Category Archives: Trade

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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H&F Business Awards winners announced

The best businesses in Hammersmith & Fulham were honoured at the H&F Brilliant Business Awards, with some voted for by residents, while others were chosen by judges, in the borough’s biggest event of the year for local businesses. “Congratulations to … Continue reading

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Royal Visit to White City Place

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Troubadour Theatre at White City Place to attend an event with Shout, a mental health charity, which sought to bring attention to the damage social media can cause to young people. The … Continue reading

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Light Festival for Wembley Park

Wembley Park is to launch its first-ever immersive “Winterfest” light festival on Wednesday 20th November, 2019. The free winter festival will see the neighbourhood transformed into an immersive winter playground, through a trail of specially commissioned, site-responsive and touring light … Continue reading

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Bad Axe head for Wembley

Bad Axe, the world’s biggest urban axe throwing club, are about to open at Boxpark in Wembley. They have taken a 2700 sq ft unit in the Wembley leisure destination, which should open during November 2019. Bad Axe aim to … Continue reading

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Brompton dock for Copley Close

Brompton Bicycle have launched their latest Brompton Dock – a local bike hire facility – as part of Ealing Council’s Copley Close regeneration. Copley Close is a development that combines homes for council rent, private sale, discounted market rent and … Continue reading

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‘Boring’ retail is dead, but innovative experiences are reviving West London’s Town Centres

West London’s town centres are leading the way in grasping opportunities presented by the ‘new millennials’ spending power through restoring themselves as innovative community centres. That was the message of the Town Centres in a Changing World debate at the … Continue reading

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Capital West London publishes Creative Manifesto

Capital West London, the groundbreaking inward investment and trade promotion programme commissioned by the West London Alliance, has published a manifesto  for the Creative Industries in West London, aimed at cementing the sub-region’s place as the best location for a … Continue reading

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West London needs world-class digital infrastructure

West London’s creative industries needs world-class digital infrastructure to meet the challenges of the future. Niall Bolger, chief executive of Hounslow Council, spoke about a vision for growth being launched in a white paper coinciding with the Capital West London … Continue reading

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Hammersmith to welcome young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs are to be offered office space in Hammersmith to help them start up in business from next year. Olly Olsen, founder and chief executive of The Office Group, revealed his intention to support the provide heavily subsidised space … Continue reading

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Helping the next generation of entrepreneurs to flourish

A fascinating debate on what makes an entrepreneur and how they can flourish in West London formed part of the Capital West London Growth Summit at the Lyric Theatre. Olly Olsen and Wayne Hemingway, two of the UK’s foremost entrepreneurs, … Continue reading

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Government funding of £8.6m awarded for prestigious West London Institute of Technology

Funding of £8.6m has now been approved for the new West London Institute of Technology  – one of just 12 to be licenced nationally to create a better qualified workforce in industries built on higher technical skills. West London IoT … Continue reading

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WLB Autumn Property Lunch 2019

The West London Business Property Lunch is holding its next event on November 15, with the theme “What is the public sector’s ambition for housing in West London and how does the private sector respond?” It will be on Friday … Continue reading

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DMGT looks at Hammersmith

The publisher of the Daily Mail is reported to be looking at a move from Kensington to Hammersmith. DMGT have been in Northcliffe House, off Kensington High Street for decade, but, reports the UK Press Gazette, are considering a move … Continue reading

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West London – a vision for 2050

The final plenary session at the Capital West London Growth Summit sought to look forwards, to try to discuss what shape the future might take, and how West London could best prepare. Three speakers – Laura Citron, of London & … Continue reading

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Mayor launches digital upgrade

Large areas of London are set to be upgraded from copper cables to full fibre optics using the Tube network and public buildings, thanks to a £10 million investment launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The plans will … Continue reading

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Biodesign Here Now showcases design talent

The second ‘Biodesign Here Now’ festival at the Old Laundry Yard in Shepherds Bush Market from Open Cell featured a fashion show of ‘grown’ bio-friendly outfits that could shape the future of fashion, and a public house bar created from … Continue reading

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Employers and Apprentices honoured at Uxbridge College awards night

Standout employers and Apprentices were honoured with awards from multi-award winning entrepreneur and author Junior Ogunyemi. Apprentice employers, apprentices, and businesses providing work experience placements joined students from other vocational and academic qualifications offered by the college at The Beck … Continue reading

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The Communications Store move to White City Place

Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo announce that The Communications Store, a strategic brand development and communications company, will be moving its Head Office to White City Place, a one million square foot business district in Central London. Moving from their … Continue reading

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Southall Waterside apprentice scoops industry award one year on from Academy opening

The work of Kian Cleere was celebrated at the Berkeley Group Apprentice Awards on 17 October when he was crowned Best Plumbing Apprentice.  Kian, 20, works at Southall Waterside for H2O, which also won an accolade for Best Subcontractor working … Continue reading

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