Support from members

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During these difficult times, it’s important that Lincolnshire businesses come together to lend each other support.

Some of our Chamber members have fantastic initatives in place, see them by clicking their buttons below. If you have any questions about their offered services, please contact them directly.

 

Do you have something you would like to add?
Please email us on marketing@lincs-chamber.co.uk or call us on 01522 523333.

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Make sure to visit our full Coronavirus Advice Hub for the latest information on financial aid, business support and more.

Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire Amica HR Begbies Traynor CPD Consultancy Custodia

DBS Internet Marketing Hays Lincolnshire Co-op PAB Languages PCW Consulting Group

Reach plc St Barnabas Hospice Visual Print and Design Westfield Health

Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire

Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire are working hard in these unprecedented times to support their customers.

All current initiatives:

Fundraising

They are fundraising to support their project Emergency Coronavirus Appeal.

Donate here

Vitals for Veterans

Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire are delivering FREE “Vitals” wellbeing packs to veterans in need of support across the county.

The packs will contain items such as tea, coffee, basic foods, treats, puzzle books, and more!

They are also looking for volunteers that would like to deliver a pack in their local area. Can you help?

Order a pack or offer to volunteer

Helpline

Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire are extending their opening hours for telephone enquiries to 7 days a week on 03455 564 144.

As part of a bigger network there is Silver Line – a phone number older people can call any time of the day or night for information, advice, friendship or support –  0800 470 80 90

Community groups

They are also working alongside the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum to share their services and support offering among the community groups that have been established.

Contact Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire

Amica HR

Lincoln-based HR experts Amica HR are urging employers to stay in daily contact with staff who have been asked to work from home or have moved into self-isolation.

To help business owners and managers during this difficult time, they have put together a list of FAQs for employers regarding self-isolation, sick pay, reducing hours and in extreme cases, lay-offs.

Download Amica HR's FAQs

Begbies Traynor

Many companies, partnerships, and sole trader businesses simply do not have the financial breathing space to manage an emergency cash flow situation – and this is the threat that COVID-19 is posing to businesses across the country in a wide variety of industries and sectors.

So how can your business cope from the imminent financial impact of this coronavirus? Begbies Traynors are here to advice you.

Begbies Traynor have put together an extensive FREE guide to advise you on how your business can cope with the imminent financial impact.

If you would like specialist advice on any aspect of business rescue, turnaround, or possible recovery methods, the experts at Begbies Traynor are here to provide free advice and support.

For a free confidential discussion with one of our experts advisers contact lincoln@btguk.com

Read the guide

CPD Consultancy

 

We believe that a person who has seen their income reduced/ disappear deserves access to support as much as a person who needs to lead/ work differently, whilst coping with unprecedented demand on themselves and their organisation.

If we can balance the necessity of £££ with ‘adding value’ where it’s needed; take a chance on people; work together and share the load then we truly believe that more of us will come through this and we will Thrive Together.

We want to do the right thing in spite of what’s happening, so stay safe, stay well and please keep thriving!

We have put together packages to help local businesses in need:

Emergency Thrive Package

– Executive, personal and/ or team coaching

– Thrive Sprints- setting up people-led rapid improvement

– Development programmes around leadership, mindset, resilience

– People/ HR consultancy expertise

– Innovative Lumina Spark/ Lumina Emotion psychometric tool, to understand how you react when over-extended.

We will agree what’s in your personalised Emergency Thrive Package (need) alongside what’s fair (levels of demand for CPD’ers.) There will be no expectation to pay at this point.

Top-Up Thrive Package

Alternatively, are you a business owner/ leader affected by COVID-19 in terms of unprecedented demand (e.g. supermarkets, health & social care), and right now your people need support?

If so, we (CPD) are offering to work with you to provide the services detailed above in a way that is right for you. Your Top-Up Thrive Package will be there to keep you going. We will agree what’s in the package (need) and levels of demand on CPD’ers. And then we will start delivering without delay.

Download the full package information by clicking here.

