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The University of Chester’s Commercial Operations team has pulled together a collection of resources from the Government, our delivery partners and our very own business engagement managers to support you through the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We hope this is of use during what is an uncertain time. Please be assured that our business engagement team are still available to support you and can be contacted via email for meetings via Skype. For any general enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us email: businessgrowth@chester.ac.uk.

Our Business Support Blogs, Vlogs & Top Tips

Visit our Top Tips page to get some useful guidance from our Business Development Team and our Business Support delivery partners.

Join us on September 8, at our Business Growth Club networking event.

National Business Support Helpline

Business Support Helpline (England)
Telephone: 0300 456 3565
enquiries@businesssupporthelpline.org
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

Webinars

Webinars are a great way to enable distance learning and we're thrilled to share with you the below upcoming webinars brought to you by local and national experts.

Lunch & Learn: How to take a Professional Photograph with your Smartphone   
Date: Tuesday 2nd June, 12:30-1:15
Delivered by: Jane Burkinshaw – Love your Lens
Synopsis: It is vital for your business to have a strong and impactful online presence and professional looking images are essential if you wish to stand out from the crowd and get maximum engagement. Open to all.
Link: Eventbrite

Lunch & Learn: Creating Your Rebound Strategy
Day:
Thursday 4th June, 12:30-1:15pm
Delivered by: Up+thrive
Synopsis: Key takeaways: A greater awareness of your business’ resilience. A better understanding of how you could adapt the way you work to embrace the new reality. Tips on how to plan and future proof your business. Open to all. 
Link: Eventbrite

Previous webinars:

PSYCHOLOGY OF TIME MANAGEMENT | NEW DIRECTIONS
Delivered by: Andy Guile

BOOST YOUR WEBSITES GOOGLE RANKING | MCM2
Delivered by: MCM2

HOW TO USE LINKEDIN TO GENERATE BUSINESS | SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE
Delivered by: Social Media Executive

MINDSET AND RESILIENCE | ANDY GUILE
Delivered by: Andy Guile

MANAGING CASH FLOW ┃ACTION COACH
Delivered by: Action Coach

 

Government Guidance

Government Guidelines have changed for the Discretionary Grant SchemeBusinesses who are eligible for the Self-Employed Income support scheme (SEISS) are eligible to apply for this scheme as well

Gov.uk - Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Social Distancing for Businesses and Venues

Guidance - Support Finder

Gov.uk - Transport toolkit

Gov.uk - Skills Toolkit

Guidance - COVID-19: support for businesses

Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Relevant News

Mental Health & Wellbeing

NHS Mental health audio guides | NHS Mindfulness | NHS Anxiety | NHS Sleep problems | NHS Home Workout videos | NHS Home Studio - fitness videos

Working at home with children

Home learning for kids and parents amid covid-19

Caring for children during covid-19

Useful links:

Contact Us

University of Chester Commercial Operations Team

Email: businessgrowth@chester.ac.uk

Telephone: 01244 515 880