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11/10/2021 Latest news and advice for businesses on COVID-19 from Wiltshire Council (see more)

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Business news - Coronavirus update from Wiltshire Council.
8 October 2021
This newsletter provides updates on help and advice available locally for businesses.

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Visit our COVID-19 page for our latest updates
Help to Grow: your businessThe government-backed Help to Grow: Management course has opened the door to growth for thousands of business leaders.

Delivered by leading UK business schools accredited to the Small Business Charter, Help To Grow: Management includes 50 hours of in-depth training, one-to-one business mentoring, and the opportunity to grow your business, fast.

The 12-week programme costs just £750 and is 90% subsidised by the Government. You can take part around your existing work commitments and access learning through a blend of online and face-to-face sessions.

Aimed at senior leaders in small and medium businesses, the course covers strategies for growth and innovation, leading high-performance teams and digital adoption, as well as financial management and responsible business practices. You will hear from inspirational business leaders and learn alongside local peers, with access to a national alumni network.

By the end of the programme you will develop a tailored business growth plan to increase productivity and grow your revenue, and help take your business to the next level.

Find out more and sign up to a course near you

The Employment and Skills Service at Wiltshire Council is searching for stories to celebrate Wiltshire employers!

Do you have an apprentice, a kickstart placement or somebody who has volunteered in your business?

We would love to talk to you and share your positive stories on Work Wiltshire with the student community and young people (on our @young_workwiltshire Instagram page) in Wiltshire to inspire and engage more people in to education, employment and training.

Please email Catherine.brooks@wiltshire.gov.uk if you would like to discuss.

Don’t miss your chance to have your say on the Climate Strategy consultationThe consultation on our Climate Strategy and Our Natural Environment Plan, the Green-Blue Infrastructure Strategy, ends on Sunday 17 October, so please ensure you have your say before it’s too late.

The Climate Strategy will shape the next five years of our efforts to reduce our carbon emissions as we aim to become carbon neutral by 2030, and businesses and industry will have a big role to play, so it’s really important that you let us know your views.

Find out more and have your say
The Journey to Net Zero – join a virtual conferenceWith COP26 climate talks happening in less than a month, join the FSB on Tuesday 2 November 2021 for a free online conference designed just for small business owners.

The conference will look at the significant role your business plays in the transition to Net Zero, why urgent action is needed to adapt and how you can get started your journey.

You’ll hear from leading expert names in Government, regulation and policy making, as well as other small businesses who have taken steps towards Net Zero and seen real benefits to their businesses.

Find out more and book your place

Vaccines are our best protection this winter

It’s easy for us to pass on COVID-19 or flu viruses without knowing. The flu virus kills almost 11,000 people and hospitalises tens of thousands more in England in an average year.

This winter there are two essential vaccines you’ll need to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Find out if you’re eligible
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We are providing regular updates on the Coronavirus business support page on our website.
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