Nearly 2,000 grants totalling more than £26m for businesses that have been disrupted by Covid-19 have already been processed in Bath and North East Somerset but companies are being reminded that registrations are still open.
Businesses which need financial help from the Government due to coronavirus and haven’t registered already are urged to do so straight away by using an online form set up by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Invest in Bath team.
Staff from the University of Bath’s Faculty of Engineering & Design have now made 28,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospitals, pharmacies, care homes and GPs in and around the city.
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Inspecs Group plc, a Bath-based designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear frames to global retailers, is delighted to announce that it has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years. This is the second time the Company has won this award, which is an outstanding achievement for the South-West based business of 1,300 employees globally, of which 55 are based at the Bath headquarters.
During the disruption Covid-19 has caused within the business community Invest in Bath are proud to be witness of the resilience of businesses in the Bath & North East Somerset area. With businesses diversifying and helping the wider community is something everyone can be proud of.
Businesses could help boost the UK’s resilience to the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak and similar situations in the future, as a result of £20 million government funding announced.
Grants of up to £50,000 will be available to technology and research-focussed businesses to develop new ways of working and help build resilience in industries such as delivery services, food manufacturing, retail and transport, as well as support people at home in circumstances like those during the coronavirus outbreak.
As digital technology experts Storm Consultancy have spent the past 10 years helping develop businesses online. So if you now find yourself in the situation of having to temporarily trade online, they can point you in the right direction.
Storm have offered to assist any business with questions they may have about adapting to the current circumstances. They can provide some time-saving advice, from recommending online shop plug ins to improving website performance, just ask away.
Marcom, a leading Bath marketing communications agency, is celebrating 30 years in business by running a series of free webinars on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).
Marcom are specialists in digital marketing. SEO is one of the key tactics, and as this year sees their 30th birthday they have decided to share some of their specialist skills and experience for free, as a way of helping organisations during this awful period.
An initiative set up in Bath in response to the personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage for frontline NHS staff has had its first order from Bath & North East Somerset Council.
Foldall will supply an initial batch of 5,000 shields to the council for distribution to key workers in the health and social care network to protect themselves and others from Coronavirus as they carry out their critical roles.
The operation is working on a further 19,000 face shields ordered by the council to support frontline workers in a range of sectors across the district.
New Grants and Support for Businesses (April 2022):
The Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant and Additional Restrictions Grant have now closed and no new applications are being accepted. Successful applications should have received payment by the end of March 2022.
Coronavirus (COVID‑19) support and advice on the main Bath & North East Somerset Council website:
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Government announced there would be support for small businesses and businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. This support will take the form of two grant funding schemes, the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant. Please note: Recipients will receive one grant per eligible property.
Please apply using the online application form on the Council’s Webpage.