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

The Exmouth Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee features volunteers from a range of different experiences, expertise, sectors and businesses. The team are passionate about being proactive and mobilising any support they can during the current crisis, aiming to ensure local businesses can weather this storm.

In order to do so, they have created a number of initiatives to provide help, advice and assistance to business owners, employers, employees and the self employed to better understand the needs and concerns of our members and other local companies, as follows: 

 

1. REGULAR LIVE AND INTERACTIVE BUSINESS SUPPORT WEBINARS

Over the last few months, the Exmouth Chamber have organised 5 virtual networking webinars, with a great panel of experts in HR, finance and insurance, to help share advice and support during the lockdown period. Due to many going “back to business” we have decided to resume “normal” sessions again in the near future and are looking to organise sessions for breakfast/evening drinks soon. To keep up to date with our events, please email secretary@exmouthchamber.co.uk or watch out for our monthly newsletter or go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/exmouth-chamber-of-commerce-11215016399

 

2. EXMOUTH CHAMBER  ‘LOVE LOCAL’  LIST – Virtual High Street Edition

As part of our #lovelocal campaign and after the success of the initial lockdown’s Love Local List, we want to continue the support of local small business/independent retailers this winter.
 
So, in collaboration with Exmouth Community UK Facebook Group, we are launching the Virtual High Street ⭐️
 
If you are still trading, offering click & collect, doing deliveries of items or anything else, let us know by filling out this form
 
Your business will automatically be added to this list, available on our Chamber Facebook page, newsletter and the Exmouth Community UK Facebook Group. We will then create a tagged list on social media, along with a love local graphic. 
 
Customers and clients can then learn where to buy their essentials, non essentials, Christmas gifts and beyond in Exmouth!🎄
 
Use #exmouthvirtualhighstreet in any of your relevant posts, reviews, or offers and tag the virtual high street topic on the group.
 
Together, we can grow stronger and get through this difficult time. So – please Eat Local, Shop Local and Support Local.
 

 

3. LATEST ADVICE AND OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR LOCKDOWN #2

Please click on the relevant subject for further information.

Specific lockdown #2 business advice from Exmouth Chamber Member, Thompson Jenner LLP:

Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Enhancement of Job Retention Support Package

Lockdown #2 : The latest announcements


H.M. Government have published useful Business/Employee Support Guidance for Lockdown #2:

Self Employment Grant Income Support Scheme Grant extension

Coronavirus Support for your Business

Furlough Scheme extended and additional finalncial support

Which employees can you put on furlough

Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Some excellent relevant articles from Exmouth Chamber Member, The HR Dept, Exeter :

Where should employers start when navigating the recent COVID restrictions?

Conflict resolution during coronavirus

Is your workplace well-being strategy ready for winter?

Read the latest Business Coronavirus update from East Devon District Council.