Businesses across all aspects of the economy are feeling the impact of COVID-19. We want to help. So as the weeks unfold, and more information becomes available, we will be bringing this to you in a number of ways. Each week in a series of blogs we will collate our top resources from local and national sources along with our partners to help you build awareness of support available during the COVID-19 outbreak.
10 steps to take now
Here at the Growth Platform, we have developed 10 actions for businesses to take immediately in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We’ve outlined ways to keep your employees safe, manage self-isolation as well as assess risks.
We want to give you the right tools and advice to help you during this global pandemic, to provide you with the best chance of success.
Click here to see which steps you should take
Growth Platform Helpline
In these challenging circumstances, we understand the need to talk directly to someone to help make sense of the uncertainty. This is why we have our #HereToHelp team, who are on hand to assist businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. Please do get in touch by calling us on 01517051985 and we will do our best to assist.
Local information hubs and helplines have also been set up across the region by Wirral Chamber, St Helen’s Chamber, Knowsley Chamber, Halton Chamber and Sefton Council, Please do get in touch with your local partners.
Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram’s support package
Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region has announced tailored business support for socially trading organisations. The package will see a £65,000 support fund to help those cope with the impact of COVID-19. You can read the full details of the announcement here.
In addition, the Metro Mayor has launched the ‘LCR Cares COVID-19 Community Support Fund’, a crowdfunding campaign to support community and voluntary organisations on the frontline. It is a crucial time to promote unity among local businesses and support them so they can work together to tackle this challenging time head on.
Click here to find out more about the LCR support package
IoD Coronavirus support hub
IoD have developed a Coronavirus support hub, designed to provide businesses with the latest advice, information and resources necessary to support them. The site brings together a community of global directors, giving those businesses leaders the ability to lead their teams clearly and effectively during this time of uncertainty.
With so much misinformation being distributed, it is key for Coronavirus support pages to ensure they have reliable resources. IoD are in direct contact with the government to not only provide their readers with verified information, but to also give the government feedback from local businesses.
Click here to view IoD’s Coronavirus support hub
The CBI Coronavirus Support hub
The CBI is developing a series of webinars on Coronavirus, providing insight and analysis as to how businesses can best navigate the outbreak. The webinars provide visual and engaging advice pieces, which are clearly broken down into specific topics so businesses can easily access the advice they need.
The website also gives users a chance to reach out to their advisors for direct support. It also allows businesses to get in touch regarding what action must be taken which they will feedback to central government to ensure their actions and measures are timely and effective.
Click here to access the CBI’s Coronavirus support hub
Navigating Uncertainty with Form – video series
Form Studio has developed a 4-part video series as to how businesses can best navigate these uncertain times. Their key message is to help businesses Survive, Stabilise and Sustain.
The short, engaging clips include tips as to how business can manage their numbers and cash flow during the crisis, as well as providing ideas for growth beyond the crisis. The videos each come with a free corresponding google sheet, to help businesses take action on the advice given.
Click here to watch the video series