Sheffield’s leading business networks and support organisations join together to help the local business community during COVID-19

10th March 2020

In addition to the serious implications on people's health and the healthcare services, coronavirus (COVID-19) has had significant impact on businesses and the economy, and will continue to do so for many months and years ahead.

Sheffield’s leading business networks and support organisations are therefore working together to help address the issues local businesses are now facing and into the future. The Sheffield Covid-19 Business Response Group was formed to help identify the needs of the local community and raise awareness about the support and resources available to businesses across the Sheffield city region.

Alexis Krachai, Managing Director of Counter Context and Vice President of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said:

“Covid-19 is impacting on every business and every community. As we individually follow guidance and rules about social distancing it is equally important we come together professionally and politically. Together we can help reduce the immediate impacts of the virus on local businesses and then work to rebuild a stronger economy and stronger communities.

“The Sheffield Covid-19 Business Response Group is about recognising that the business community and local government can and must work together in new ways.”

The group is a collaborative partnership between Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield City Region, Sheffield Digital, Sheffield Property Association, Sheffield Business Together, the Institute of Directors and the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire.

The current most comprehensive advice and guidance for Sheffield businesses can be found at: www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/coronavirus-support-for-business

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