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The Workary

Posted on 4th March 2016 in General news

CCS Libraries are working in partnership with Wimbletech to offer co-working spaces for business start-ups in libraries. Hanwell and Northolt libraries both have spaces. To find out more visit  

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Posted on 26th June 2014 in General news

The Complete Business Reference Adviser COBRA is a comprehensive and continually updated online encyclopaedia and reference resource for anyone looking to start a business, write a business or marketing plan, or conduct research into a new market. Relentlessly updated, COBRA provides critical business facts, compliance and trading details covering hundreds of the most common small business trades, sectors and professions. ...

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Richmond Expo

Posted on 14th May 2014 in General news

SW London’s largest local business show The 6th annual Richmond Expo takes place on Friday 6th June 2014 at Twickenham Stadium. With 80 exhibitors and 800+ visitors expected, it’s a must-attend event for anyone in business – plus locals are invited too! For more information visit  

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Libraries mean business

Posted on 16th April 2014 in

Acton Library will open to the public on the 19th April following a major transformation. The town’s library has relocated to the Everyone Active Centre, into the revamped old Assembly Hall on the first floor and is called Acton Town Hall Library. Run by Carillion for the council, it offers users a 21st Century experience, with free computers,...

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An Xciting job fair with a difference

Posted on 16th April 2014 in General news

Jobseekers can now attend workshops and CV surgeries at Harrow Council’s Xcite Employment and Training Fair on April 28. Come along if you’re looking for a new job, or simply want to learn or brush up on skills. Workshops range from business start ups, course information, money management and universal credit. These along with the CV surgeries...

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Library Press – Harrow and Hounslow Libraries

Posted on 15th April 2014 in General news, Starting a business

The library press is a project involving Harrow and Hounslow libraries and is focussed on supporting people on their journey from a blank page and a first flash – or even just a little spark – of inspiration through to a finished publication. Whether it’s a simple, handmade book for family and friends or a digital masterpiece destined...

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Budget 2014: UK firms get tax relief and export boost

Posted on 2nd April 2014 in

Help for firms to encourage investment and exports are among the measures for business announced by the chancellor. The annual 100% tax allowance for investment has been doubled to £500,000 and will run to the end of 2015. The amount of government credit available to support overseas sales has also been doubled, to £3bn, and the rate charged on that credit...

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Carillion to play leading role in developing new apprenticeship standards

Posted on 25th March 2014 in Starting a business

Leading integrated support services company Carillion has been named by the government as one the lead organisations in creating new standards for construction apprenticeships. The government today announced that construction will be one of eight new sectors in its 'Trailblazer' programme, designed to put employers at the heart of developing apprenticeship programmes. Carillion Construction will be leading the development...

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Business Den winner crowned in front of crowds

Posted on 25th March 2014 in General news

More than 130 business representatives packed into the council chamber to watch Harrow Council’s first ever Business Den competition. Four Harrow companies competed in Wednesday’s contest ranging from a teacher couple setting up a language school to an airline employee selling 1950s nostalgia tights. They pitched their ideas to a panel of experts, made up of Natwest...

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London Business Portal - The London Business Portal brings together the resourses of three London library authorities, and those of our partners, together in one place. The London Business Portal has been created by Cultural Community Solutions who operate libraries across Ealing, Harrow and Hounslow and has been developed as part of the Enterprising Libraries initiative. Enterprising Libraries is a joint initiative between the Arts Council, the British Library and Department of Communities and Local Government which encourages the use of library spaces and resources to stimulate economic growth.

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