Support for Welsh Food and Drink Manufacturers Launched

Food Innovation Wales has launched a tool kit of useful templates and links to support Welsh food and drink manufacturers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Developed in collaboration with the Food & Drink Wales Industry Board, the resource includes over 20 templates which companies can use including observation checklists, visitor and return to work questionnaires, change of use guidance, contingency planning and measures to take when restarting a factory following shutdown. To use the Food Innovation Wales COVID-19 tool kit, visit: To contact Food Innovation Wales for support, please contact: North WalesFood Technology Centre, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai:Paul Roberts: 07810 647432 /

Business leaders in North Wales Call for £3m SME Hardship Fund

Business leaders in North Wales are calling for a new £3 million hardship fund to be set up provide urgent help for companies who don’t qualify for any of the emergency Covid-19 support. The plea has come from the North Wales and Mersey Dee Business Council, the umbrella body for the private sector in the region, who say many firms are falling through the cracks and are on the verge of going bust. Read the full press release here:

Tourism in the COVID-19 crisis webinar

North Wales Tourism has partnered with Equator to bring you a webinar with key actions to focus on in the coming weeks. The webinar will take place on Friday 15th May at 11am and will last 30 minutes with questions at the end. Webinar was recorded if you missed it you can view here Members can dial in but are encouraged to register with name, email and company, those who register will receive a travel whitepaper. Who is Equator? We are a top 5 independent digital transformation agency helping clients like Virgin Active, AXA, IHG, Village Hotels, Butlins, Hotel du Vin and Malmaison take on tomorrow.  Speaker is Martin Jordan, Director […]

North Wales holiday cottage owners praised for generous response to coronavirus crisis

North Wales holiday cottage owners praised for generous response to coronavirus crisis

Key workers in North Wales are praising the generosity of North Wales holiday cottage owners who are housing NHS and other frontline workers free of charge. The holiday cottage owners, whose usual rental income has been completely wiped out by the coronavirus lockdown, have generously donated accommodation to workers who need to self-isolate away from elderly or vulnerable family members in their own homes. Ciando poster for keyworker guests The Ciando accommodation scheme was launched by Menter Môn, a not-for-profit company which works to support rural communities across North Wales. Dafydd Gruffyd, managing director of Menter Môn said: “On the one hand, we were aware of an increasing number of […]

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Business Interruption Insurance Clarity

FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) seeks legal clarity on business interruption insurance alongside package of measures to help consumers and small businesses. This a very welcome move by the FCA for those disputing their Business Interruption cover.

BEIS Webinars

You may already be aware, but just in case……please see below details of 2 webinars from the UK Govt Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). These are free of charge and questions are welcome in advance. They will incorporate advice on additional support available in Wales.   Webinar: Financial support for small businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19) Register to join a free webinar hosted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy at 11am on Tuesday 5 May to find out how small business can access the coronavirus business support measures that have been made available to UK businesses.   The webinar will cover:   Eligibility for small […]

Apply for the coronavirus Future Fund

The Future Fund will provide UK government loans to UK-based companies ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, subject to at least equal match funding from private investors. These convertible loans may be a suitable option for businesses that rely on equity investment and are unable to access the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme. The scheme will be delivered in partnership with the British Business Bank. The scheme will launch in May 2020.

Business Insurance Guidance on Covid-19

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) members has provided the following guidance on the common questions relating to insurance and other business issues which includes: How does business insurance work?What is business interruption insurance?How do businesses purchase business interruption cover?What do business interruption policies generally cover?Does standard business interruption insurance provide cover for businesses who are not able to operate due to the effects of COVID-19?Does a ‘notifiable disease’ extension to business interruption cover my business for COVID-19?Are there any other extensions to business interruption that may provide cover?