Kerry Carruthers, Chief Exec
About Kerry Carruthers, Chief Exec
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As you know, we have been working with Meercat Associates on our Cost Saving initiatives.
As part of the National BID Buying Group, they have put together a framework of trusted suppliers and guide prices for Business Readiness products which includes a range of PPE and hand sanitizers.
Yorkshire Coast BID businesses are eligible to purchase through this scheme.
Meercat Associates will handle all of your enquiries direct and provide advice and guidance on pricing, distribution and importantly, they have conducted quality checks on all of their suppliers to ensure you get the very best product for you and your employees.
You can email Meercat Associates direct via email@example.com and they will explain the process in detail and you can book an appointment for them to visit you from the middle of July.
As the current situation progresses we are working with our board of directors to form a cohesive strategy on how together, we can businesses bounce back!
Below you can find information on the discretionary grants available via your local authority, support available from Yorkshire in Business and find out more about our two new projects, getting ready to launch in the coming weeks.
PPE- National Buying Group
Our partnership with Meercat Associates on our Cost Saving initiatives has been gaining momentum and savings have been identified of just short of £30,000 to date, exceeding the investment that we have made so far.
Part of the National BID Buying Group, Meercat Associates have been pricing and quality checking suppliers who can provide the best quality PPE equipment and they have finalised their guide prices for Business Readiness products which includes a range of PPE and hand sanitizers.
Yorkshire Coast BID businesses are eligible to purchase through this scheme. Meercat Associates will handle all of your enquiries direct and provide advice and guidance on pricing and distribution.
Email Meercat Associates direct via firstname.lastname@example.org and they will explain the process in detail and you can book an appointment for them to visit you from the middle of July.
Interactive Family High Street Initiative
Next week we will be inviting businesses to register to be part of a national campaign starting in July which will encourage families back to explore our high streets.
If you are a shop owner that can display a window graphic no higher than 1m off the ground, please get in touch immediately by emailing us here and we will provide you with more details of the campaign prior the official launch.
East Riding Businesses - Resources Grant
The Love Your High Street fund has been expanded to allow businesses to apply for items to help them safely reopen in line with government advice – i.e. installation of perspex barriers.
To find out more, please apply directly to Love Your High Street by visiting their site here.
Discretionary Business Grant
If you are a small/micro businesses that were not eligible for the government Business Support grants, you may be able to apply for the new discretionary scheme via your local authority.
Please see the links for the authority in your area:
Social Distancing Support Materials
We have developed a range of support material for businesses to use instore. These include:
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To download them, please visit our resources section on our website.
You will also find the HSE Checklist – use this to give your customers and employees the confidence to return by displaying visibly within your business,
Yorkshire in Business My B&B Workshops
Yorkshire In Business has partnered with Tina Boden; the Micro Business Expert and also known as the B&B Keeper to bring you My B&B and ME! There are multiple dates available – book your space via Eventbrite HERE which is designed for B&B, Guest Houses and Small Hotels.
Funding has been provided to local authorities by the government to make public spaces safer to encourage residents and visitors back into our towns and high streets. We are currently reviewing match funding opportunities for the BID to support this activity, but if you are worried about a problem in your immediate area, please contact us directly and we will make recommendations to the board for consideration.
From Adversity to Recovery - New Business Mentorship
All businesses are entitled to a free mentorship from the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub and will receive a one-to-one meeting online to discuss your business and current situation, look at challenges and opportunities as well as providing additional resources such as survival budgets and business plans.
To register your place, click here.
Up-to-date Government announcements and resources can be found on our website
Visit our COVID-19 page and you can access links directly from the government with advice and guidance relating to grants, precautions and resources.
Vulnerable or at risk people can now refer themselves for support from @NHSVolResponder to access help with:
🛒 Collecting shopping, medication & essential supplies
📞Check-in and chat phone calls
Call 0808 196 3646 to make a referral #NationalVolunteeringWeek @NHSuk pic.twitter.com/qeTz133sjf— HM Government North (@HMGNorth) June 4, 2020