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

Support for Businesses from Outside of Government

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


Business Representative Organisations

Government is working closely with Business Representative Organisations to support the national response to coronavirus and ensure business voices are heard. Each sector has its own business organisation, and many can help you with finding sector specific support. You can search for them online.


Some examples include:


CBI Coronavirus Hub

  • What you need to know about coronavirus and how it will impact your business

 FSB Coronavirus page

  • Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed

 Make UK

  • Employee payment advice

 ICAEW Coronavirus Hub

  • Resources, advice and guidance for chartered accountants and business

 IoD Coronavirus Support Hub

  • Advice and resources for Directors

British Chambers of Commerce

  • Advice and guidance


Many banks have developed additional support and information. Please get in touch with your bank directly to find out more.


Other public bodies, organisations and charities have produced additional resources that may be useful to employers, such as:



  • Tips for communicating with employees at times of crisis specifically COVID-19


  • How employers should respond to coronavirus


  • Staying Informed and Connected: Resources to Help Navigate Work and Coronavirus

Association of British Insurers

  • Q & A on insurance related queries

Financial Reporting Council

  • Advice to companies & auditors on Coronavirus risk disclosures


Future Learn

  • Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

Make UK Coronavirus hub

  • Impact of Coronavirus on manufacturing

CIPR Covid-19 Guidance

  • Information, support and advice


  • Coronavirus Daily Media Round-Up for CIPR members


  • Advice for employers and employees

Companies House

  • Guidance for Companies House customers, employees and suppliers

further support please call the growth hub team on 01293 305965

Malcolm Brabon

Head of Services

Lou Williams

Growth Manager

Matthew Heath

Growth Grant Project Manager

Ryan Davies

Growth Relationship Team Leader

Jonathan Alderman

Business Analyst

Andrew Kerry-Bedell

Growth Adviser

Richard Butcher

Growth Adviser

Carolyn Bentley

Growth Adviser

Luke West

Business Growth Executive

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

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