Hounslow small business advertising competition winner unveiled

Hang, an indoor bouldering centre in the Hounslow High Street Quarter has been unveiled as the winner of the Advance for Growth competition

Published: Monday, 28th November 2022

Hang - Advance for Growth winner

The winner of the new Advance for Growth competition, launched by Hounslow Council, JCDecaux and Hounslow Chamber of Commerce in September has been revealed.

The winner, Hang, based in the new Hounslow High Street Quarter development, was unveiled at the annual Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, and have won the amazing opportunity to have their business seen by residents and visitors across the borough.

Hang will receive access to the Council’s and JCDecaux’s Out-of-Home advertising estate for a whole calendar year, as well as tailored business support from the Council and the Chamber. The competition’s runners-up – Hearing Well and CBA Rope Access Ltd– will receive access to business mentoring from the Council and a year’s free subscription to the Hounslow Chamber of Commerce.

Jon Partridge, Managing Director of Hang said:

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us and we are so excited to share our love for climbing with the rest of the borough. Advance for Growth will help supercharge our plans as a business, bringing our brand to people when they are out and about in the borough. We are proud to be born in Hounslow and one of the very first commercial tenants at the prestigious new High Street Quarter development.

“Climbing is a fantastic way to keep on top of your physical and mental wellbeing. We have a range of options available whether you are an experienced climber or total beginner, every is welcome. 

“We know times are tough at the moment, so we are proud to offer a wide range of discounts to help as many local people as possible experience the joys and benefits of hanging around.”

Hang, is a start-up launched by three friends who met and forged a friendship through a mutual love of climbing, opened its doors last year. The state-of-the-art, indoor bouldering centre (a type of climbing without ropes, over a giant crash pad), includes a shop, café, and co-working space to combine a challenging physical workout with a fun, social environment.

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Shantanu Rajawat said:

“We received some fantastic entries from a diverse mix of businesses so picking a winner was very difficult, I want to thank every business that took the time to enter. Our winners Hang have an exciting offer for residents that complements our plans to transform our high streets into places where you don’t just shop, but where you can also spend your leisure time.

“Hounslow is proud of the many businesses that call our borough their home, and the Chamber’s annual business awards provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the invaluable contribution they have made to both Hounslow and London’s economy.”

Chris Collins, CO-CEO JCDecaux UK said:

“We’re delighted to have worked closely with Hounslow Council and Hounslow Chamber of Commerce on this exciting competition. We are thrilled to work alongside Hang to help them use the power of the public screen to take their business to the next level, harnessing Out-of-Home’s ability to build brands, create fame and drive business results.”

Sally Smith, COO, Hounslow Chamber of Commerce said:

“Congratulations to Hang! What an exciting new company, located in Hounslow town centre, bringing such benefits to our youth and bouldering fans. This mixed use is what our High Streets need. 

“We are very much looking forward to working with Hang and are looking forward to seeing their advertisements across the borough, and of course on the front cover of our magazine Let’s Talk Business. We have really enjoyed working with JCDecaux and the Council on Advance for Growth and hope it will continue next year”.

Find out more and follow the winner’s journey by visiting www.hounslow.gov.uk/advanceforgrowth.

Visit www.hang.co.uk to find out more and book in your first visit.

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