Cheshire East Council has launched a ‘business helping business’ scheme across the district during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The scheme allow business to connect and help support eachother.
The business helping business scheme, which can be accessed via Cheshire East Council’s website, seeks to match businesses in need of help with those who can offer support. It is hoped businesses can work together in a number of areas, including:
- Staffing – to support another business;
- Delivering services or goods;
- Supportive mentor phone calls;
- Business rates advice;
- Business finance information; and
- Advice and guidance
Cllr Craig Browne, Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council said:
I would like to reassure our residents and local businesses that we are working daily with partner agencies to coordinate our efforts, particularly with a focus on those who may be struggling at this time.
“The Covid-19 pandemic is seeing a major effect on our economy and Cheshire East Council is working with central government to support businesses through a range of measures.
“This scheme seeks to give support across our business community now – while we are in the midst of the pandemic – enabling all, from sole traders to large corporations to come together in collaborative partnerships.
“Following the recent announcement of support from central government, we are working hard to put in place measures from government to help those who may be struggling financially. Details of this can be found on the council’s website.”