New Business Support Programme for Brentford

For local businesses needing a helping hand


Brentford Chamber of Commerce

Hounslow for Business

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Hounslow for Business is pleased to announce the creation of a new business support programme, supported by Brentford Chamber of Commerce, aimed at helping existing businesses based in Hounslow and Brentford*. The new service will run from November 2011 to March 2012.

Outer London FundThe programme which is fully funded by the Mayor of London's Outer London Fund is a comprehensive package of workshops, business reviews and 1 to 1 sessions with various business specialists. Workshops and support covers areas such as; business resilience, boosting your retail sales, waste and energy cost reduction, how to raise finance, how food safety can increase business, and how customer care can grow profits. Free Financial Health Checks and Business Reviews will also be part of the package of free services.

If you are a Hounslow or Brentford based business and would like to register your interest or find out how this new service can help your business, you can call now on 0845 330 9105 or contact us at at or visit the website Hounslow for Business

Workshops for Brentford Businesses*

Managing your employees effectively and in compliance with the law

8th March 2012

A positive employer/employee relationship is always very productive and beneficial for both parties.  However, there are a number of regulations and practices that need to be observed and complied with in order to ensure that the relationship is kept at an optimum level.
What you will learn:

  • How to handle sickness absences and other types of absences

  • What are the minimum legal holiday entitlements per year and how to manage them

  • What are the maximum working hours per week and what to do if these exceed limits on a regular basis

  • How to handle maternity and paternity rights

  • Dealing with underperformers or those that show behavioural problems at work

  • Handling employee complaints

  • Understand the different types of terminations of employment and how to handle them


  • Set a productive and positive working environment

  • Manage your employment relationships with confidence

  • Know when to take action and how to go about it

Booking and location details
Employing people effectively and in compliance with the law – 1st March

  • Location - Civic Centre in Lampton Road in Room 3 on the Ground floor

Managing people effectively and in compliance with the law – 8th March

  • Location - Docking Station, 108 High Street, TW8 8AT

 Bookings for both workshops - 0845 330 9105 or at
Both workshops begin at 6pm and will conclude by 8pm – light refreshments will be available.

About the presenter - Mirtha Medina is a qualified and experienced Human Resources Management specialist.  She has headed HR functions for large organisations, carried out employment tribunal representation and negotiated with trade unions at national level.  She now works with SMEs to support them in the effective management of their employees and ensuring that they comply with employment legislation.

*Eligibility - please note:
The Mayor of London is funding this initiative to help micro businesses based in both Hounslow and Brentford Town Centres. Therefore priority for both the workshops and the individual business and financial reviews is micro businesses based in these town centres. Businesses from other parts of Hounslow Borough, e.g. Feltham, Chiswick, Isleworth, etc can opt to be wait listed for availability.Individual Business, Financial Reviews and follow up 1:1 support - a business*needs to be established for at least 18 months to be applicable for this part of the programme. However, as this programme is designed to help businesses we would like to be flexible so new, high growth businesses will be considered.Workshops - any business* is welcome to attend, irrespective of size and when they started in business.

Location for all workshops: 108, the Docking Station, Brentford, TW8 8AT. The workshop will start at 6pm promptly and finish by 8pm.

Book today on 0845 330 9105 or

February 17, 2012

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