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Council launches online business support hub in response to cost of living crisis

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Telford & Wrekin Council is giving businesses a helping hand during challenging financial times by launching an online support portal.

The council’s business support team, Enterprise Telford, is responding to the cost of living crisis by providing the platform which will help Telford and Wrekin businesses easily access the essential advice and guidance that is currently available.

Enterprise Telford has the resources, connections, and expertise to help businesses navigate these difficult times, including support that focuses on understanding energy use and reducing it where possible through fully funded schemes by the Council, like Cool Shropshire & Telford.  .

The launch of the portal, which can be accessed via the Enterprise Telford website, ties in with Telford & Wrekin Council’s wider cost of living strategy which supports businesses and residents across the borough.

On the portal, businesses can benefit from accessing a range of support services all in one place including a section dedicated to operating costs and sustainability.

The team can also help businesses tap into grants that are still available through initiatives like the Business Growth Programme (depending on eligibility criteria) as well as specialist one to one support and assistance with hiring and retaining employees.

Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, Regeneration and the High Street, said: “As a council which is on your side, we are committed to supporting businesses  across the borough, whether that’s through free business advice or helping them access grants and funding which can help them launch new products or services.

“These are challenging times for business owners but we want to reassure them that support is available which can help them to keep costs down and look at new ways of working which can reduce their overheads.

“We are pleased to launch this new support portal which we hope businesses will find useful as they navigate through the cost of living crisis.”

To access the portal, please visit the Enterprise Telford website here.

To find out more about support for businesses, please call the Enterprise Telford team on 01952 567589 or email: enterprisetelford@telford.gov.uk

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