Three British business owners share their stories and reflect on the steps they have taken to overcome the adverse effect of the coronavirus pandemic on their businesses.
Funding and support
A Cornwall-based hair salon has opened its doors safely with staggered shifts for staff and only one client per stylist.
Philip King, the Small Business Commissioner tells us why making payment promptly through the supply chain is vital for the immediate survival and future of small businesses.
Directors Kevin Marett and Robert Butler tell us how they secured a government-backed loan from Santander to help their business weather the coronavirus outbreak.
Managing Director Jane Binnion, discusses how the Small Business Grants Fund meant their employees could continue working, helping to adapt their programmes into online sessions for the women they support.
Steve Pritchard, Managing Director of It Works Media Ltd has accessed the Bounce Back Loan scheme to protect their business during the disruption caused by coronavirus.
Managing Director Malcom Hall discusses how government business support has helped ease their cash flow worries and kept the company afloat.
CEO Che Hookings discusses how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has allowed him to protect his employees’ jobs.
Jo Rowland, Director of HMRC COVID-19 Response Unit, gives an update on the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) as well as the other support options available.
Owner, Jacob Thundil, discusses how his company’s structure changed overnight into a buzzing e-commerce wholesaler and how they have accessed government support.