26/07/2021 Latest news and advice for businesses on COVID-19 and more from Wiltshire Council (see more)

23 July 2021
This newsletter provides updates on help and advice available locally for businesses.

Read back issues of this business newsletter (https://us5.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=2883905f726c9fc694bef8b9e&id=3850daa318)
Visit our COVID-19 page for our latest updates (http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/business-advice-support-covid19)
FAQs and the latest business advice for Step 4

We’re asking people to continue to be cautious and still do what they can to keep each other safe. From Monday, the majority of COVID restrictions were removed, but people should continue to reduce the risk of transmission and follow the recommended safety measures. To help you keep your staff and customers safe, we have created a series of FAQs that explain best practice.
Read the FAQs (https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wiltshire.gov.uk%2Fbusiness-advice-support-covid19&data=04%7C01%7CJack.Holdway%40wiltshire.gov.uk%7Cb9a38e030c67481f937308d94dd8949c%7C5546e75e3be14813b0ff26651ea2fe19%7C0%7C0%7C637626414862185025%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=dDTesyy1JRWlYU0cNmd4J4cYyAQG6xaWpqPdYFvVp7o%3D&reserved=0)
Get your business in shape for growth

The following programmes are delivered by SETsquared (https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.setsquared.co.uk%2F&data=04%7C01%7CJack.Holdway%40wiltshire.gov.uk%7C583fd84063eb41ff660608d94dbca383%7C5546e75e3be14813b0ff26651ea2fe19%7C0%7C0%7C637626294847175564%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Rz2wRp9f8qmanX3Afvs0KU5cW7lop9Ny%2FTxi%2FXkvvGE%3D&reserved=0)  and funded by the ERDF, and are offered free of charge to Swindon and Wiltshire business founders and teams.

Innovation workout for established businesses
This fast-paced and dynamic workout will help you to identify new areas for growth and innovation. It will give you the opportunity to consider different financial models, develop new and existing products as well as identify new revenue streams. The outcome will be a developed business model with a greater potential for investment and growth.
Upcoming dates:
* 20 and 21 September, online
* 15 and 16 November, online

Find out more and register. (https://bcn.to/x2V)

Entrepreneurs workout for early-stage, start-up companies
Lay strong foundations for a successful business, with this fast-paced and interactive workout. It will help you to develop all aspects of your business including your business model, value proposition, customer segmentation, channels for winning customers and revenue model. It culminates in the opportunity to pitch your business model to a panel of experts and speed mentoring giving you lots of valuable feedback on your business.
Upcoming dates:
* 4, 5 and 8 October (half days, online)

Find out more & register (https://bcn.to/x2W) .
Future Chippenham update

This week Cabinet approved a new Future Chippenham scheme based on feedback received during the recent public consultation on the distributor road route options.

This scheme is based on the southern section of the distributor road from the A4 through to the A350 junction at Lackham roundabout delivering between 3,800 to 4,200 new homes and associated infrastructure. This is still dependent on the sites being allocated in the Local Plan review and agreement from Homes England.

You can find out more about the feedback from the consultation and this new scheme in the Cabinet report which is available on our website (https://cms.wiltshire.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=141&MId=14111&Ver=4) .

We have also launched our Future Chippenham newsletter which will provide regular updates on the scheme. You can sign up to receive a copy direct to your inbox (https://mailchi.mp/fa3d04e4d1a7/update) .
Useful links

We are providing regular updates on the Coronavirus business support page (https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-coronavirus) on our website.
You can also follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/wiltscouncil) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WiltshireCouncil/) .
For central government updates follow:
* GOV.UK support for business (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/financial-support-for-businesses-during-coronavirus-covid-19)
* Public Health England (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england)
* NHS (https://www.nhs.uk/)