Support for businesses

Recovery advice and useful links for business

Recovery Advice for Business Scheme

The Recovery Advice for Business scheme, supported by the government and hosted on the Enterprise Nation website, gives small firms access to free, one-to-one advice with an expert adviser to help them through the coronavirus pandemic and to prepare for long-term recovery. Thousands of expert professional and business services advisers are on hand to offer free advice until 31 December. Small and medium sized businesses can sign up, take the diagnostic tool and access support. Advice will focus on key areas:

  • accounting and finance
  • people and building a team
  • planning, strategy and pivoting
  • marketing, PR and social media
  • technology and digital tools.

Find out more on the gov.uk website or get started today at enterprisenation.com/freesupport

You can find more information here:

Other useful links

Please refer to the links below to obtain information and advice on your business:

Small Business Federation
ACAS
Prince’s Trust
Business in the Community
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

British Business Bank

As part of the wider business support package, businesses can find finance options with the British Business Bank in six easy steps.

The British Business Bank is 100% government owned but independently managed. It brings expertise and government money to the smaller business finance markets. The British Business Bank doesn't lend or invest directly. Instead, it works with over 130 partners such as banks, leasing companies, venture capital funds and web-based platforms.

To apply for a loan, businesses will be asked to answer six questions and this will help to generate a list of finance options that could be suitable for that business to consider. You can read about the six questions on the British Buisness Bank website.