Contact CPD Consultancy:

07855 125835 / cpdconsultancygroup@gmail.com

Custodia Continuity

Suddenly working remotely, but is your data secure? Free audit offer

It’s a worrying time to be running a business – Coronavirus is threatening global shutdowns and everyone is unsure over what they should be doing to protect their customers, their staff and themselves.

The advice to send your workforce to work from home is excellent, but the challenges of redeploying your colleagues can be significant, as are the consequences of getting it wrong. The potential for data being misplaced or stolen along the way is high – one lost thumb drive, an insecure network or maybe just a toddler spilling a drink on a laptop!

Custodia offer first class support to create safe working environments online, ultra-secure backups and storage of your essential data, continuity planning to make sure nothing takes you by surprise and of course, we manage the much needed data-protection to reassure your clients that they (and their data) are safe doing business with you.

We are offering a free advice service to Chamber members to guide and support you to successfully move staff to working remotely and to advise you regarding your security and continuity.

If you then decide you would like us to work with you, we are offering a 40% discount on all our products and fees to ensure you can stay safe in these trying times, without breaking the (already stretched) bank.

Give us a call and let us provide some free advice and guidance to help you stay secure, and to take the worry out of the next steps to take to keep your company safely in business.

Contact Custodia

DBS Internet Marketing

DBS Internet Marketing Offering FREE Website and Internet Marketing Support to Lincolnshire Businesses During Pandemic

How businesses perform online over the next few weeks and months could make a huge difference to their future.

That is why we are sending out a series of free, regular articles offering marketing tips and advice to help get through the crisis, which you can sign up for here, and which are written especially for this situation. The articles are completely free, and we are writing and sending them out regularly.

We are also offering a free review of your online presence, which will be carried out by an experienced and qualified member of the DBS team who you can call and chat to on 01522 811688.

Contact DBS Internet Marketing

With people unable to move around freely and to visit businesses in person, the internet has suddenly become even more important than it was before. Not only is your online presence a shop window, right now it could be your only shop window.

If your business doesn’t have a strong online presence, the chances are that you are going to struggle, not just now, but when all of this is over. This situation is going to change people’s behaviours.

When reviewing your online presence, we won’t just pull an automated report on your website, instead, a human being from our team will analyse your online presence, including factors such as:

– The look and feel of your website.
– The wording on your website.
– How easy your website is to navigate.
– Whether your website is secure and mobile friendly
– How prominent you are on Google.
– What people are searching for that is relevant to you.

– Your presence on social media.
– Whether you can monitor the traffic visiting your site.
– What else you could be doing online to promote your business.

We will explain our findings on the phone with you and make suggestions and recommendations on what could be improved to give your business the best possible chance, not only in the current circumstances but also afterwards when everything gets back to normal.

It may be that small changes or a few tweaks could make a huge difference to your business. We often find that by getting us, people from outside your business, to take a look at what you’re doing, we can pick up on things that you hadn’t considered because you are so close to your own business.

So, for a free review of your online presence, give us a call today on and to receive our free tips and advice, please sign up to our newsletter.

Hays

To enable all organisations transition effectively to home working and support their own staff we have launched HAYS THRIVE; this is a totally FREE OF CHARGE platform designed to support you and your staff during the current crisis.

This new online Learning Management System enables you to keep a healthy, happy and engaged workforce.

Hays Thrive comprises of three core elements with personal well-being at the forefront:

Remote professional excellence training – helps your team to better deal with change, plan their days and thrive as a remote workforce

Best your best self – well-being courses covering everything from yoga to stress management

Your health and safety – courses to help your team take steps to ensure their home working environment is safe and hygienic

These interactive packages don’t just deliver information, but provide practical tips and advice including quizzes, videos and tools making them engaging and memorable.

To start your FREE journey in supporting your workforce please contact me or sign up at www.hayslearning.co.uk

Lincolnshire Co-op

Like everyone else in the country, the Lincolnshire Co-op are incredibly proud of our NHS and want to show all the workers how much we appreciate them. That’s why we’re launching a campaign to raise funds for our local NHS charities.

