Preston businesses urged to reach out for help during coronavirus crisis

Posted on - 21st April, 2020 - 6:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston News
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Preston businesses are being urged to reach out for help during the coronavirus crisis.

The Chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Steve Fogg, is encouraging businesses across the county to contact trade and business associations who are able to offer support.

Steve said: ”There are undoubtedly a large number of Lancashire businesses that are experiencing significant challenges at this moment in time. Most will be aware of the economic support packages that have been announced by Government, however many remain unclear as to which of the support packages they are eligible for or how to access them.

”Whilst much of the detail behind the various schemes is still being developed, there is a range of help and advice available to support businesses, and I would encourage them to make contact. 

“Even if questions are yet unable to be answered in relation to some of the Government support packages, help is on hand to provide practical advice and tips to improving the resilience of your business.”

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The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership is working with partner organisations to ensure there is a co-ordinated effort to help businesses survive these difficult times.

Steve said: ”The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership is acutely aware that it is currently extremely tough for businesses, but you are not alone.

“By working together, we are able to gain a better understanding not only of the challenges and needs of businesses, but also the obstacles encountered in accessing the economic support packages and those for whom there is currently no financial support available.  

“We are backing our businesses and will work with Government to rectify these issues in an attempt to minimise the long-term impact of Covid-19 on the Lancashire economy.”

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Further information on the help available can be found on the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership website and the Boost website.

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Are you a business owner who has used these resources? Let us know in the comments.

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