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Our Growth Hub can help support businesses address the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our team of Growth Relationship Managers work with the businesses, assess their needs and introduce solutions. They can help identify potential sources of funding, facilitate growth strategies and connect clients with partner providers of support.

 

The Growth Relationship Managers undertake a structured review to identify the key areas to address to realise the business's growth ambitions. Following the review the Growth Hub team can fund a day of a specialist's time in a key identified area.

 

We are delighted to have recently welcomed two additional Growth Relationship Managers to our Growth Hub team, who will be working closely with high growth potential businesses to help them develop their growth plans and facilitate the provision of expert help.

 

Fiona Anderson will be acting Growth Relationship Manager in the East Surrey, Gatwick and Crawley area, with Karen Tyrrell covering the Arun, Chichester, Horsham and Mid Sussex area as Growth Relationship Manager. This is alongside our Growth Relationship Team Leader, Ryan Davies, who heads up the Brighton, Worthing and Adur area.

 

Additional One to One Support

 

Eligible businesses can benefit from a free full day of funded support from a Growth Champion to address any barriers to UK transition from the EU. There is a network of 40 Growth Champions with expertise covering a wide area including Finance, HR, Marketing, Innovation, International Trade, Leadership and Management.

 

Businesses can contact the Growth Hub team through the online Growth Hub Contact Form. More information about our Growth Hub Team.

 

More resources and events related to COVID-19 can be viewed on our Growth Hub Portal below.

  

Peer Networks Programme – Spaces still available

 

Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for small business leaders who want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

 

Delivered locally by our Growth Hub, in partnership with MDHUB, the newly launched programme creates diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work.

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COVID-19 New National Restrictions from 5 January 2021

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Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.

Visit Britain/Visit England Brexit Advice

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Please see below a round-up of the latest announcements and guidance updates from the last week as provided by Visit Britain/Visit England.

COVID-19 Winter Plan

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The government’s plan for managing COVID-19 through the end of 2020 and into the start of 2021.

Helping innovative high-growth SMEs through COVID-19 and beyond

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A walk through of how Innovate UK EDGE has supported high-growth businesses through coronavirus and beyond

Local Restrictions Support Grants

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Businesses liable for business rates will receive up to £3,000 per four weeks as follows:

Additional Restrictions Support Grants

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Available support for businesses that are not paying business rates

Amazon Small Business Accelerator

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Amazon Small Business Accelerator is a free, online educational programme for anyone who wants to start a new online business or grow an existing one.

Business Recovery Support Sessions

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The Coast to Capital Growth Hub is providing, through our network of experts, FREE and impartial one hour 1-2-1 advice on topics to support businesses as you return to work and implement recovery plans.

COVID-19 Support by Sector

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Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations are providing COVID-19 related support for specific sectors.

New Lockdown Grants

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£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs.

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000, the Chancellor has announced.

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

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These 14 guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe. Priority actions are outlined at the top of each guide.

Kickstart Job Scheme

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The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.

Apply for the COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility

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This scheme helps large businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) through the purchase of their short-term debt.

Apply for the COVID-19 Future Fund

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This scheme will issue convertible loans between £125,000 to £5 million to innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Contents
- Eligibility
- How to apply

Bounce Back Loan Scheme | Businesses and Advisors

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The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) is available to businesses through a number of accredited lenders across the UK.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme For Large Businesses

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The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) facilitates access to finance for medium-sized and larger businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme | For SMEs and Advisors

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The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is available for SMEs through more than 100 accredited lenders across the UK.

COVID-19 GOV.UK Financial Support Finder for Businesses

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Find coronavirus financial support for your business through using this Gov.uk business support finder

Create a COVID-19 NHS QR code for your venue

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Use this service to create a QR code for display in your venue.

Freedom Works and Rume2 Area in Action

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New Area in Action portal launched to help Sussex business bounce Back

Ingenuity - Impact through enterprise

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Ingenuity has been established to drive the UK's recovery, and the discovery of sustainable business solutions, to help rebuild a more inclusive economy, society and environment following Covid-19.

