County Councillor Julie Gibson, the Labour Group Shadow Cabinet Member for Economic Development has welcomed the extra help available for businesses from Lancashire County Council to support them through the Coronavirus pandemic.
Cllr Gibson said: “Many Lancashire businesses are facing a tough time while the country deals with the Coronavirus pandemic. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and unlike bigger and more established entities, don’t often don’t have the resources to see themselves through difficult times. During this pandemic we are seeing a massive impact on businesses across the County.”
She said: “To provide assurance and support at this time, “Boost” Lancashire’s businesses growth hub is focusing its efforts from business support to growth resilience in order to support the many businesses across the County. The Boost team have a long track record of providing business support, since forming in 2013 they have supported over 5,000 businesses across Lancashire, helped create 2,200 jobs and added an additional £74 million to the Lancashire Economy. They certainly have the expertise and track record.”
Cllr Gibson continued: “The #AskForHelp campaign has been launched by Boost and it will offer access to hundreds of world class business professionals who can guide worried owners. On the Boost website there is a dedicated hub for all the latest guidance from government and the wider business community. I urge any business owners seeking clarity in these uncertain times to get in touch with the Boost team and get some valuable help.”
Businesses can find out more about the #AskForHelp helpline at www.boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk/Askforhelp or call 0800 488 0057