B2B Newsletter: 15th January 2021

New measures & supportFurther measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus come into effect at 12.01am on Saturday. As headlines …

  • Nobody should leave or remain outside their home except for essential purposes
  • Working from home will become the default position for all businesses and services
  • Non-essential click and collect retail services will be prohibited in Level 4 areas
  • Essential services for click and collect will require timeslots for collection and people should not enter a store to collect an item
  • Businesses providing takeaway food can take orders and serve food but customers must remain outside
  • The consumption of alcohol in public places will be banned

As a reminder, a significant top-up to the grant support available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses has been announced by the Scottish Government. In addition to the grants businesses receive through the Strategic Business Framework Fund, eligible businesses can apply for one-off grants.

More is available via our Blog via this link and includes top tips on making your application shared by South Lanarkshire Council.

You will also find valuable information with access to webinars and more from Business Gateway’s Lanarskshire team via this link.
Need a boost? You may have seen we’re promoting business websites via the digital channels we manage – not only sharing direct links to businesses’ sites but also highlighting our Virtual Winter Market. Need plugging now? Just get in touch and we’ll showcase your business website or chosen social media feed to make more people more aware of your products and services. If you’d like us to feature your business, just email via this link.
Hundreds of people are clicking on our Online Winter Market showcasing links to all businesses in the BID area. We’re promoting this on all channels including via YouTube …

Our 2021 Plans Everyone’s plans for the year ahead are being chopped and changed to manage how we are all coping with the lockdown. We are here to help, support and offer advice. You can contact me at any time to raise any issues affecting your business via this link or feel free to call me on my mobile: 07854533788.

Many thanks for reading …

Malcolm Thomas-Harley, your BID manager.
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