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Online resources for businesses and employers

North Somerset Enterprise Agency

North Somerset Enterprise Agency continue to operate a telephone / email service. If you need any advice, please contact them on 01934 418118 or email  and someone will be in touch to arrange a conversation with a business advisor. 

Growth Hub

The West of England Combined Authority is helping regional SMEs who have been impacted by coronavirus to navigate information on the Government’s business support measures through the Growth Hub. 

Contact the Growth Hub to speak to an Enterprise Executive who can help answer your queries and will help you navigate the latest information and advice on business support. 

The Growth Hub website provides information on the support available for businesses through the coronavirus outbreak, and will signpost you to the right information to access help and support.  

One of the direct schemes small or medium sized enterprise (SME) with between 50 and 250 employees can access is support to enhance their online presence, market their existing online through adopting new technology or new digital practices. For more information on the Trading Better Online scheme:

The West of England Growth Hub supports businesses throughout Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. 


Business West

Support, advice and guidance can also be accessed through Business West’s pages: 

Online resources

  • British Library Business and IP Centre – provides information and support (webinars, think ins etc) to small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs has made additional services from its country-wide network of Business and Intellectual Property Centres available 
  • Guidance to staff – including: how to prevent  spread of COVID-19; what to do if someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been in a workplace setting; advice to give to individuals who have travelled to specific areas; and advice for the certification of absence from work resulting from COVID-19
  • Non-governmental COVID-19 supportservices from business representative organisations, banks and other public bodies that might be useful for employers. 
  • Travel advice  (National)
  • Travel advice (Local)
  • To assist with pandemic recovery North Somerset Council  have provided a range of post COVID-19 Health and Safety information for business including Legionella. Employers must report any cases of Legionnaire’s disease to the Council. 

If you have a query that isn’t covered by this guidance you can contact the Government’s Business Support Helpline

Social Media

Keep up to date with government support for business through social media: @HMRCgovuk @beisgovuk @Innorthsomerset and North Somerset Council 

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