Traders form a collective voice
New chamber of commerce for town
SHOP and business owners in Eastcote now have a collective voice thanks to the founding of a new chamber of commerce.
Traders along the high street, as well as business owners who work elsewhere in Eastcote, can now join the Chamber, which held its first members’ night at Champers Wine Bar, in Field End Road, on September 25.
Chairman Vince Small said: “The Chamber was set up in June to help put the vibrancy back into the town, attract more shoppers and generally improve the environment.
“There are a number of goals to accomplish, from ensuring that the Christmas celebrations and lights are completed, to the more mundane things like the paving. We welcome suggestions on what we should be doing to improve the town.”
The Mayor of Hillingdon, Catherine Dann, supported the group and the event by presenting those joining up with their membership packs.
“Each of the local councillors from the Cavendish and Eastcote and East Ruislip wards also attended to show their support for the collective voice for the traders in Eastcote, which everyone agreed has been long overdue,” Mr Small said.
The objectives of the Eastcote Chamber of Commerce include giving advice and support to resolve business problems and opportunities for businesses to promote and raise their profile.
It will also offer members subsidised business support by accredited Business Link Providers and free skills audit and training advice from Uxbridge College.