Upcoming Events

Havering Chamber Monthly Breakfast Meeting

Date: Friday 1st July

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: CEME Campus, Marsh Way, Rainham RM13 8EU

Cost: Free

Hosted by: Havering Chamber & CEME Centre.

About this event

This month the HCCI Networking breakfast will be hosted by CEME Centre.

We recommend to book parking in advance through https://www.britannia-parking.co.uk/book-a-space/step1

Attendance is FREE to all!

Come along, network and make new connections with a wide range of businesses at The CEME Centre.

Guest speaker is Katie Smith from Lower Thames Crossing.

Social Media Training

Mon, 1st August 2022 - 11:45 – 13:45 BST

It's really important for the local business community that we help business leaders learn, develop and grow their business by improving their skills. That's why we're proud to announce the first collaboration between Havering Means Business and the Havering Chamber where they can learn and understand a lot more about social media marketing and positioning and promoting their business.

When we ask our members what they believe they need to learn more about time and time again they tell us 'marketing'....that's why we're running this engaging session with two experts in their field. We're really excited to work together and with Emma and Frances and know that if you decide to come along you're guaranteed to get fantastic value from the day. We look forward to seeing you there...

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Understand which social media platforms are right for your business
  • Create the type of content that speaks to your audience
  • Learn how to measure your results
  • See how social media fits into your wider business objectives

Meet the Buyer Event

Date: Tuesday, 21st June

Time: 8:30am BST

Location: CEME Campus, Marsh Way, Rainham RM13 8EU/strong>

Event for local contractors or suppliers looking to work on local government and public sector contracts. The buyers are looking for local businesses offering products or services in a wide range of professions, including:

✅ Catering
✅ Cleaning services
✅ Tradespeople, repairs and maintenance contractors
✅ Construction and demolition specialists
✅ IT services

Procurement teams from Havering, Barking & Dagenham, and Redbridge Councils, Wates Residential, and the North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) will all be in attendance.

Places are limited so please register.

Rebel Business School

Date: 6th to the 17th June

Time: 10am – 3pm daily (Mon-Fri)

Location: Online - Sign up here: https://therebelschool.com/online-june/

Cost: Free

Hosted by: LBH & The Rebel Business School

The Rebel Business School have partnered with Havering London Borough Council to offer a free live online course to help new business owners to develop their skills & confidence around finding customers online for free, selling, negotiating and staying motivated when things get tough.

The practical and interactive course runs from the 6th to the 17th June between 10am – 3pm daily (Mon-Fri).

Member News

A Week of Free Radio Advertising?

Due to the success of our previous Time 107.5 advertising campaign, which gave members a week of free advertising we have decided to bring this back!

Refer a new member to the Chamber, and you too can record your own advert to be played 3 times a day!

Get in touch today with your referral - enquiries@hcci.org.uk

New City College - Free Courses

New City College are offering free Level 2 qualifications for people over 19 who have lived in the EU for 3 years.

Courses available include:

  • Creating a business Start up
  • Principles of Team Leading
  • Understanding Data Protection and Data Security
  • Principles of Customer Service
  • Understanding Tenant Support in Social Housing
  • Principles of Business Administration
  • Lean Organisation Management Techniques
  • Understanding Retail Operations

Courses are online and range from 4 – 10 weeks.

More information can be found on the college website or email distancelearning@ncclondon.ac.uk

Help Saint Francis Hospice With Amazon

Did you know, if you use Amazon, you can choose to support Saint Francis Hospice through AmazonSmile?

All you need to do is start your shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk and choose Saint Francis Hospice.

A donation of 0.5% of the value of your purchase will be made by Amazon to us - at no extra cost to you.

What an easy way to donate! Start today https://smile.amazon.co.uk/

More information available here: https://www.sfh.org.uk/online-store-donations

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Positive Change Consultancy has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £40,000 for an exciting heritage project, Becontree’s Treasured Memories, in Barking & Dagenham.

Thanks to National Lottery players, the project focuses on documenting the history, stories, and memories of local residents of the Becontree Estate as part of the centenary celebrations in the borough.

Click here to read more...