Small Business Leadership Programme

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Helping businesses to survive and thrive beyond COVID

Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme

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The Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme ensures that trade credit insurance coverage and credit limits are maintained during the coronavirus pandemic, helping businesses to trade with confidence.

COVID-19 Mortgage Payment Holidays

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A guide to coronavirus mortgage payment holidays
Mortgage lenders have announced support if your income has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, including a repayment holiday of up to a maximum of six months. The deadline for applying for a repayment holiday is 31 March 2021.

Lead Out of Lockdown sessions by Sussex Innovation Centre

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A purpose-built programme of virtual workshops, original insight briefings and agile decision-making tools, facilitated by our expert advisors to help you and your team adapt to the new normal

Future Fund Scheme Application

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This scheme will issue convertible loans between £125,000 to £5 million to innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Surrey Trading Standards

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Buckinghamshire and Surrey County Council's Trading Standards team has extensive experience of advising a variety of businesses from small family companies to international blue-chip corporations. To start benefiting from our advice services, register for business advice today!

Our Business Advice Team is part of Surrey and Buckinghamshire Trading Standards and is made up of experienced and qualified Trading Standards Officers, who can help you ensure your business complies with consumer protection laws and regulations and help you maximise your profits.

COVID 19 Job Retention Scheme

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Claim for some of your employee's wages if you have put them on furlough or flexible furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 April 2021.

Claims for furlough days in December 2020 must be made by 14 January 2021.

You can no longer submit claims for claim periods ending on or before 31 October 2020.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

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If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) use this scheme if you're eligible to claim the grant.

Automatic Enrolment and DC Pension Contribution

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COVID-19 guidance for employers

Coast to Capital Jobs Fuse

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SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Coast to Capital Jobs Fuse has been launched to help employers and individuals with employment challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a joint service created by Coast to Capital LEP, Coast to Capital Growth Hub, The Education Development Trust (a prime contractor for the National Careers Service) and the Department for Work and Pensions.

COVID - 19 - trading internationally

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This advice is for UK businesses that export or deliver goods and services abroad and have been impacted by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID - Non GOV Business Support

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This list is not comprehensive, but you may find it a helpful starting point for further advice.

COVID -19 - Advice hub from Sussex Chamber

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As coronavirus continues to challenge many businesses, Chambers around the network are putting together support for members.

COVID-19 Claim Back Statutory Sick Pay Paid To Employees

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If you're an employer, find out if you can use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to claim back employees' coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

- Who can use the scheme
- What you can claim
- Records you must keep
- How to claim
- Other help you can get

COVID-19 Returning to the workplace

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This guide will help you plan your organisation's next steps following a period of furlough or once lockdown measures start easing

Find your local authority

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Find the website for your local council

Your local authority can assist with a range of services including:

Business and licensing
Business rates
Health and safety
Licences and registrations
Planning
Refuse and recycling
Advice for businesses
Grants and funding
Travel and transport

Help and support if your business is affected by COVID-19

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Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus.

Maintaining records to support NHS Test and Trace

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Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

NHS COVID-19 App Information and Support

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Download resources to support visitors at your business or organisation.

Applying for a Moratorium from Companies House

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Applying for a moratorium under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

How to apply for breathing space to consider a rescue plan for your company, under measures to support companies and other types of business in financial difficulty.

COVID - 19 - acas advice for employers and employees

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Advice relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) provided by acas.

COVID 19 - Changes to notifying an option to tax land and buildings

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Check temporary changes to the time limit and rules for notifying an option to tax land and buildings.

- Changes to the time limit
- If you are notifying an option as a business
- If you are notifying an option as an agent

COVID 19 - NHS Guidance

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CONTENTS

Advice for everyone
Advice for people at high risk
Symptoms and what to do
Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms
More information

Staying alert and safe (social distancing)

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The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect our NHS.

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Lou Williams

Growth Manager

Matthew Heath

Recovery Grant Project Manager

Jonathan Alderman

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Luke West

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Andrew Kerry-Bedell

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Richard Butcher

Interim Growth Relationship Manager

Carolyn Bentley

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