More than 80 businesses from across Hounslow showcased their trade at the Hounslow Festival of Business.
The event, at the London Hilton Syon Park, Park Road, Brentford, also attracted around 300 visitors who came to see and network with a mix of small and large local businesses from the borough.
Starting with a VIP business breakfast, the event also included an exhibition, business advice clinics, speed networking sessions and workshops which proved very popular.
Hounslow Council supported the event in partnership with Hounslow Chamber of Commerce with the aim of promoting the vitality of local small and larger businesses in Hounslow and west London.
It also gave businesses exhibiting or just visiting, an opportunity to further their credentials by meeting potential new customers, explore possible new partnerships and seek inspiration for new product ranges.
Joining Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council at the event, was Maria Pedro, Deputy Lieutenant for Hounslow [The Queen’s Representative], Ruth Cadbury MP for Brentford and Isleworth and Seema Malhotra MP for Feltham and Heston.
Councillor Ajmer Grewal, Mayor of Hounslow also attended, along with Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council and Stephen Fry, Chief Executive for Hounslow Chamber of Commerce.
Speeches were made to the audience by Cllr Curran, Seema Malhotra MP, Mr Fry and Peter Lerner, Interim Director of Economy and Environment for Hounslow Council.
Councillor Curran said: “It was a great event and a pleasure to see so many of our local businesses attend.
“ Through the great partnership we have with the Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, we want to ensure all our local businesses have the support and the opportunities they need in order to be successful.
“They are at the hub of our community in the borough, providing an important service and employment of many local people. A thriving business community leads to a thriving borough.”