Support for Local Businesses and Employers

Additional support to help you

Aspiring Panda: Support with IT

Get support on your IT issues, including Websites, selling online (ecommerce), Mobile Apps (how to develop and maintain them/ troubleshooting, how to set up your company’s tech environment for your staff to work from home, Security advice and  other IT related problems. For details email [email protected] or visit aspiringpanda.com

Anita Gohil Thorp: Coaching

Coaching support to assist you in adjusting to the changes to your life and your business. For details email [email protected] or visit www.anitagohilthorp.com

Bira (British Independent Retailers Association)

A Coronavirus Hub to support the independent retail sector.  Visit the Hub.

Vyman Solicitors - Free Consultation

Vyman Solicitors have offered to assist businesses on government grants and landlord obligations. Vyman will offer an initial free consultation and assistance. If you would like to access this offer please email Pankaj Patel at [email protected].

Cyber Aware - National Cyber Security Centre

Provides advice on how to stay secure online during coronavirus.  www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware


Google has created a site with free resources to help people work, run their business, learn or teach from home. Visit Google - remote work

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Practical business advice including financial and tax related information. Visit www.icaew.com/coronavirus


The company is offering free business support to small businesses. You can get advice on government grants and government support schemes including loans. Also available is 1-2-1 business coaching and mentoring for your business to get through this challenging time and support to help you get trading once lockdown is eased.  
To find out more email [email protected] or visit their website: www.newable.co.uk