Coronavirus: Business Support

As you are all aware the ground is moving rapidly in respect to Covid-19 and the implications this will have for your business and the wider town centre and community. We wish to reassure our members that BID Leamington is here to support you. In the coming weeks, assessing and responding to this will be our primary concern and we welcome your feedback and support. This will also be the focus of the BID Board of Directors who will re-focus as a dedicated working group.

In the short term, we know that accessing financial support is an immediate priority. Please note that we are actively engaging with the Local Authority (Warwick District Council) and can advise that grant funding is being actively processed. Eligibility and registration details can be found here. We are also in contact with our MP and through The BID Foundation have direct contact with the UK Government, so we are also looking for your feedback to ensure the right kind of additional support is made available going forwards.

Key questions for us at this time are:

1. How this is impacting you, your business, staff and /or sector? e.g. trade, footfall, morale
2. What are the specific challenges you are facing at this time?
3. What support do you need?

Reflecting these questions, we would be grateful if you can complete this short 10 question surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RXTNWVF

Please do contact us directly to discuss your situation and plans as we are working on a range of ideas and we know that individual circumstances vary. You can email us on info@bidleamington.com or phone 01926 470634. The more you can tell us, the more we can do to focus our resources and help.

Please see the ‘News’ and ‘Blog’ posts below for the latest updates and information. 

Top Articles about Covid-19

GOV.UK & Information Update: 23rd April

GOV.UK & Information Update: 23rd April

Each week it feels like there is so much to update you on and we are conscious of the vast amounts of information you need to digest. Based on this we have tried to keep this update brief, but please reach out if you have any specific questions. 1.  Business Survey…...

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COVID-19 Information Update: 6 April

COVID-19 Information Update: 6 April

Please find below our latest update (April 6) which is based on GOV.UK updates, questions and conversations we have had over the past week. This is quite long, so please use the summary below to jump to the sections relevant to you. Our conversations have covered a...

BID Business Survey Results

BID Business Survey Results

The impact of Covid-19 on Leamington’s retail and leisure sector, with a particular focus on independent businesses – key findings from a business survey conducted between 04 April and 08 April 2020. Summary and key issues Similar to the tourism sector, the results...

Good News on Grants! Plus Additional Info

Good News on Grants! Plus Additional Info

Good news on Grants! Late this afternoon we received notification from Warwick District Council that they have begun the process of distributing grant funds, which is sooner than expected. Some businesses may also have received notification directly. We are advised...

WDC Registration Opens for Business Grants

WDC Registration Opens for Business Grants

Please be advised that Warwick District Council (WDC) have now posted a link online for businesses who are eligible for the government £10,000 and £25,000 grants to register their details here: ...

Resources are Focused on Business Support

Resources are Focused on Business Support

BID Leamington is focusing all of its resources on supporting the town centre with the impact of Coronavirus in light of recent announcements about business closures. As well as highlighting latest government guidance, including measures to help mitigate the financial...

COVID-19 Information Update: 23 March

COVID-19 Information Update: 23 March

You will be aware the government has recently announced (March 23) much tighter measures to limit movement and ensure safe distances between people over the coming weeks. Please read on to find more about this as well as other questions and considerations we have...

GOV.UK Information Update: 20 March

GOV.UK Information Update: 20 March

What a week. These are certainly unusual times, but open or closed, please be reassured we are working on ways to support our town centre, its businesses and the wider community – so please read on. This note includes the latest announcements and some emerging ideas....

Common Questions & Info: 19 March

Common Questions & Info: 19 March

After speaking to a number of you, we have attempted to answer some common questions below. We will update some of the answers as the relevant information comes available. Please note, this is generic advice and we recognise your individual circumstances may vary....

Business Update: 18 March

Business Update: 18 March

Like you, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and we appreciate that this will be impacting you, your business and staff in many different ways. We also understand that you have been facing a dizzying array of information, questions, uncertainty and...