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DOING BUSINESS 49 West London West London Business Chamber of Commerce West London Business Chamber of Commerce acts as a voice for the individual views of West London’s business community to tackle the issues that impact on the growth and success of West London ‘s businesses. The Chamber also brings new jobs into West London and aims to raise the economic competitiveness of the area. It is said to be the main point of contact in West London for international companies considering re-location and for growing SMEs to find new premises. West London Business West London Centre, 15-21 Staines Road Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 3HR Tel: 020 8607 2500 Website: www.westlondon.com West London Business Network The West London Business Network is an independent networking group which meets every third Thursday of the month at the Drayton Court Hotel in West Ealing, west London. Meetings are said to be friendly and informative with regular speakers delivering their experience and advice. Tel: 08700 270807 Website: www.wlbn.org Harrow in Business Harrow in Business is Harrow’s local Enterprise Agency. Operating since 1983, it provides advice, information and support to people considering: self-employment, setting up in business, or growing their existing business. Services are mainly focused in Harrow, however similar services are provided across many parts of West London and training programmes are open to all. Harrow in Business Enterprise House, 297 Pinner Road, Harrow HA1 4HS Tel: 020 8427 6188 Website: www.harrowinbusiness.com Business Enterprise Centre The Business Enterprise Centre provides start-up and existing businesses based in and around the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham with relevant information about initiatives, support organisations and key business news. The aim of the BEC is to create a top class quality resource which acts as a focus for local businesses and contributes to improving their competitiveness. Business Enterprise Centre TEK House, 11- 13 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8TB Tel: 020 8746 0355 Website: www.bectek.co.uk Hounslow for Business Hounslow for Business offers free advice sessions for both existing small businesses and start-ups including help with business plans, marketing and networking strategies, and advice on tax and employment. Hounslow for Business is a registered company, which is fully owned by the Hounslow Chamber of Commerce. It works with the borough council and other agencies to provide business-related Government information and information about support services. Tel: 0845 330 9105 Website: www.hounslowforbusiness.info . Brent Business Venture Brent Business Venture (BBV) is a business support agency, working mainly in North West London, which aims to inspire business success and support new and growing businesses. BBV provides free and impartial confidential business advice and support. Appointments are preferred and can be made in advance by phone, fax or e-mail. BBV is a not-for-profit social enterprise and last year it was brought under the umbrella of Park Royal Partnership. Brent Business Venture Monarch House, Victoria Road London, W3 6UR Tel: 0203 110 2380 E-mail: info@bbv.co.uk Website: www.bbv.co.uk North West London Chamber “The main role of the North West London Chamber is to help people to be more successful in their business or organisation,” the Chamber says. It does this by helping business persons to network, gain contacts, customers/suppliers and build their business. It also promotes trade within the membership, is the voice of business in Brent and Harrow and influe nces councils’ thinking and actions on many key issues. North West London Chamber Enterprise House, 297 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA1 4HS Tel: 020 8427 2884 E-mail: info@nwlchamber.org.uk Website: www.nwlchamber.org.uk ISSUE FOUR 2007 engage | uk