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Coronavirus information and support

Information and advice for businesses, including advice about available grants

Brexit

Find out the latest details and support on our Brexit support for businesses page.

Warwick District Council Enterprise Team

We can provide business support for existing and new businesses. If you are thinking about starting a new business and want to find out what help and advice is available contact the Enterprise Team at Althorpe Enterprise Hub. 

The Enterprise Team can also provide practical support offering business premises for new or early start ups. Serviced offices are available on 3 month notice licences and there is the option of hot-desking.

Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP)

CWLEP is a locally owned partnership between local businesses, authorities, education providers, the FSB and the Chamber of Commerce. It plays a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs. CWLEP Website.

CW Growth Hub

The Growth Hub is a central support and brokerage organisation, working with businesses on a range of issues including skills, innovation, property, planning, access to finance and international trade.

The CW Growth Hub's team of experienced account managers have worked with a wide range of businesses to support growth, create jobs and increase turnover and profitably. CW Growth Hub website.

Find it in CW

Find it in CW is a new business opportunities website, exclusive to businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire, which:

  • facilitates access to supply chain opportunities
  • has functionality to find a local supplier
  • upload a contract or tender opportunity
  • gives access to procurement workshops, business support events and Meet-the-Buyer events for major infrastructure projects.

Registration is free. Visit the Find it in CW website

Warwickshire County Council

Visit the county council website for business services and advice.

Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s Business Support Team offers a range of business services.

Federation of Small Businesses

FSB members can use the following contact details for assistance: 

  • Legal Helpline Tel: 08450 727 727 
  • Financial Helpline Tel: 08000 193 633
  • FSB Website

University of Warwick and Coventry University

For more information on the help available, and contact details see the following

Jobcentre Plus (JCP)

Providing support with your individual staffing issues and access to a Rapid Response service for businesses making redundancies.

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

ACAS provides advice and guidance on all legal issues connected to business restructuring, alternatives to redundancy or the legislation regarding making redundancies, ensuring the principles of good practice are applied to the way all staff are treated.

  • General Helpline: 08457 474747
  • Contact No. for West Midlands based ACAS Advisers is 08457 38 37 36
  • ACAS Website

International Trade - Open to Export

This is a community driven service to help small and medium size businesses looking to expand their business internationally. It provides access to advice and support from specialists, enabling you to grow your business overseas. Open to Export website.

CUE Business Solutions

Free business support programme for businesses that are either pre start-up or have been registered for less than 12 months and are based in Coventry or Warwickshire. Contact Lindsey Martin on lmartin@cueltd.co.uk for further information or to register.

GOV.UK

Advice and services are available online at Gov.uk - the government's website. Support is focussed on helping businesses to start up, develop and grow and is supported by a Helpline: 0845 600 9006 (9am - 6pm Monday to Friday).