City of Wolverhampton Council is communicating with businesses in the city to highlight the support and advice on offer to them during the coronavirus outbreak.
The government announced on Tuesday evening an enhanced package of economic measures to help businesses through this difficult time.
The council has outlined below where to seek local and regional help and these are the latest government actions, more details of which can be found at (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19#history):
Councillor Harman Banger, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said:
“We are aware of the changing and challenging environment businesses are facing due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“Small and medium-sized businesses - the life-blood of our local economies - are often hardest hit in situations like this.
“We will work with regional partners to provide targeted advice and guidance or sign-post businesses to the best source of help.
“We want to reassure businesses that we are working with the government, and the economic measures it has put in place, to do all that we can to support them during this difficult time.”
For any businesses/tenants that rent property from the council and wish to discuss their position, please contact the Estates Team, Corporate Landlord, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and options will be discussed.
The Black Country Growth Hub has information on local business support programmes and business advice: https://bcgrowthhub.com/coronavirus-covid19
The Federation of Small Business has information for small independent traders: https://www.fsb.org.uk/
Access to Business helps new businesses or if you are in the process of setting up in business: https://access2business.co.uk
The Black Country Chamber have online advice and a business helpline (01902 912322): https://www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk/campaigns-projects/covid19-business-support/
If you would like to speak to a member of the council’s Enterprise Team, please call Jay Patel (07584 491216) or Jeff Marlow (07392 137481).
As an alternative you can leave your contact details and a short summary about your business via the email at Business.email@example.com and you will receive a response from the team the same day.