The work of the Chamber in the local community
Role as lobbyists
Over many years the Chamber has been proactively involved in local planning issues such as the expansion of Heathrow, Hillingdon House Farm, Warners, St Andrew’s Park at RAF Uxbridge, the Nestles site in Hayes, Uxbridge Shopping Centre, West London Film Studios, and Guild Living.
The Chamber is also a member of the Local Strategic Partnership which is made up of key partners in the Borough including Heathrow, Brunel University London, Uxbridge College (HCUC), the Metropolitan Police and Hillingdon Council and has good working relationships with other London Chambers.and therefore voices business issues to the Council and learns from other key partners which can, in turn, support local businesses.
Supporting local community initiatives
Support is given to Brunel and HCUC not only with regard to their learners but in relation to programmes which support local micro business and SMEs. HCC has also provided work experience and projects for students.
HCC Committee members volunteer for judging panels for both business and young enterprise awards and regularly judge the WLB Awards.
The Chamber has continued to support and advise businesses throughout the COVID 19 emergency: signposting help and assistance and lobbying on behalf of our members to make sure the voice of Hillingdon business is heard.
Networking & Our Partners
HCC works with many partners within Hillingdon such as Heathrow Airport, London Borough of Hillingdon, Brunel University London, HCUC, Moore Kingston Smith, Ward Williams, Metro Bank and The Clubhouse at Uxbridge Business Park by providing regular networking opportunities for businesses and seminars/training. These events have a learning and or local enterprise speakers from which members can benefit. Some of these Partners have representatives on the Chambers’ governing committee.
The Chamber provides many other networking opportunities including MPs breakfasts, the annual Mayor’s receptions, cybercrime with the Metropolitan Police, Summer Chamber Networking BBQ, tours and networking at West London Film Studios, and the Global Academy to name but a few and HCC has been involved with the annual Heathrow Business Summit since it’s inception in 1995.
We work in partnership with local businesses from the smallest sole trader to the largest multinational, to provide access to a wide variety of informative networking events and seminars of interest to the business community and during last year were involved with approximately 90 events. We offer Business advice and support and access to a range of training opportunities and aim to keep our members informed of key local planning and inward investment programmes.
We also have a members offers page on this website which we hope will help our members to showcase their business and to obtain new business opportunities through our network of members.
HCC is committed to ensuring that the local community thrives by giving local companies the tools to both set up and expand in the growing local economy. By becoming a member of this growing Chamber we will help your business achieve its full potential.