COVID-19 BUSINESS TOOLKIT

The Growth Hub team continue to offer free advice and guidance to businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk. Information around Covid-19 is changing rapidly, it is important businesses stay up to date with the latest guidance and support offered which is why we’ve created this useful toolbox.

NEW ANGLIA GROWTH HUB SUPPORT

The Growth Hub’s team of Business Advisers for Norfolk & Suffolk continue to be available to offer fully funded and impartial business support. If you’re in need of business support or just need a friendly voice to talk through your business worries with, get in touch.

If you’re new to the Growth Hub you can get in touch with an adviser in your area using our contact list linked below. If you are one of our existing clients and have already established a relationship with one of our Business Advisers, they would be happy to hear from you and to offer what help they can.

CAN YOU HELP OUR FRONTLINE WORKERS?

We’re looking to help source the following items for our emergency services and carers. If you think you can help, please email or for supplying ventilators, visit: ventilator.herokuapp.com

  • Gloves – Nitrile, powder free, non-latex
  • Apron – disposable and sleeveless
  • Goggles – disposable, not full shield
  • Face masks – Type 2 fluid resistant/repellent (FFP2 and N95/ KN95)
  • Hand sanitiser – 60% alcohol
  • Bags – clinical waste
  • Protective face masks 
  • Ethanol to help make sanitiser
  • Ventilators
  • Ventilator components
  • Disposable face masks Type FFP2
  • Disposable face masks Type FFP3
  • Disposable Coveralls – Type 5/6 – all adult sizes
  • Disposable elasticated overshoes
  • Disposable face visors
  • Safety glasses/goggles
  • Portable containers for hand sanitiser
  • Fluid repellent surgical face masks (Type IIR)
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Chlorine-based wipe
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Ready to use disinfectant
  • Concentrated disinfectant.
  • Blue paper roll
  • Clinical waste bags (orange) and ties/seals

INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

Latest Government Guidance for Businesses

View the latest government guidance on Covid-19 for businesses which includes information, advice and website links to help you.

VIEW LATEST GUIDANCE

 

Coronavirus Financial Support for Businesses

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees. Find out how to access this support and who’s eligible.

FIND OUT MORE

 

Mental Wellbeing Advice and Support from Mind

You might be worried about coronavirus and how it could affect your life. Get helpful tips and advice to help you and your employees.

INFORMATION & ADVICE

NHS – Latest health advice

Keep up to date with the latest advice and information on Coronavirus from the NHS.

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Gov.uk travel advice

Guidance for British people travelling overseas during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Gov.uk FAQs for businesses

Frequently Asked Questions on support available through Government.

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Gov.uk business closure list

List of businesses and premises that must remain closed as part of further social distancing measures.

Find out more

Find your local authority

Any enquiries on eligibility for, or provision of, the available reliefs and grants should be directed to the relevant local authority.

Find your local authority

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. Find out if you’re eligible and how to get support.

Find out more

Suffolk County Council

Suffolk County Council coronavirus information, including FAQs, schools guidance, business advice and service changes.

Find out more

Norfolk County Council

This page is being regularly updated with key information you need to know for the people of Norfolk.

Find out more

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Support and advice for members of Suffolk Chamber.

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Norfolk Chamber of Commerce

Support and advice for members of Norfolk Chamber.

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TechEast

Helping your tech business stay informed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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National Council for Voluntary Organisations

The NCVO has published practical support and advice for charities and voluntary organisations online.

Find out more

FREE SUPPORT PROVIDED BY LOCAL BUSINESSES

If you are offering FREE support or online workshops to help businesses in our community, please email sue.simmons@newanglia.co.uk to include them in our toolbox.

Guidance in setting up an online store

If you are a small, independent business and don’t currently have a means of selling your products or services online, Helping Small Biz Online, created and run by a small team of local experts, will be offering their knowledge and support to help make online-selling a possibility.

Find out more

Setting up a web-store: A short guide

A short guide to setting up an emergency popup store for your website from Phase Three Goods.

Find out more

Consultancy, advisory and marketing strategy

In an effort to support those affected by current events, StrategiQ is offering free consultancy, advisory and marketing strategy web calls to companies that are looking to bolster their customer-facing digital channels.

Get in touch

Graphics, translations and lay-out/architectural concepts

Windsor&Patania Architects are looking to deploy their services and skills free of charge in the following areas: Infographics, flyers, digital content on how to stay safe in these tough times, translations of communications (Italian, Dutch, German, French and many more) and lay-out optimisation of spaces and buildings.

Email info@windsorpatania.com or call 020 30112997

4 months FREE Suffolk Coast DMO membership for all tourism and hospitality businesses

The Suffolk Coast DMO is offering four months of free membership for all existing members and any new tourism businesses that want to join, to help during the current Covid-19 situation.

Find out more

Free Level 2 Distance Learning courses

People Plus are offering a suite of Distance Learning courses at level 2 FREE to anyone who is over 19, whether you are in employment or not in work. All learning can be completed at home in your own time and you will receive one to one support from a dedicated tutor with relevant industry experience.

Apply here

Support from an experienced business professional

With his many years of life/business experience and specifically starting, growing and running businesses, Pat Lewis of Source One Consulting is happy to give advice and more importantly, an ear to listen, and help offer suggestions or utilise his contacts to help businesses in these challenging times.

Email pat@sourceoneconsulting.co.uk

Free webinars from Footprint Digital

Over the course of this week and next week, Footprint Digital is holding a series of Digital Drop-Ins to cover some really important areas and answer any questions that you might have. These webinars are all free to attend and are around 30 minutes in duration.

See webinar programme below

Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support

Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support are helping staff shortages in the care system.

Find out more

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

How to move your Events and Training Online

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Financial Mastery

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Working Effectively as a Remote Team

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How to Pivot to B2C & sell direct to consumer

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COVID-19 - What Employers Need to Know

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Using Video to Grow Your Amazon, E-commerce and Shopify

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Unlock Amazon’s hidden potential

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Stop... Reflect... Pivot

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Use Amazon data to understand your consumers

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