Bedfordshire co-launches online workshops to help support local and regional economy during Covid-19 crisis

Fri 10 April, 2020
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The world is likely to be affected long-term by the consequences of Covid-19. As we start to adjust to a new ‘normal’, the University of Bedfordshire has been working non-stop to support local businesses through the challenges they are facing during lockdown.

Bedfordshire's Innovation & Enterprise Service say now is the time to think ahead to any problems that are likely to arise as we emerge from lockdown.

Over the coming months, even years, businesses across the UK will need to think innovatively about every aspect of their operations in a way they have never needed to before. In light of this, the University of Bedfordshire has developed a comprehensive programme of support local businesses through the post-lockdown phase, alongwith other organisations in the region, including SEMLEP and the Chamber of Commerce.

In partnership with the Open University and the University of Northampton, Bedfordshire will be running a series of online workshops. Starting on Monday 4 May and funded by the UK Government and the European Regional Development Fund, the Post-Covid-19 Business Support Workshops will be delivered as two-way webinars.

From start-up entrepreneur to well-established corporation, privately owned SME, public or non-profit organisation, businesses will be able to work together through the current challenges as lockdown moves towards new working practices.

Sessions will cover crisis management, grants, changing business models and access to financial support during COVID-19 and beyond. There will also be a demo of new technologies and a discussion about the new cybersecurity risks that may arise as companies rely on remote working. 

Once the workshops are completed, the Alphas programme offers companies access to a bespoke mix of services, dependant on their business needs. Whether it is a 1-2-1 consultancy with an academic expert, support with short term resourcing or an opportunity to apply for a grant. 

You can sign up to the Post-Covid-19 Business Support Workshops by registering your interest here:



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