Donations will be split between:

– United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Funds
– The Health Tree Foundation (Northern Lincolnshire & Goole)
– Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust (Kings Lynn)

Here’s how you can get involved…

You can donate at the till at all Lincolnshire Co-op food stores and pharmacies, simply ask when in branch doing your usual shopping or collecting a prescription.

You can use all normal payment methods – and you can even donate your dividend.

In total there’s £4.5m of unspent dividend out there on dividend cards – why not check your balance and see what you could donate!

Just tell our colleagues in store if you’d like to contribute.

PAB Languages

Foreign Staff Communications – Employer to Employer

Considering the current extremely challenging climate we want to support each other within the business community as much as we can.

If you need fast and accurate language communication services including staff well-being messages as well as new hygiene, health and safety information and announcements – call us on 07799772360.

While we are working from home for the next few weeks, we brought all our departments together, to focus on helping people to communicate messages with their foreign staff and associates accurately and fast. We have lifted our charges for 24 hrs turnaround service: https://www.pabsema4.co.uk/free-translation-quote

We are ourselves an employer with many staff working currently from home and we want to help others over the coming days and weeks while ensuring we can protect our people.

Thank you all for your business and support as we all face this unprecedented situation. We hope everybody keeps well and safe.

Contact PAB Languages

PCW Consulting Group

Currently many businesses will be facing two options;
put everything on hold and just hope that the COVID-19 storm passes quickly, or adapt.

While the former is tempting, as instinct tells us to run or hide from scary situations, adapting is the only way to ensure continuity and success in the long run.

With that in mind, PCW Consulting Group’s mission is to support organisations and their people through times of transformational change.

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.

This is why PCW’s team of experienced advisors, and most of whom, have been SME founders & owners themselves, are on-hand to deliver personalised, jargon-free, high-impact solutions which are very much geared to the SME market.

PCW understands that every business is unique and will have different priorities during this time.

To help you during this difficult time, PCW offers a FREE initial consultation, with the utmost confidentiality assured.

Book your FREE initial consultation

Since lockdown began Reach have given away more than £1.5m of free advertising to help support firms across the UK.

To support businesses at this crucial time, Reach – publishers of Lincolnshire Live and the Lincolnshire Echo, have launched their #IAmOpen initiative. This new campaign is designed to help businesses let their customers know that they’re both open for business and ‘Covid-secure’.

Visit local.reachsolutions.co.uk/iamopen and let us know which free services and discounted offers would make a real difference to your business right now.

Find out more

St Barnabas Hospice

St Barnabas Hospice has launched an urgent appeal for funds as they continue to care for the most vulnerable.

They have announced that they could lose £1,000,000 over the next three months, which is the equivalent of 20 weeks of care.

Please donate to this worthwhile cause if you can. The easiest way to make a donation is by visiting www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/crisis.

Donate now

St Barnabas Hospice has opened a special helpline in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

This new bereavement helpline will be open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm, as well as Monday and Wednesday evenings until 8pm.

Counsellors will provide a listening ear as well as hints and tips on how to stay calm or manage anxiety, and how to pay respects to a loved one when a funeral cannot take place in the usual way.

The helpline will support people who are grieving from a death of any cause, not just the coronavirus. People do not need to have used the St Barnabas services before to access it.

Call: 0300 303 1897

Find out more

Visual Print and Design

Visual Print and Design are offering a special, discounted rate on their design, print and distribution services.

This reduced rate will be available for small businesses in Lincoln and the surrounding areas that needs to get their message to people in the community who may not have access to online communication channels.

Contact Visual Print and Design

During the lockdown, Visual Print & Design have been helping organisations distribute business-critical communications through print as well as helping local businesses continue trading.

We’ve also been researching and investing in print solutions to allow companies to operate during and post the lockdown safely as well as get their message out to the community.

Inform your customers, employees and visitors about the measurements in your premises and demonstrate how your business is helping to defeat COVID-19.

Download the brochure

Westfield Health

Access free guides to living and working during the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 has brought significant changes to the way we live and work, and the rapidly changing situation can make it hard to keep up with the latest news and advice.

We’re creating a series of guides with lots of resources and ideas to support businesses and their people.

These free guides are now available for you to download.

Download the guides
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