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Bail out cash announced for innovative firms hit by coronavirus

By 4pm this afternoon, 140,000 firms had applied for the government’s job retention scheme to allow companies to retain staff. Credit where credit is due - a phenomenal result. After a weekend of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 20.04.20
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Iain Wolsey: Chambers can be the great facilitators of lockdown exit strategy

Chamber of Commerce network could play a key role in shaping government's coronavirus lockdown exit strategy says Iain Wolsey.
Nigel Barker
Nigel Barker
Business West
Posted on: 20.04.20
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Robert Jenrick praises local councils for Coronavirus efforts

Councils in the South West have been given a vote of confidence by the government for the efforts they are making to cope with extra work to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. Housing Secretary...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 18.04.20
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Coronavirus could change the way we do business for the better

Whilst businesses are still grappling with surviving the lockdown, it’s becoming clear that things will never be the same again. We’re still having regular conversations with members and some of them...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 17.04.20
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How to manage a remote workforce during the coronavirus outbreak

If you are one of those companies who are concerned about how your business will cope moving towards a remote working environment, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. By following the four tips we...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 17.04.20
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5 key issues to be satisfied before any relaxation on lockdown

As expected, the government has extended the coronavirus lockdown for at least the next three weeks. This means that the lockdown will last until at least Thursday May 7. For most of our businesses...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.04.20
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Coronavirus grant delivery speeds differ between local authorities

Data compiled by the regional Chamber of Commerce , Business West, has highlighted the differences between local authorities in the region at getting much needed grant support paid to local...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.04.20
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Compassionate leadership – how you can support your team during challenging times

Leadership is quite often linked to words such as strong, resilient, brave and bold; however compassionate leadership is a key quality and in the midst of an international crisis, it is increasingly...
Charlie Paradise
Charlie Paradise
Swindon Borough Council
Posted on: 16.04.20
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COVID-19: How can I improve my chances of being accepted for CBILS finance?

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) provides businesses access to a number of finance solutions including term loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance solutions...
Ed Tellwright
Ed Tellwright
Business West
Posted on: 15.04.20
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