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The University of Chester’s Commercial Operations team has pulled together some ‘top tips’ style resources and guidance for all businesses currently working with us. 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:

Government Business Support Helpline

Business Support Helpline (England)
Telephone: 0300 456 3565
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm


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.

Friday Focus: Digital Productivity Whilst Social Distancing
Delivered by: Digital Solutions
Date: 27th March 2020, 1pm
Notes: Regular series of live streams, showcasing free tools and technologies that SME's can use to help with remote working. Watch on their website or Facebook page
Eligibility – Businesses across Chester

Accountancy queries
Delivered by: Pursglove and Brown Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors
Date: Monday 30th March 9.30am - 12.30pm
Notes: Free guidance for companies surrounding accountancy issues via Zoom/or phone calls
Eligibility: Businesses in Chester and Wrexham
Contact: with your Business name, contact and telephone number.

Remote working
Delivered by: Think Cirrus IT support in Chester
Date: Monday 30th March 9.30am - 12.30pm
Notes: Free advice for businesses on remote working
Eligibility: Businesses across Chester
Contact: or tel 03303 130966

Legal enquiries
Delivered by: Oliver & Co Solicitors 
Date: Monday 30th March 9.30am - 12.30pm
Notes: Free Zoom/phone call help companies with legal enquiries
Eligibility – Businesses across Chester
Contact: with your Business name, contact and telephone number.

Social Media Marketing for SMEs
Delivered by: MCM2 Digital and Traditional Marketing Agency

Date: 2nd April 2020, 10am – 1pm
Notes: Free online course for those wanting to learn how to get the best results for their business from social media, without spending too much time on it.
Eligibility: Businesses across Cheshire

Practical measures for employers
Delivered by: ACAS
Date: 2nd and 7th April
Notes: An advisory webinar for employers
Eligibility – Businesses across Chester

Previous webinars:

11 Steps Your Business Needs to Prepare for the Coronavirus Economic Panic
Delivered by: Action Coach

Communication strategies in uncertain times
Delivered by: PCMA

Duty of care to employers
Delivered by: The Growth Company

Cashflow and supplychain issues
Delivered by: The Growth Company

Legal and insurance implications
Delivered by: The Growth Company

Government Guidance

Business Support Campaign

Guidance - COVID-19: support for businesses

Guidance - Help and support if you’re self-employed

Coronavirus guidance for Companies House customers

Mental Health & Wellbeing

NHS - Coronavirus and staying at home tips

BBC - How to protect your mental health

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Covid-19 and your mental health

Working at home with children

Home learning for kids and parents amid covid-19

How to ease the burden of working from home with kids (US)

Caring for children during covid-19

Joining a Zoom meeting

How to use Houseparty

Useful links:

Contact Us

University of Chester Commercial Operations Team


Telephone: 01244 515 880