Hillingdon Council has had a long and positive working relationship with Hillingdon Chamber of Commerce, its member businesses and especially its management committee.
The council aspires to having a robust and successful local economy and as such is committed to supporting the borough’s small business sector. Hillingdon Chamber of Commerce is a key partner in delivering this aspiration.
The chamber’s executive committee is an excellent conduit for small businesses to articulate their needs and concerns to the council. The executive has been a constant source of support in assisting the council in addressing and responding to issues, be they improving the appearance of our local town centres, addressing the need for advice for small businesses or implementing commerce friendly parking scheme.
The council is also committed to attracting new investment to the borough; promoting Hillingdon as ‘connected for business and made for living’ and the Chamber has been a leading partner in promoting and supporting this message.
Partnerships and Business Engagement Manager
Heathrow are proud to be a longstanding member of Hillingdon Chamber of Commerce. By working with the Chamber, and through them connecting with other Hillingdon businesses and organisations, we are better able to deliver on our commitment to help develop skills, create jobs and encourage growth in the Hillingdon area. The Chamber works tirelessly to provide invaluable networking opportunities which we take advantage of, to engage with local businesses of all sizes. We are grateful to the Chamber for working alongside us on the Heathrow Business Summit to offer further opportunities for their members to connect with the airport supply chain, and look forward to seeing our working relationship thrive for years to come in what is going to be an exciting time for the airport and for the West London business community.
Sundeep Sangha, Head of Economic Development
Heathrow Airports Limited
Being a member of the chamber for the last two years has meant that we have made contact with numerous businesses that would have otherwise taken many years to do.
Also, Mike Langan has been very helpful in introducing us to numerous people, and this has resulted in us getting new business from a variety of sources.
Age UK Hillingdon is a charity which works solely in the Borough, providing a wide range of services to help older local people get the most out of later life. Joining the Chamber of Commerce has helped us in many ways. It has presented me with many networking opportunities which have led to both financial donations to the charity as well as many offers of goods in kind and pro bono help. Aside from this type of support, it has also enabled me to promote the work of the charity to a wider audience which has helped to raise awareness of our services which in turn has made a significant difference to the lives of older people in our area. My role at Age UK Hillingdon is as much about driving people to use our services as it is to raise money to fund those services and the Hillingdon Chamber of Commerce has helped and supported me greatly in this. I would heartily recommend membership as you never know what opportunities may present themselves.
Lesley McGinty, Income Generation and Communications
Age UK, Hillingdon
The Hillingdon Chamber of Commerce provides an ideal forum to meet with local minded business people from a variety of organisations. You will get opportunities to listen to interesting speakers and attend a variety of events, all of which can provide a rich seam of networking opportunities, alert you to local business opportunities and foster a sense of community. If you run a business in Hillingdon you need to join, you will always receive a warm welcome and opportunities to showcase your business to others.
Essential Health and Safety
Devonshire Business Centre (Uxbridge) has been a member of the Hillingdon Chamber since start of 2014, we have found it to be an invaluable tool to help us connect with the local business community. The events held by the Chamber are always interesting and diverse and offer excellent value for money. I have been happy to recommend to our in-house clients the benefits of joining the Chamber and would do the same for any business.
Since becoming a member , I have made acquaintances with local business owners who I knew existed, but had never met. I have been able to get to know them and now supporting one another. The committee has been most helpful and supportive in keeping me informed about local events / meetings which would be of interest to me. The time invested has been well worthwhile.
“Being a member of Hillingdon Chamber of Commerce is essential to any business that at its heart considers itself ‘local’ and connected to Hillingdon.”
The chamber gives great opportunities to members to network together as you’d expect from an active chamber, but they also take a lead, encouraging business to be informed about key issues which affect us such as developments at Heathrow and what is happening across West London for Hillingdon businesses.