Alumni Success Story

Alex Melia  – Swoosh English


Swoosh English was founded by Alex Melia due to popular demand from Primary School students based in Hong Kong, who wanted to start a different, fun and more exciting approach to learning English. Alex is a CELTA qualified teacher and spent over 3 years working as an English teacher in Hong Kong. He worked at a primary school in Shatin and then started his own Summer teaching programme over 3 consecutive Summers, where he taught over 200 satisfied students. Swoosh English has been experimenting and implementing new strategies to learning English, which more successfully meet the needs of education today. The focus is on embracing technology to meet the needs of the modern learner, coupled with the importance of bringing your children into contact with native English teachers who can help them achieve their goals. After refining our approach, we feel we have got the perfect method, and we are very excited to bring this method to Hong Kong primary school children, just like yours.



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New EU VAT rules threaten to kill UK micro firms


The EU’s new VAT MOSS rule, which is due to come into force on January 1, will create a #VATMESS and strangle innovation, say the UK’s small business owners.

Small businesses trading online are up in arms about a new EU regulation, which states that from 1 January 2015, VAT on digital products will be chargeable in the place of purchase rather than place of supply in the EU. To read more click here.

If you would like to campaign against this click here

NuBlue E-Commerce For Growth Workshop

If you’ve been selling on-line for a while and are looking to invest significantly into your ecommerce strategy, you need to know what you’re doing. This is a no-commitment workshop, teaching you the ins and outs of the serious ecommerce world, delivered by people who live and breathe e-commerce every day.

This workshop, which will be delivered by NuBlue, will start by exploring the strategic side of ecommerce, planning priorities and the important aspects for building your on-line store. In the second half, we will look at cart optimisation, up and cross selling, analytics and much more.

Who should attend?

Existing ecommerce businesses who are looking to grow their online platform and/or make more of what they already have

Retailers with significant ambition to exploit the online channel to grow their business

This workshop is aimed at established online businesses only.

FREE to Chamber Members. Tea and coffee provided.

If you wish to register please book here by Thursday 13th February . Places are very limited to 1 per company.

Members Price: £0 +VAT Associate Members Price: £0 +VAT Non Members Price: £0 +VAT