Month: June 2020

A3095 highway improvements – work to start 15th June

Bracknell Forest Council has been successful in securing funds to undertake improvement work to the A3095 Crowthorne Road at the Hanworth and Golden Retriever roundabouts. This work is in partnership with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership. The duration of the northbound closure will be 12 weeks, between 15th June and 1st September. To …

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Flexible working and productivity – The New Normal

Bob Collis (Chair of the Bracknell Forest Economic and Skills Development Partnership) has released a podcast explaining how you can use flexible working initiatives to improve performance and productivity levels. He states that encouraging flexible working is good for everyone and has been shown to have a positive impact on productivity, employee retention and quality …

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PPE suppliers in the UK

The Government has announced further guidelines regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the use of it in getting the country back to work. Now is the time to consider the items you may need to ensure the safety of your staff and customers and begin to source the all-important equipment needed so your business can …

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Furlough Scheme Extended until October

  The Chancellor has announced that the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October. Furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500 with new flexibility being introduced from August to get employees back to work and boost the economy. Read more…

Bracknell BID Fraud and Cyber Crime Guidance

Bracknell BID is happy to provide advice and guidance for individuals and their businesses on how to deal with COVID-19 related malicious cyber activity. Unfortunately, criminals will use every opportunity they can to scam innocent people and their businesses.The Government has released a document which contains very helpful advice and guidance on how to protect yourself …

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Billion-pound support package for innovative firms hit by coronavirus

Have you, or are you developing an innovative new product or service? Innovation doesn’t have to be the next new IPhone or driver-less car…Deliveroo – the food delivery service is a great example of innovation, and a business which has successfully accessed funding to bring their idea to life. To recognise this, UK businesses driving …

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The Future Fund

The Future Fund will provide government loans to UK-based companies ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, subject to at least equal match funding from private investors.These convertible loans may be a suitable option for businesses that rely on equity investment and are unable to access the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.The scheme will be delivered …

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