From jamie goodwin | Monday 23 March 2020
Humber LEP, four local authorities and business support organisations co-ordinating response to the economic impact of Covid-19.
Major Humber organisations are joining forces to support businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak.
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 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.”
The group is made up of the Humber LEP, Humber Business Growth Hub, East Riding 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.
The central point of access for business support in the Humber region is the Humber Business Growth Hub, which brings together information on all support initiatives and can answer questions and signpost to the most appropriate help.