COVID-19 Business Support
Information to help support your manufacturing business
In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have developed a range of resources and guidance to ensure SME manufacturers feel supported and are prepared to act quickly as the situation unfolds. We are reviewing the latest information daily and updating these pages as information changes.
SME manufacturers, who have been hit hard by Covid-19, are being squeezed between a huge drop in demand and weaker supply chains according to a new report. 64% of the 289 respondents who are engaged with the Manufacturing Growth Programme, said orders had dropped due...
Many companies, especially SMEs, have struggled to adapt to their quieter order books and furloughed workforces during the coronavirus crisis. Lauden Chocolate Limited have faced such challenges and have sought the support of the Manufacturing Growth Programme to support their survival.
Cheerleading Uniform Manufacturer voluntarily produces masks and scrubs in response to the Coronavirus crisis
A Basingstoke-based business leader has gone from manufacturing cheerleading outfits to producing PPE to support those on the front line.
The government has released a document with the aim to help employers, employees and the self-employed in the UK understand how to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping as many people as possible 2 metres apart from those they do not live with. Hoping it...
The UKs manufacturers are coming together and showcasing their strength, here are some opportunities for SME Manufacturers to support.
Today the government has announced the ‘Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’ that will support businesses in NOT laying off staff.
Britain’s small businesses will be able to apply for quick and easy-to access loans of up to £50,000 from today – with the cash expected to land within days. From 9am this morning (Monday 4th May 2020), small business owners can apply to accredited lenders by filling...
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has set out measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption.
In light of the developing situation surrounding COVID-19, we feel it is our responsibility to keep you updated on the business support available to UK SME manufacturers.
Latest Manufacturing Barometer highlights a need for accelerated Government support as SME businesses go into steep decline. Small to medium-sized (SMEs) manufacturers are calling for greater and faster financial support from the Government as they confront plummeting...