Following the message you received last week from the Department for International Trade's central office we wanted to contact you with some information about regional support schemes available for businesses in the North West. 

At the Department for International Trade, North West we want to reinforce the message that we are here to help your business as best we can during these unprecedented times.

Our staff are in the process of contacting clients across the North West to find out how you have been effected by the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss where we're able to support. If you have any specific issues you feel your Adviser can support you with please do get in touch by phoning 0333 320 0392 or emailing info@tradenw.org.

You can keep up to date with official information and advice on all government schemes to support businesses and their employees by visiting www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support.
You can also find guidance for financial support from UK Export Finance here.

Regional Resources

Below are a number of regional resources available to businesses.

Cheshire & Warrington
The Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub
C&W LEP are offering telephone and video conference meetings and publishing a bespoke newsletter.
E: support@candwgrowthhub.co.uk
Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership
Cumbria LEP has resources and guidance to help businesses mitigate the impacts including a Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG).
E: info@thecumbrialep.co.uk
Boost Business Lancashire
Boost, Lancashire’s Growth Hub, has set up a dedicated team offering resilience tips and connection to specialist advisers. Services include a to do list, virtual drop-in session and impact survey under their #AskForHelp campaign.
T: 0800 488 0057

Liverpool City Region's Growth Platform
Liverpool LEP Growth Platform has compiled a suite of resources and support including a 10 step guide to making your business as resilient as possible.
E: info@growthplatform.org
T: 0151 227 2727

Greater Manchester
Business Growth Hub
The Business Growth Hub has developed a range of resources including 10 steps to take and a series of live webinars with expert speakers from private and public sector organisations discussing the key challenges facing business.
E: BGH@growthco.uk
T: 0161 359 3050

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