Exmouth Chamber of Commerce – Support for Coronavirus effects on local businesses

The Exmouth Chamber of Commerce executive board features volunteers from a range of sectors and businesses. The team are passionate about being proactive and mobilising any support they can, to ensure local businesses can weather this storm. In order to do so, they have created a few initiatives to help. The key features of our initiatives, to gain better understanding of what our members and local companies need, are as follows: 

1. Our first initiative is our live and interactive BUSINESS SUPPORT WEBINAR

On Tuesday  7th April at 11am, volunteers Ian Macqueen (Exmouth Chamber of Commerce Chairman), and Laura Woodward-Drake (Exmouth Chamber secretary) will be running the second of a series of online meetings for local businesses and Chamber members to discuss the effects of Covid-19 on their business so far.

Our MP, Simon Jupp, Chartered Accountant Ruskin Wilson from Thompson Jenner LLP and Human Resources Specialist, Belinda Newton, from The HR Dept, will be available to answer questions.
The forum will cover the following agenda:
  • What effects is the lockdown having on your business/workforce
  • How are the support packages helping your business/ are there any that need further clarification?
  • How are you adapting to the current climate?

This session is designed to establish what is of most concern for businesses, employers, employees and the self-employed in the immediate future and how the Chamber and its contacts can represent local companies to collaborate on solutions found as we work through difficulties we face as a business community. 

People can sign up via this link and will be sent info on how to tune in to the web based video/phone conference. If you need support with setting up, please email secretary@exmouthchamber.co.uk


2.Our second initiative is our “Love local” list

We want to form a list of local business offers and adaptations, which can be advertised to the community via our various platforms. We are asking for people to let us know what they’re doing,  in particular if you are a business that is prepared to accept card payments over the telephone and can offer contactless home delivery of vital supplies.  

The Chamber are compiling a spreadsheet of these businesses as an important initiative and as a way to keep businesses ‘in business’ and, at the same time, be of vital assistance to those in most need during this current crisis. Once established, it will be widely advertised via this website and our various media outlets.

To add your business to the database, click here and complete and submit the simple form.



3. Latest Government Advice and other helpful links

Please click on the relevant subject for further information.

HM Government advice for the Self Employed

Summary of Chamber Webinar 24/3/20 with Simon Jupp MP

HM Government Advice for Employees, Employers and Businesses

HM Government Business Support

Support available to businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak

HM Government additional business support

HM Government Tax Information

Coronavirus Business Interuption Loan Scheme

HM Goverment permission for Pubs / Restaurants to act as Take Aways

Temporary relaxation of Drivers Hours / Working Time Rules

Latest advice and information from East Devon District Council

Devon County Council Coronavirus Advice

Exmouth Town Council Coronavirus Advice

Advice for the Self Employed from Thompson Jenner

East Devon District Council Coronavirus Business Update 27/3/20

Sign up to East Devon District Council Business Updates

East Devon District Council Coronavirus Update

HM Government dedicated Business Support

Self-Assessment Payment Deferral & Job Retention Scheme payment to Directors – advice from Thompson Jenner LLP 

Business Information Point Coronavirus Advice for small businesses