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Business Round-Up – 25 May 2020

Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce's weekly newsletter, with all of the latest Inverclyde business news for the week ending 24 May 2020.

Inverclyde Firms Seek Guidance as Government Support Schemes Take Effect

Inverclyde businesses hit by the Covid-19 lockdown could be ready to hit the ground running once they are provided clear guidance from the Scottish Government on returning to work, according to a new survey by Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce.

Recovery Route Map From Inverclyde Chamber

Inverclyde Chamber has prepared a summary Road Map document to help businesses understand the various steps out of lockdown.

First Minister Releases Scotland’s Route Map Out of Lockdown

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled details of a four-phase “route map” towards easing the country’s lockdown restrictions.   The route map provides information about […]

Business Gateway Support During COVID-19

Business Gateway in Inverclyde has released details of all its available support for local businesses.

Documentary On Greenock’s Former IBM Factory To Air

A new television documentary about Greenock's former IBM factory, which pioneered the 'Silicon Glen' revolution in Scotland, is to be broadcast on BBC One Scotland on Tuesday 26th May at 8pm.

Larger Businesses to Benefit from Loans of Up To £200 Million

HM Treasury has announced that the Government will extend it’s maximum loan size available through the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme from £50 million to […]

SCC Quarterly Economic Indicator Survey – Q2 2020

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Indicator, conducted in partnership with Strathclyde University's Fraser of Allander Institute, is Scotland's longest-running business survey of its kind and regularly provides an accurate and authoritative picture of the health of the Scottish economy and the issues facing businesses across various sectors.

Business Round-Up – 18 May 2020

Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce's weekly newsletter, with all of the latest Inverclyde business news for the week ending 17 May 2020.

Gourock Schoolchildren Compete For National Enterprise Recognition

The Young Enterprise Company Programme (Renfrewshire region) winners are Hour Crafty Clocks, a group of students from St Columba’s High School in Gourock. The group is […]

Extra Support for Charities Through Small Business Grant Scheme

Scottish Government have announced extra support for properties occupied by charities as they can now apply for the £10,000 ‘small business grant scheme’ to help with […]

Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund Reopens Today

The Scottish Government’s Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund (PERF), a £90m support package for SME firms that are vital to Scotland’s economy and have been impacted by COVID-19 will reopen for new applications from mid-morning on Thursday, 14 May. 

Chamber Network Welcomes Extension of Job Retention Scheme

Inverclyde Chamber and the wider Scottish Chambers Network has welcomed the UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement today to extend the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme to protect […]

Inverclyde Council Covid-19 Daily Briefing

The daily briefing update from Inverclyde Council for Monday 11 May 2020.

Chamber Network Responds To UK Government’s Covid-19 Recovery Strategy

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce has welcomed the publication on guidance for employers in England on how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chamber Network Calls On HM Treasury To Extend Furlough Scheme

The Scottish Chambers network is calling upon the UK Chancellor to extend the Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme to reaffirm support for Scotland’s businesses.

Inverclyde Firms Facing Significant Cashflow Problems and Barriers In Accessing COVID-19 Support Measures

Businesses in Inverclyde are facing a catastrophic decline in cashflow due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and are coming up against barriers in government support, a new survey has found.

Business Round-Up – 11 May 2020

Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce's weekly newsletter, with all of the latest Inverclyde business news for the week ending 10 May 2020.

Comment On The Prime Minster’s Address And Next Phase Of Lockdown Measures

Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce comments on the Prime Minister’s address in which he set out a conditional plan for the next phase of the response to Covid-19.

Sky Announces £1M SME Support Scheme for Businesses to Access TV Advertising

Sky have announced a £1M SME support scheme to help small businesses access television advertising as they look to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.       […]

Coronavirus Business Survey – Phase 4: Economic Recovery

Phase Four of this survey is to enable Inverclyde Chamber to access the impact that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on your business and gather feedback on the current support measures that have been announced by the UK Government and devolved administrations.