Free support for independent businesses

2:42pm - 20 December 2021

Free support is available for people running an independent business.

North Somerset Council is helping businesses across North Somerset get back on their feet after the pandemic by offering free assistance through the Welcome Back North Somerset scheme.

Anyone running an independent business can sign-up for expert advice on a range of subjects, including staff recruitment, attracting new customers, increasing sales revenue and driving forward strategies and plans.

Cllr Mark Canniford, North Somerset Council's executive member with responsibility for economy said: "This is a great scheme that aims to support our independent businesses, who have been through an extremely tough time during the pandemic.

I would encourage business owners to make the most of this advice and support available for a short period to help run and build their businesses."

Registration closes on Monday 31 January. Anyone interested should fill in the online survey to find out if they are eligible.

Anyone completing the survey could also be in with the chance of winning a two-night stay for two people in the Cotswolds, or a luxury hamper of locally produced toiletries.

There are only 120 spaces left so people are urged to sign up soon. If you’re not sure whether your business is eligible, call Josyanne on 07919 546 448 to find out.