Business Support Information
This page details the Coronavirus business support available, to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and will be updated as more information is released.
LATEST BUSINESS UPDATES AND MEDIA RELEASES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:
The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19 Information from GOV.UK can be found HERE
If you would like to speak to a member of the council’s Enterprise Team, please call Jay Patel (07584 491216) or Jeff Marlow (07392 137481).
As an alternative you can leave your contact details and a short summary about your business via the email at Business.email@example.com and you will receive a response from the team the same day.
On Friday 3 April, 2020 the Government announced it is extending the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) so that all viable small businesses affected by coronavirus, and not just those unable to secure regular commercial financing, will now be eligible, should they need finance to keep operating. Find out more HERE
Discretionary Grant Fund for Small Businesses: The Government has announced that it will provide a Discretionary Grant Fund for small businesses and has issued guidance to all Local Authorities who have been tasked with processing and distributing the money. Find out more…………..
The Black Country Chamber have online advice and a business helpline (01902 912322).
Chancellor announces his plans for economic recovery… find our more HERE
Prime Minister announced his ambition to ‘Build, Build, Build’, promising a “New Deal” in his speech at Dudley College – Read more on this and the comments from Corin Crane, Chief Executive Officer HERE
West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street talks to Prosper Magazine … Read the interview HERE
Find out more events and training that have been added to the Chamber’s calendar and read the latest news and developments from across the Black Country HERE
New announcements, events and opportunities for you…… read a message to businesses from Corin Crane, Chief Executive Officer HERE
How has COVID-19 impacted your business?
We want to hear from businesses in Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall about the challenges and obstacles they are facing surrounding COVID-19.
Our business support team have put together a quick survey you can complete, to tell us exactly how the Coronavirus disruption has affected your business and how we could support you in the future. We will use this information to inform the Government and to change or create new support options for Black Country businesses.
Our support is fully funded and impartial, if you have any immediate concerns about your business and require support, please get in touch with our dedicated team and we will be happy to assist you.
Call us on 0300 770 2245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Business support from Black Country Growth Hub – More information can be found HERE
Please get in touch with the team with any questions or queries Click here to contact the team
Useful Links & Resources from Black Country Growth Hub can be found HERE
Black Country Growth Hub will be releasing some new video content over the coming weeks sitting down virtually with specialists from different areas. The first video features Maciej Van der Steen, England Grants Lead for Ernst & Young and discusses innovation funding and how businesses can get involved during the COVID-19 disruption.
West Midlands Combined Authority recognise the serious and unprecedented nature of the current situation and are working hard to maintain essential services to businesses and residents and to keep our communities safe. Find out more HERE
University of Wolverhampton tenant company, BCRS, is now an accredited lender on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) – see https://bcrs.org.uk/ for more details.
The Federation of Small Business has information for small independent traders. Find out more HERE
Access to Business helps new businesses or if you are in the process of setting up in business. More on this HERE
Festival of Enterprise is supporting businesses through the COVID-19 outbreak with a series of free webinars – see the schedule HERE
BUSINESS UPDATES AND MEDIA RELEASES FROM MARCH 2020 CAN BE VIEWED HERE
BUSINESS UPDATES AND MEDIA RELEASES FROM APRIL 2020 CAN BE VIEWED HERE
BUSINESS UPDATES AND MEDIA RELEASES FROM MAY 2020 CAN BE VIEWED HERE
BUSINESS UPDATES AND MEDIA RELEASES FROM JUNE 2020 CAN BE VIEWED HERE