Category Archives: Trade

London is no.2 in KPMG tech league

The 2020 Technology Innovation Hubs report includes perspectives from KPMG’s latest global Technology Industry Innovation Survey, now in its eighth year. More than 800 global technology industry leaders ranked the cities and countries that are leading innovation centers. The publication … Continue reading

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London Growth Hub roadshow visits Hammersmith

A new decade means change for every small and growing business. It means new opportunities as technologies emerge, markets develop, consumer tastes change and business needs evolve. It’s a time when every small business needs to ask itself: are we … Continue reading

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Wrapology crowned West London Company of the Year

On Friday 7 February 2020, over 500 guests from across West London descended upon Twickenham Stadium to celebrate business excellence at The West London Business Awards 2020. Finalists represented accountants to tech accelerators; mobile payment to packaging – many companies … Continue reading

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Arlington opens Adapt, signs Xerox

Arlington has opened its first flexible workspace under their Adapt brand at Uxbridge Business Park. The business said the move was prompted by its occupiers’ increasing appetite for flexibility. Commercial Director, Daniel Pagella said: “Launching its own flexible workspace brand … Continue reading

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New centre to put West London at heart of zero-carbon revolution

Imperial College London has outlined plans to transform the capital’s global response to climate change through a new collaboration with the Mayor of London, adding significantly to White City’s burgeoning tech and innovation story. Imperial is to establish a world-leading … Continue reading

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L’Oréal moves London HQ to creative business district in White City

L’Oréal UK and Ireland has opted to remain in Hammersmith & Fulham, as it relocates its headquarters to White City. L’Oréal will occupy six floors of the eleven storey building, which is part of the new creative business district White … Continue reading

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Bovis buy Galliford Try housing business

Bovis Homes has acquired the housing business of Uxbridge-based Galliford Try in a major deal for the housebuilding sector. Bovis Homes Group plans to combine Bovis Homes and Galliford Try’s Linden Homes and Partnerships & Regeneration divisions. The latter has … Continue reading

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Brent set to RISE as Borough of Culture 2020

Brent’s year as London’s borough of culture will kick off with an outdoor event in Wembley – RISE – on January 18, 2020. The “outdoor spectacle” will tell the story of Brent through a family-friendly outdoor show, with a local … Continue reading

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Middlesex University lit up by Periodic Table projection for Chemistry Week

An animation featuring a huge Periodic Table was projected onto Middlesex University’s main building in support of Chemistry Week. The eye-catching display, marking International Year of the Periodic Table, appeared across the front of College Building. Staff and students turned … Continue reading

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Business backs West London Institute of Technology

Key business community figures put their support behind West London Institute of Technology at its Preview Launch, which marked early student and partnership successes, and showcased exciting £8.6m plans for its development. Heathrow, Berkeley Group, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, Atkins Global … Continue reading

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Food and drink innovation showcased at university workshop

Food innovators at the University of West London (UWL) have shared their expertise and showcased how they are helping transform new products during a food and beverage workshop. The team from West London Food Innovation Lab (WLFIL) joined Bread and … Continue reading

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Expansion of West London internship programme announced

West London has some of the most successful Supported Internship programmes in the country, with a track record of helping young people with learning disabilities or difficulties into employment. Some 600 people attended the fifth annual Supported Internships Fair organised … Continue reading

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Hounslow and H&F make 2021 Borough of Culture shortlist

Hounslow, and Hammersmith & Fulham, have both been shortlisted by the Mayor of London in its bid to be London Borough of Culture 2021. London Borough of Culture is a programme run by the Mayor of London to promote culture … Continue reading

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UWL scoops Business School of the Year award

The University of West London (UWL) has won Business School of the Year at the THE (Times Higher Education Awards), sometimes referred to as the “Oscars of higher education”. UWL’s Claude Littner Business School won the accolade in recognition of … Continue reading

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Heathrow Business Summit helps SMEs get work at the airport

Hundreds of local, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have kickstarted the process for procuring work with Heathrow’s biggest suppliers, ahead of contracts being released for the airport’s expansion programme. The 23rd flagship Heathrow Business Summit welcomed nearly 300 local SMEs … Continue reading

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Heathrow Academy celebrates 15 years of outstanding apprentices

Celebrating 15 years since opening its doors to the community, the Heathrow Employment and Skills Academy reveals it has supported over 5,800 people into employment since it was formed in 2004, contributing over £13.5 million to training and career development. … Continue reading

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More White City signings

Huckletree and Arbor Education have joined several other new signings for White City Place. Developers Stanhope & Mitsui Fudoshan say this latest flurry of signings at WestWorks provides further evidence of White City Place’s position as a burgeoning tech hub … Continue reading

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West London Business Awards shortlist announced

The judging panel of the West London Business Awards 2020 has announed its shortlist. The Awards, now in their seventh year, recognise the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals across five themes: SME sector leadership, sustainable & responsible business, economic … Continue reading

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Plus X heads for Hayes

The developers of the Old Vinyl Factory, U+I, are to bring a new high-tech innovation hub, targeting entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups to the Hayes redevelopment of the former EMI factory. Plus X will launch its first innovation hub at the … Continue reading

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Heathrow posts busiest November

Heathrow has recorded its busiest ever November with over 6.2 million passengers traveling through the airport, ahead of reuniting even more family and friends for the festive period. Passengers heading to the US to celebrate Thanksgiving helped push up traffic … Continue reading

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