Weekly Let's Talk Business Enewsletters

The Cheshire West and Chester Business Growth Team produce a weekly enewsletter which has the latest local business news, events and support programmes.

Below are previous editions (from April 2020 onwards).

 

April - June 2020 newsletters

April 2020

  • w/c 30 April - highlights the new 'CH' Community App along with details of Cheshire and Warrington COVID-19 Response Fund.
  • w/c 6 April - highlights an urgent call for businesses to provide their bank details for those who eligible for a business grant as part of a range of COVID-19 support.
  • w/c 13 April - highlights an urgent call for businesses to provide their bank details for those who eligible for a business grant as part of a range of COVID-19 support.
  • w/c 20 April - highlights a new Digital High Street Map for Chester along with some good news for online retailer The Stripes Company.
  • 22 April - special edition of newsletter highlighting time running out for eligible businesses to apply COVID business rate grants
  • w/c 27 April - highlights details of the new Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan scheme along with good news for Chester-based Intilery.

May 2020

  • w/c 4 May - highlights the announcement from government on the new discretionary business rates grant along with a good news story submitted by Northwich based, Flexim Instruments.
  • w/c 11 May - highlights a new Digital High Street Map for Chester along with some good news for online retailer The Stripes Company.
  • w/c 18 May - highlights the launch of Cheshire West and Chester Council's Discretionary Business Grant Scheme along with details of Marketing Cheshire's Retail Sector Webinar.
  • w/c 25 May - highlights the Discretionary Business Grant Scheme which has a closing date of Monday 1st June 2020 along with details of the next MDA Business Breakfast being held online.

June 2020

  • w/c 1 June - highlighting good news for Chester-based Rainham Industrial Services along with advice from Regulatory Services as businesses prepare for re-opening.
  • w/c 8 June - highlights good news for Chester-based fibre network provider ITS Technology Group (ITS) along with further advice as high street businesses prepare to reopen.
  • w/c 15 June - highlights our new Business Support Recovery Programme along with Cheshire West and Chester Council's Highway Services Review.
  • w/c 22 June - highlights Chester Northgate project along with more information about the Access 2 Finance and grant programme.  
  • w/c 29 June - highlights Cheshire West and Chester Council's Walk. Ride. Thrive campaign along with new Outbreak Management Plans launched by local Council's across Cheshire.

 

July - September 2020 newsletters

 

 July 2020

  • w/c 6 July - highlights the new SME Kickstart Fund along with Free Cycle Training being delivered by BikeRight!
  • w/c 20 July -  highlights a number of opportunities for businesses in terms of readiness for Brexit, and recovery from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
  • w/c 27 July - highlights a new funding package to help small businesses along with details of how you can Volunteer as an Enterprise Adviser.
   

August 2020

  • w/c 3 August - highlights the new Recovery & Restructure Grant along with the Small Business Leadership Programme.
  • 5 August - special edition of the newsletter highlights new grant programme to support business to get back to work
  • w/c 10 August - highlights the new Green Homes Grant Scheme along with Free Online Training Courses being delivered by Coursera.
  • w/c 17 August - highlights the West Cheshire Chamber of Commerce are continuing to offer a series of Brexit Transition Export Briefings and  webinar on incentive payments that can be claimed as a result of hiring a new apprentice.
  • w/c 24 August - highlights the West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce's quarterly business report survey and Chester's new Secret Garden hidden-away bar.
  • w/c 31 September - highlights the Kickstart Scheme and introduces new Chester BID Chair, Katrina Kerr.
 

 

September 2020

  • w/c 7 September - highlights the newly launched £4.4 million Greater Innovation for Smarter Materials Optimisation (GISMO) project, Pledge Virtual Careers Expos and LEP Economic Summit on the 30th September.
  • w/c 14 September - highlights the incoming C&W COVID-19 Recovery Consultancy Support Grant, Broadband upgrade coming to Helsby and Start-up club being delivered by West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce and Cheshire West and Chester Council.
  • w/c 21 September - highlights the launch of the NHS COVID-19 app, call for Government to support rural recovery and LEP Economic Summit on the 30th of September.
  • w/c 28 September - highlights WCNW Chamber's next Brexit export briefing taking place on the 6 October, an article about a study on how consumer behaviour changed during lockdown and new Delamere visitor centre opening
 
   

   
 

October - December 2020 newsletters

   
 

October 2020

  • w/c 5 October - sector-focused Brexit seminars announced, Northwich and Winsford virtual careers expo on the 14 October and Chester City Centre goes clockwise.
  • w/c 12 October - second round of SEIS closing soon, Cheshire West art venues receive vital Government funding and Northwich solicitors shortlisted for prestigious Family Law award.
  • w/c 19 October - Restructure grant Q&A, study ranks Cheshire West and Chester one of the best areas to work from home and Protos chosen for £20m plastic recycling plant.
  • 23 October (special edition of the newsletter) - Government unveils changes to winter COVID-19 support
  • w/c 26 October - Northern Employment Platform launches in response to COVID-19, Flip Out in Chester unveils £100k revamp and Cheshire West and Chester Council has launched this year’s budget consultation, called ‘Unprecedented Times’.
 

November 2020

  • w/c 2 November - one week left to prepare for Clockwise Chester, COVID-19 business support update and Chester to benefit from full fibre roll-out.
  • 9 November (special edition of the newsletter) - Cheshire West COVID-19 Financial Support for Businesses Grant.
  • w/c 9 November - Place North West Cheshire Development Conference on the 26 November, Chester BID launches Chester Gift Card and Ince-based 'Plastic Park' master plan revealed.
  • w/c 16 November - over £500k of COVID-relief grants distributed in first week, GISMO Surfaces and Coatings event on 27 November, Chester BID's first Professionals in Partnership event takes place.
  • w/c 23 November - Cheshire West returns to Tier 2 restrictions post-lockdown, WCNW Chamber's Start-up club in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council and Baron's Quay launches 'Project Merry'.
  • w/c 30 November - Chester Food Tours reopen, West Cheshire Women’s Network holding their final online event of the year on the 10 December and Ice-Cream Farm opens 'drive-through' Santa experience.

 

 

December 2020

  • w/c 7 December - Get Ready for Brexit update, COVID-19 support update and Tile Farm Off-Road invests in £50k expansion.
  •  w/c 14 December -
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