Business Support

Business Support

To find out what support is available to you including loans, tax relief and cash grants, use the business support finder.

The government’s Business Support Helpline number is freephone 0800 998 1098. It provides free, impartial business support and signposting services.

HR Support Forum

We have introduced a HR Support Forum for Lincolnshire businesses to gain access to FREE help with HR issues. Click here to visit the Forum.

To share your thoughts and experiences, please contact us:
marketing@lincs-chamber.co.uk
01522 523333

ChamberConnect

ChamberConnect is a series of interactive virtual events by the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce which have been designed to support businesses and their staff through the current Coronavirus crisis.

These events will allow you to learn, ask questions and stay up-to-date on a variety of topics which will be affecting your business at such an uncertain time.

Tune in via video conference app Zoom, available to download on any device.

Click here to watch past webinars.

ChamberConnect: Director Development – How to Engage your Team in Changing Times Workshop

Become a better managing director and learn how to engage your team with this FREE course. Funded by Collaboration 4 Growth (C4G) and presented by Charles Barnascone of Infinite Possibilities

Dates & times

This workshop is split into four parts, so you will be required to attend all days.

Wednesday 23rd September – 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Friday 25th September – 9:30am – 12:30pm
Monday 5th October – 9:30am – 12:30pm
Monday 12th October – 9:30am – 12:30pm

Register here

ChamberConnect: Imposter Syndrome Workshop

2nd & 21st October, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Zoom

Imposter Syndrome: aka “the Professional Wobble” affects almost everyone. Find out how to beat this toxic feeling!

Funded by Collaboration 4 Growth (C4G) and presented by Richard Askam, Andy Farrenden & Katy Taylor of 3Di – 3 degrees of innovation

Register here

ChamberConnect: Exporting Made Simple

7th October 2020, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Zoom

Free webinar with Mike Stokes from Exportential. Find out what your business needs to do to start exporting overseas and create successful international trade.

Register here

ChamberConnect: The End of Furlough is Nigh

7th October 2020, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Zoom

Free webinar presented by Oliver Tasker, Partner at Wilkin Chapman. Oliver will be discussing the current employment law issues that employers are facing with the end of furlough on 31 October.

Register here

ChamberConnect: Advanced Manufacturing – China Opportunities for UK Companies

8th October 2020, 10:00am – 11:00am, Zoom

Free webinar with David Gregory, China Market Business Adviser of the China Britain Business Council, Ian Patterson, Sales and Marketing Director of CoolLED Limited, and Jason Teng, partner in Potter Clarkson LLP.

Learn how to do business in China,  The Made in China 2025 strategy –key sectors and opportunities, how to protect your IP and more.

Register here

The latest Coronavirus updates and guidance

Updated Workplace Guidance has been published.

Hands Face Space – Additional PHE   resources supporting Hands Face Space   can be found here.

Bounce Back Plans – on 8 September, the Dept for International Trade announced a series of new measures to support businesses in the consumer and retail industry to export overseas as part of efforts to help the sector recover from Coronavirus. Click here for more information.

Coronavirus testing guidance for employers – Some employers may want to introduce their own internal testing programmes outside of the NHS Test and Trace service. This guidance will help them ensure that their testing programmes are as reliable and effective as possible.

Recovery Advice for Business gives small firms access to FREE advice from experts. Advice offered will include bespoke assistance in accountancy, legal, marketing and more. Read more here.

The Chancellor’s Summer Statement included support measures such as the Kickstart Scheme along with other employment and support schemes, a reduction on VAT to 5% for tourism and hospitality, the Eat Out to Help Out campaign and more. Click here to read more.

The government have released a list of countries you may visit from now on without having to self-isolate on return, which may be changing on a regular basis. Click here to read more and view the list.

The Lincolnshire Better Business for All Toolkit has many resources to help businesses become COVID-secure, resume trading safely and protect staff and customers as lockdown is eased. All information you need in one handy guide!

Jobcentre Plus provide support to employers and employees in redundancies. If you are a business owner or employee facing redundancy, click here.

Travellers on public transport in England, must wear mouth and nose coverings.

Westfield Health have released free guides to help you with issues such as controlling worry, staying active, back care, sleep and rest, and more. Download here.

Get more advice and business support

Visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub

Coronavirus Advice Hub