Humber organisations join forces to support businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak

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David Talbot, CATCH CEO said – ‘In these very difficult and unprecedented times CATCH is pleased to be able to support the Humber LEP in co-ordinating the regional response to the impact of Coronavirus on industry.  There is help out there and its great to see local organisations coming together to support local businesses, with the Growth Hub being a key regional asset. I wish everyone in the Humber and West Yorkshire region all the very best and look forward to seeing the back of COVID-19 so we can get the economy back on track as quickly as possible’

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The Humber LEP, the four Humber Local Authorities and membership and business support organisations from across the Humber have joined forces to co-ordinate the local response to the economic impact of the coronavirus.

A new region-wide economic resilience group is now meeting weekly to pool information on the issues affecting businesses, share resources and ensure businesses can access support.

The Humber LEP is providing daily briefings on local and national support initiatives so that all organisations talking to Humber businesses have access to consistent and up-to-date information.

With the national support offer continuing to expand and change, the group is also collating issues and feeding them in to central government through the LEP, ensuring that the concerns of the region’s businesses are known in Whitehall.

In a joint statement, the group members said:

“The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented and extremely challenging situation for businesses across the Humber.

“We are working together to support Humber businesses through this difficult period and will do everything we can to ensure that they get the help they require.”

How to access business support

The central point of access for business support in the Humber region is the Humber Business Growth Hub.  The Growth Hub brings together information on all support initiatives and can answer questions and signpost to the most appropriate help.

To access support contact growth.hub@humberlep.org.

To keep up to date with the latest developments, visit the Growth Hub website at www.humbergrowthhub.org/covid-19

Group membership

Humber LEP

Humber Business Growth Hub

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Hull City Council

North East Lincolnshire Council

North Lincolnshire Council

CATCH

CBI

Chamber Acorn Fund

E-Factor Group Ltd

Federation of Small Businesses

For Entrepreneurs Only

Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce

Hull BID

Institute of Directors

Make UK

Marketing Humber

Sirius

Team Humber Marine Alliance

Lisa Buck

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