The West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership are committed to supporting the region’s residents and businesses through Covid-19. Our focus is on rebuilding a strong and inclusive economy and enabling regional businesses to deliver sustainable clean and green measures to improve quality of life for all in the West of England.
We have introduced a range of support measures to help businesses adapt to the new economic landscape and improve resilience, as well as support for residents to develop new skills, training and employment opportunities.
We are actively helping businesses through:
- Our dedicated business support service, the West of England Growth Hub, provides the latest information and guidance on business support, as well as access to services and support programmes. Our team of Enterprise Executives offers up to 12 hours free one-to-one business support. Visit wearegrowth.co.uk for more.
- New business support initiatives such as our Business Innovation Fund, Trading Better Online and our Accountancy Support Programme, which aim to help businesses build their financial resilience, innovate and adopt best practice, and boost their productivity.
- Adapting our business support and skills programmes to reflect the changing needs of businesses during this unprecedented time. This includes Creative Scale Up, Mentoring for Growth and Workforce for the Future.
- Ensuring public transport is in place to support key workers and others who need to travel with a Coronavirus Travel Advice page.
Our Regional Recovery Taskforce, led by West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, has put together a Regional Recovery Plan to drive economic recovery.
It outlines how we will harness our region’s creativity and diversity to protect and secure jobs, while building back greener and creating opportunities for all residents to share in the recovery.