Slipping through the cracks – help is needed for businesses still struggling

Feature sponsored by Brother UK

The support offered by the Chancellor for UK businesses during the coronavirus outbreak has been unprecedented. However, there are many small businesses that have simply fallen through the cracks and missed out on all available help and support.

In March, the chancellor Rishi Sunak stood in front of the nation and promised on top of the sweeping help introduced that if more support was needed the Treasury have pledged to deliver “whatever it takes” to keep companies solvent.

Guiding the region’s businesses forward

by Phil Jones MBE, Managing Director, Brother UK.

Within this issue of GM Business Connect Magazine you’ll find a toolkit of invaluable insights and information. We’ve compiled this to help the city region’s business community to lean into the current turmoil and come out better equipped and stronger.

You don’t need me to tell you that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the business ecosystem has been unprecedented. I’ve seen how it has affected many successful firms and entrepreneurs in my own network and even my family.

Valuable advice from the region’s experts

MANAGING YOUR MONEY Rick Harrison, restructuring partner at KPMG
In the current environment, business leaders across the region will wish they had all the answers. Companies will be assessing what support is available via the various Government support packages, but will also be looking at what actions they can take themselves. The best way to be armed for the challenges of now and beyond is to plan ahead:

Rick Harrison,

Financial support for businesses

In these unexpected times which are so clearly affecting businesses in a multitude of ways, at LWA we wanted to let you know of the numerous types of business support that have been made available by the Government, and to advise you of processes you can implement, as a result of the Covid-19 virus outbreak. The information from the Chancellor’s office has been updated on a regular basis, and there are certainly more details and additions to come over the next few weeks.

EVENTS 4 COVID 19 – Northwest Events sector co-ordinate to supply help to frontline providers

The Covid-19 virus had a devastating impact on the events industry and its suppliers in the Northwest. Many companies have had to postpone or cancel their events and the industry has come to a halt leaving thousands of suppliers, service providers and freelancers out of work.

A network of event organisers and suppliers large and small in the Northwest has been created to pool their resources and work together to assist with requests from the NHS, local government,