As a business, you’re likely to be facing a number of challenges as a result of either the COVID-19 coronavirus itself or the preventative measures brought in to control it. To help support their clients and prospective clients, Towergate have launched their free COVID-19 Information Centre, which can be found at https://www.towergate.com/covid-19-updates Here you can

SSW has adapted delivery of its training provision to continue to support small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). SSW is a programme developed to upskill employees in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. SSW provides funded, recognised and accredited skills training to enhance employees’ skills, increase the competitiveness of businesses and help to boost the local economy. Delivered

Local Business Assured Systems from Stone have released a product to help business prevent the spread of Covid-19 for staff and clients and address potential upcoming government guidelines to get the economy back to work. Assured Systems has listened to the needs of their existing clients and released an innovative automated digital hand sanitizer and

Cheadle based contract cleaning and janitorial supplies company, Moorland Contract Group, are urging businesses to prepare for the phased return to work following the Covid19 lockdown. To help, Moorland Contract Group has put together a post-lockdown hygiene schedule to cover all areas. They have also put together packs of products to ensure that everyone stays

Staffordshire-based corporate video agency Humanoid Productions are donating their time and expertise during the lockdown period to support NHS England.  Commissioned by the NHS, Humanoid’s internal video campaign will support frontline and isolated NHS staff across the East of England.  Released as a series of video briefings, the campaign offers self-care, health and wellbeing guidance

The #StokeonTrentTogether network, created by VAST and Stoke-on-Trent City Council, accepts requests for, and offers of support for local voluntary sector groups and vulnerable people living in the city, acting as a ‘broker’ or Volunteer Matching service, placing volunteers into available opportunities. The response so far has been huge with over 1,000 offers of support.

A total of £16m in government funding will help to support immediate pressures on city council services during the coronavirus outbreak. Stoke-on-Trent City Council has received the funding in two phases from government, but has warned that the money will not be enough to cover all of the work that needs to be done. Council

A Keele student collecting essential toiletries to help vulnerable people across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent has received over 3,300 donations. Victoria Black, a final year Children’s Nursing student, set up The Keele Beauty Bank in 2018 after being inspired by her placement on a paediatric ward during her course. Here, Victoria helped care for a family

JCB’s ‘Food for our Communities’ initiative today served up a major milestone as the 10,000th meal was despatched from the company’s kitchens for those in need in Staffordshire. Since the launch of the scheme – the idea of Carole Bamford, wife of JCB Chairman Lord Bamford – catering staff at the World HQ in Rocester