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South West Businesses join forces to fight COVID-19 with Ventilator Challenge UK

Medical ventilators are vital in the battle against coronavirus. For patients in intensive care, these life-saving machines breathe for you allowing virus-infected lungs to rest and recover. The UK...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 01.04.20
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COVID-19: Government support is welcome but too many businesses and workers could miss out

Last week when Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a Government support package for the UK’s 5 million self-employed, he acknowledged that the technical difficulties in designing the long-awaited Self-...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 01.04.20
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Tips for managing your brand's reputation in responding to the coronavirus pandemic

Brand reputation is everything in business and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will prove a make or break moment for brands depending on how they choose to respond.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 31.03.20
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Coronavirus: Upskilling and retraining your staff

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every business across the UK. Whilst some are busier than ever due to demand, others are finding that the need for their products or services has considerably...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 31.03.20
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#PayItForward - #KeepTheTribeAlive
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As part of the Enterprise Nation and Crowdfunder #PayItForward initiative, our It's a Shovel tribe have put together the #KeepTheTribeAlive campaign to help other small businesses with the critical...
Jessica Whitcutt
Jessica Whitcutt
It's a Shovel
Posted on: 30.03.20
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Which employees can I furlough and how does the furloughing process work?

If a business has several employees carrying out similar roles in respect of the types of employees whom they wish to keep working during the coronavirus pandemic, how do they select who to furlough?
Sarah Clarke
Sarah Clarke
3PB Barristers
Posted on: 30.03.20
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How to look after your staff’s mental health during coronavirus

Are you feeling anxious? Suffering from mood swings? Angry? Despairing? Paranoid? Well, you’re not alone – levels of employee anxiety is soaring with fears around coronavirus. This is affecting...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 30.03.20
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Business West responds to changes to insolvency laws

phil_smith_-_managing_director_-_business_west_1.jpg Commenting on Business Secretary Alok Sharma’s announcement on the relaxation of the insolvency rules, Business West Managing Director Phil Smith...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 28.03.20
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Further measures to help British businesses through coronavirus announced

Indications of just how serious the coronavirus pandemic is threatening the survival of many British businesses became evident today. As deaths from the virus reached 1,028 in the UK, the government...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.03.20
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