Coronavirus (COVID-19) business advice
Our Economic Development team remains fully available and will continue to work with all local businesses. We're here to support the business and wider community and can be reached via telephone and email as usual. See our full contact details.
How we can help
We're acutely aware of the difficulties many businesses are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 virus situation and are more than happy to help in any way we can.
Below are some questions to ask yourself:
- Can you provide your product/service online?
- Can you diversify and develop new products and services?
- Are there ways to streamline your business and its activities?
- Are you getting the best profit margins from your activities?
- Are you communicating to your customers effectively?
We can provide you with free guidance, advice and help with business continuity planning - or even to just lend an impartial ear.
All business meetings can be conducted remotely, your advisor will discuss the options available with you.
We're looking at ways we can run training remotely and our workshops page will be updated regularly. This could be an excellent way to spend enforced isolation and we encourage you to take a look.
The Government recently announced a number of ways it will be financially supporting businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak, some of which are to be administered by local authorities. We will try to share all the information as it becomes available.