Free Covid support given to hundreds of Bradford district small businesses

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Bradford Council has supported over 200 small businesses through a free initiative designed to help manage the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions.

The Bradford District Microbusiness Support scheme offers bespoke advice and support through telephone one-to-ones with experts from a local consultancy, Insight with Passion.

The programme has proved to be invaluable for many small businesses across the district, helping to enhance their online marketing, social media, customer service, and staff wellbeing.

Since November 2020, 80 bespoke one-to-one sessions have been delivered free to the local firms.

Business specialists have run seven online workshops covering topics such as small business finances, business resilience, customer service, branding and collaboration.

A dedicated website contains useful information, tips and resources on government support, finance, marketing and human resources, along with details of other sources of business support.

Bookings for one-to-one calls are available any day of the week, including evenings and weekends to ensure as many businesses as possible can access the support.

Advisors are available with business advice and solutions, in addition to supporting the wellbeing of small business owners and providing moral support.

Bradford District Microbusiness Support has been funded and commissioned by Bradford Council and run by Insight with Passion, the business transformation experts.

Insight with Passion works across the UK and internationally, supporting clients in retail, manufacturing, hospitality and travel, with leading consumer insight and strategic advice.

The next series of free online workshops will take place June and July 2021, with the first one scheduled for Wednesday, 9 June from 6pm-7.15pm. Book your place now

Bradford district small businesses can request one-to-one support by visiting or calling 07909 171771.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Bradford Council has also supported local businesses with over £200m of business grants and offers advice and support through its economic development wing, Invest In Bradford.