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Can you help the Bracknell Foodbank?

Bracknell Foodbank is part of a national network of foodbanks, giving out nutritionally balanced emergency food to people in financial crisis who have nowhere else ...

Completing Customs Import Declaration

The government has advised that the UK Transition period ends in 46 days. If your business trades with other countries from Europe or you represent ...

Kickstart Scheme – Bracknell BID Partners with Activate Learning

We are delighted to announce we will be working in partnership with Activate Learning (Bracknell & Wokingham College) who is a registered Gateway Organisation for ...

Plan for Jobs: Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers

The government announced it will significantly increase the reach of its winter support schemes to ensure livelihoods and jobs across the UK continue to be ...

Employer Bulletin: October 2020

HMRC publishes the employer bulletin 6 times a year, giving employers and agents the latest information on topics and issues that may affect them. A ...

”Creating A Wellbeing Programme for SME’s and Corporates”

Everyone cares for their staff, working with them closely they become friends not just colleagues, especially at these challenging times when taking time to think ...

Job Retention Bonus

New guidance on £9 billion Job Retention Bonus, set to benefit millions of businesses. The Job Retention Bonus, worth up to £9 billion is set ...

Job Support Scheme

Last week the Chancellor announced the Job Support Scheme the successor to the current furlough. The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs ...

“Creating A Wellbeing Programme for SME’s and Corporates “

Everyone cares for their staff. Working with them closely they become friends not just colleagues, especially at these challenging times when taking time to think ...

Kickstart – full funding for businesses to employ young people

The BID is looking for businesses in the Bracknell BID area who are interested in providing fully funded 6 month job placements for 16 – ...

Bracknell ‘Industrial’ signs identified!

A recent audit of directional signposts commissioned by the Bracknell BID and undertaken by Ringway, responsible for looking after over 50,000 kms of the UK’s ...
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ESDP’s Autumn Event ‘Securing Bracknell Forest’s Business Future’

BOOK NOW ESDP’s Autumn Event ‘Securing Bracknell Forest’s Business Future’ Tuesday 20th October, 9:00am to 10.30am On-Line via Microsoft Teams Securing Bracknell Forest’s Business Future: ...

Welcome to Bracknell

Bracknell BID has its first sign installed thanks to Segro, who own the sign and have provided the site free of charge and Smartsigns of ...

Test and Trace – Legal requirement for certain businesses and organisations

Designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help ...

Thames Valley Police Cyber Crime Webinar – Save the Date 2pm – Wed 23rd Sept

As on-line and remote working becomes even more critical to businesses and organisations, Police are seeing an exponential increase in Cyber threats and attacks against ...

Ministers announce new grants for businesses affected by local lockdowns

Businesses in England that are required to shut because of local interventions will now be able to claim up to £1,500 per property every three ...

Government extends support to stop business evictions this year

Commercial tenants will be protected from the risk of eviction until the end of 2020 helping businesses to protect jobs. The government has extended support ...

PCSO’s named for Bracknell BID area

Bracknell BID has secured a commitment from Thames Valley Police to develop closer working relationships with the businesses across the Southern and Western Business Areas ...

Travel options

As schools start the new term, more people start to return to work and some restrictions public transport people may well be reviewing their options ...
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ESDP Autumn Event ‘Securing Bracknell Forest’s Business Future’ Tues 20th October, 9:00am to 10.30am

The Bracknell Forest Economic and Skills Development Partnership’s 2020 Autumn Event, ‘Securing Bracknell Forest’s Business Future’, will explore current strategic planning and visioning aimed at ...
Coronavirus protection

Guidance for businesses and organisations on how to recognise, contain and report incidents of coronavirus

COVID-19 early outbreak management information has been created to make sure that people who run businesses or organisations: Know how to recognise and report an ...

COVID-19 Early Outbreak Information

This campaign communicates advice on how to respond to an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) to individuals that own, manage or are responsible for a specific ...

Thames Valley Police Cyber Crime Webinar – Save the Date 2pm – Wed 23rd Sept

As on-line and remote working becomes even more critical to businesses and organisations, Police are seeing an exponential increase in Cyber threats and attacks against ...

Compromised Facebook accounts used to lure victims into PayPal scam

Police are advising people to be wary of messages through Facebook Messenger from family/friends requesting to use their Pay Pal account to receive funds from ...

Online business survey

Has coronavirus affected your business? Take part in Bracknell Forest Council survey which looks at the initial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bracknell BID Website launched

Bracknell BID are delighted to announce the launch of their new website. www.bracknellbid.co.uk. The website has been designed and created by FNSCreative in conjunction with ...

Two new leadership programmes to help small business leadership and problem-solving skills in the wake of coronavirus

£20 million to improve small business leadership and problem-solving skills in the wake of coronavirus. Two new leadership programmes to help small business leaders grow ...

£20 million in New Grants to Boost Recovery of Small Businesses

Small and medium sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1,000 - £5,000 to help them access new technology and other equipment as ...
A Plan for Jobs announcement

Plan for Jobs to help the UK’s recovery

The Chancellor announced a package of measures to support jobs in every part of the country, give businesses the confidence to retain and hire, and ...
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Profiling the ‘Business Area’ and its businesses

Bracknell BID has commissioned a local photographer who has captured over 300 pictures of the area and a brand new web site is being developed to ...
Travel Survey

Travel Survey to help return

Bracknell BID has produced the first phase of a Travel Survey. This first survey aims to understand your anticipated phased return of staff to site ...
Email Phishing Warning

Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts

Find out how to recognise when contact from HMRC is genuine, and how to recognise phishing or bogus emails and text messages.For further information please ...
Business help

Rules eased by the government to help businesses manage through COVID-19

The government has temporarily relaxed the rules for annual leave, business rates revaluation, childcare funding, competition law and other areas.The changes have been made to ...
Coronavirus protection

Latest COVID-19 Government Industry Guidance

Please review your industry guidance following the recent government announcements to help employers, employees and the self-employed in the UK understand how to work safely ...
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Bracknell Business area to find its direction

At a recent Board meeting of the Bracknell BID company it was agreed that the signage for the area needs to be consistent if it ...
Tips For Business Success

Simple Tips For Business Success As We Ease Out of Lockdown

TVBA chairman - Peter Smith joins Simon Hollingworth of the TVBA for a brief conversation on what businesses should look out for as we ease ...
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Have your say: Business Recovery Insights Survey

COVID-19 is presenting us all with new challenges and we are acutely aware of the impact it will have on businesses. We want to assist ...
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Bracknell Forest Council taking part in campaign for child employment awereness

Bracknell Forest Council Child Employment Team is taking part in a campaign to raise awareness of the regulations in relation to the employment of young ...
Trade Credit Insurance

Trade Credit Insurance backed by £10million guarantee

Government to provide guarantees of up to £10 billion to Trade Credit Insurance schemes for business-to-business transactions. The Trade Credit Reinsurance scheme, will see the ...
Support for business

Coronavirus support from Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations

The government is working closely with Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations to support the national response to coronavirus. A list of organisations are made ...
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Travel to Work in Bracknell podcast

Phillip Burke - Senior Transport Coordinator for Bracknell Forest Council has put together a podcast concerning getting to and from work as travel restrictions ease. ...

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. ...

Legionnaires’ disease warning

 Businesses are being urged to carry out vital safety processes to their water systems to avoid increasing the risk of Legionnaires’ disease as they reopen ...

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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Bounce Back Loans Scheme Announced

The government is launching a new fast-track finance scheme which will allow businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 with the money being accessible within ...

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 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 ...
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