Silent auction opens at 6:30pm, dinner at 7pm    

Where: London’s Living Room,
City Hall, London, SE1 2AA                 

Dinner by celebrity chef Oliver Rowe, featuring Cultivate London produce
Key Note Speaker
Live auction by Tom Keane of Chiswick Auctions
Live Entertainment by the fabulous Fitzroy Six

Tickets £50

For tickets and information please contact Adrienne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0780 565 8934

Have your say on the council's budget

Local businesses are being invited to have their say on the council's budget for 2013/14.

Businessmen and women from across the borough will be taking part in a free business fair and breakfast to help shape the council's budget next year.

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Brentford Civic Carol Service

On behalf of the parish of Brentford, Jennifer Corbin has sent us an invitation to the Brentford Civic Carol Service.

Members, friends and families of Brentford Chamber of Commerce are invited  on Tuesday 11 December, 7.30pm at St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, Brentford.

The Carol Service will be attended by the Mayor of Hounslow, local Councillors and other members of our community.

Mince Pies and wine will be served after the service.

We do hope you will be able to join us in making this a truly community event.

Jobs Fair at West Thames College

Local MP Mary Macleod has announced that she will be hosting a Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair in March to help get young people into work. The Jobs Fair, which will take place at West Thames College on 30th March, will give the opportunity for young people to meet with local employers as well as acquiring vital skills. Mary commented, "We have been working closely with JobsCentrePlus and local employers such as BAA to create a range of activities and workshops that will genuinely help young people looking for work. There will be seminars on CV writing, interviewing, skills, apprenticeships and starting your own business, as well as lots of opportunities to meet with potential employers.

Mary added, "Unemployment is one of the biggest issues of concern for local residents and it is vital that we do everything that we can to support local businesses and create jobs. The rate of unemployment locally is much lower than the London average; however we still have youth unemployment. We are really fortunate to have some amazing businesses in the area and I hope that this event forms a vital stepping stone to employment for many local young people."

The announcement comes as the Office of National Statistics release figures showing that Brentford and Isleworth has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in London. Mary commented, "It would be wrong to suggest that unemployment is not a problem locally, but these figures show that we are going in the right direction. Unemployment has a devastating impact on people of all ages however it is important that everything is done to make sure that young people are put on the right path as early as possible.

If you would like to take part please contact Mary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7219 7013.


Building bonds with Hounslow Council over breakfast

Hounslow Council is giving local businesses the chance to share their views on its budget for the next financial year.

The council is holding two separate business breakfast meetings, where local businesses can hear from senior councillors and officers:

  1. 13th January 2012: The Holiday Inn, Commerce Road, Brentford, TW8 8GA
  2. 20th January 2011: Lampton Park Conference Centre, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN

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Jelly Week at the Docking Station

Commencing on Monday 16th January, 108 HIGH ST will be taking part in the worldwide initiative known as Jelly Week.

evdockingstation003A ‘Jelly’ is an informal co-working event where a group of independent workers can gather anywhere to work together. Jellies require no membership, cost nothing, and take place in a variety of locations. Find out more at the official Jelly Week 2012 website.

Here at 108 HIGH ST we will be putting on a number of free to attend events to inspire and promote the benefits of co-working. A taste of the events you can expect includes seeds of growth where you can plant your own seed of inspiration over roundtable discussion; discover the benefits of QR coding to reduce customer barriers; or enjoy a creative brainstorming session to the serene sounds of Brentford based musical artist Andrea Black.

If this gets your creative juices flowing and you want to be a part of these exciting events,check out the Jelly Week schedule below. Spread the word and be a part of Jelly Week 2012!

10am12noon: Monday 16 January 2012
Seeds of Growth
Highly focused roundtable discussion on how to grow your business. Come join the discussion and network with fellow home workers and freelancers. At the end of the session, you will be given the opportunity to pot your own plant to take away, thus planting the seeds in more ways than one! Facilitated by Hounslow for Business in association with Cultivate London.

6pm: Tuesday 17 January 2012
Open House with Brentford Chamber
A free to attend evening where you can network with local businesses and chamber members. A great opportunity to connect and discuss ideas over wine and nibbles.

10am - 12noon: Wednesday 18 January 2012
Discover Quick Response (QR) codes
The next innovation of customer access to the web, QR codes, can provide a new avenue for your business. Discover their practical uses in this free to attend, interactive and informative workshop! Every attendee will get to take away their website QR code and be featured in QR code format on our Brentford business “wall of fame”.

Thursday 19 January 2012

Beanbags, Brainstorming & Black
Calling all creatives! Enjoy a creative space to share your business ideas in a chilled and inspiring place to work. Taking place in the Docking Station lounge, there will be no chairs or tables – only beanbags, flipcharts and the soothing acoustic sounds of local
musician Andrea Black.

10am-11am: Friday 20 January 2012
Coffee & Custard Creams
Wind down your working week with a well deserved dose of Coffee & Custard Creams provided courtesy of 108 HIGH ST. Feel free to spend the rest of the day trying out our hot desking facilities.

Breakfast Meeting with Mary Macleod MP on Apprenticeships

portcullisMary Macleod MP invites you to a breakfast meeting on Apprenticeships

Tuesday 31st January 2012 09:00-11:00am

I would like to cordially invite business leaders to a breakfast conference where you can learn about the benefits and procedures for taking on apprentices. I will host the event with contributions from the National Apprenticeship Service, and employers that have succeeded in integrating apprenticeships into their businesses.


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Special Events on Market Place


Spring Market now postponed

Friday 9 (12-10pm) and Saturday 10 (10am-10pm) March

All with live music from London College of Music and Helen Martin Productions



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