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.
Today the government has announced the ‘Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’ that will support businesses in NOT laying off staff.
Two Yorkshire businesses have been working together to help supply NHS Nightingale hospitals with equipment. Herida Healthcare and Perry Uniform, both based in Leeds, have joined forces to manufacture and supply specialist mattresses and mattress covers to new...
West Yorkshire manufacturer begins making ventilator components at cost, whilst their order book halves due to COVID-19.
Whilst their order book halved in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak this precision engineering business sought opportunities to keep the business ticking over.
A new campaign has been launched, calling on businesses in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to support NHS staff dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Launched by Martin Rigley MBE, Managing Director of Lindhurst...
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...
Advice for UK businesses that export or deliver goods and services abroad and have been impacted by the spread of COVID-19 including financial support for business trading internationally.
Every region across the UK has a local Growth Hub that have been created as support vehicles for businesses, made up of local public and private sector partnerships led by LEPs.