COVID-19 Advice (see Section 19 for BREXIT)
01) BID Covid-19 Business Feedback Form
Let us know what you need, what you're doing and what messages you want us to share.
02) Info Sheets from the Manor Royal BID
Manor Royal BID Latest Info Sheets
03) Manor Royal Message Board
We have set up the Manor Royal Message Board in response to the COVID-19 virus as a way for Manor Royal companies to share messages with each other.
If you have a special offer, need some help, want to let others know you are still working or just want to let folk know you are thinking of them - send it to email@example.com and we will share it.
Click for the Manor Royal Message Board.
04) Training & Skills
**NEW** MANOR ROYAL TRAINING
The Manor Royal BID and Crawley College are delighted to launch our online suit of heavily subsidised training. Click here to see the full programme of training.
**NEW** MANOR ROYAL BID SEMINARS
Our new FREE seminar programme offers bite size learning. Click here to see the programme of free seminars for Manor Royal businesses.
This Certified Online MHFA course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider. Click here for details.
The Manor Royal BID has teamed up with MicroLearn, a leading eLearning content provider, to provide free and unlimited access to cutting edge e-learning resources for all Manor Royal companies.
Free online training from National Careers Service
Free-to-use online skills toolkit provided by the Government for people to develop their skills during the current lockdown. Includes high-quality courses from social media and coding to programming and digital marketing.
MentorLearn is Mentor's online learning portal. Designed to be a hub for all training and eLearning material from NatWest, it's free to access and covers a range of topics: Employment Law & HR, Health & safety, Environment, Business protection.
Manor Royal companies can also freely access Mentor Live
The Lloyds Bank Academy is packed with free digital skills learning for any level, with the option to learn online or face-to-face. Gain skills for everyday life, as well as skills to boost business
Google are offering a range of free learning content designed to help businesses or in your career
05) Manor Royal FREE NatWest Service
MentorLive is NatWest's online compliance management system where you will find a range of HR and Health & Safety tools, templates and guidance making it easier to become and remain compliant with legislation and avoid costly fines from tribunal claims or enforcement agencies.
It is free for Manor Royal businesses to use and there are some specific COVID19 answers to common questions asked by employers
* MentorLIVE service is freely available to Manor Royal companies via the BID. Find out more HERE
06) National & Local Government Support and Information
Testing is simple, easy and accessible
To help protect our family, friends and communities, and keep us heading in the right direction on the roadmap, it's vitally important to get tested regularly and self-isolate when required.
If you don't have symptoms, make it your habit to get tested twice a week. Order tests to your home, collect locally or book a local supervised test. Collection points and test sites are available across West Sussex.
Reopening Manor Royal Retail & Hospitality sectors safely from Crawley Borough Council (2 Apr 2021)
***GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT*** Coming out of Lockdown (22 Feb 2021)
From 26 December West Sussex will be in Tier 4: Stay at Home restrictions. See here
Local restriction tiers: what you need to know
07) Grant Financial Support
New Government Lockdown grants (Jan 2021)
Details of how these will be distributed will come via Crawley Borough Council - details will be posted here as soon as announced.
Local Restrictions and Additional Restrictions Support Grants (via Crawley BC)
Small Business Grant (Via Crawley BC)
Up to £4,000 available for small businesses. 50% match required.
Business Hothouse (University of Chichester)
Offers matched funding grants for pre-start and established businesses of between £2,000 and £170,000
Coast to Capital LEP
From time to time the Coast to Capital LEP provide grants for businesses
08) Business Crime & Protection
Support, advice and information from the Manor Royal Rangers
09) Health & Wellbeing
Vaccination Programme (Sussex Health and Care Partnership - Jan 2021)
Mental Health Resources (Mental Health Foundation)
Planning a Wellness Action (MIND)
Covid-19 Support (MIND)
Mental health and the virtual workplace (People Mananging Peopl)
Online support and courses (West Sussex Mind)
Wellbeing advice (MIND)
Mental health and wellbeing support (Pathfinder Sussex)
10) Money, Benefits and Job advice
Redundancy and Jobs
National Job Search facility (gov.uk)
Redundancy help and advice (DWP factsheet)
What are you eligible for? (Benefits calculator)
Help with living costs (Universal Credit)
Business Tax advice
Government tax helpline for businesses (0800 0159 559)
11) Commercial Property: Tenants & Landlords
12) Local Office & Workspace Options
For companies looking for alternative office and workspace options in the event of main office closures, the need to relocate core teams or to minimise commuting for staff.
13) Travel Advice
Please follow Government advice
Safer Travel Guidance (walking, cycling, public transport) (UK Government)
Local sustainable travel advice (Manor Royal "Getting Here" pages)
14) Downloads and Posters
15) Other Useful Information
Kreston Reeves - information and advisory hub
Useful advice for businesses, charities & individuals
16) Back to Work Advice
Elekta Back to Work Handbook Kindly shared by Elekta to help their Manor Royal neighbours
Government COVID19 Recovery Plan (Published 11/5/20)
Safer workplace case studies (Government You Tube)
Better Business COVID-19 Restart Toolkit (Better Business for All)
Recovery Readiness Guide (Retail) (Cushman & Wakefield)
Facilities Managers Returning to Work Guide (Atalian Servest)
17) Back to Business - Manor Royal Suppliers
Screens and dividers
Signs and Graphics
8Space (includes hands free dispensers)
Deep Cleaning and Sanitising
Other PPE e.g. masks, gloves etc
Arun Technology (thermographic cameras)
18) Recovery Plan & Crawley Taskforce
Manor Royal Recovery Plan (Click Here)
The plan devised by the Manor Royal BID to support recovery. Overseen by the BID Board, this plan details the actions being taken by the Manor Royal BID and where it seeks to use its influence to ensure a successful recovery.
Follow the progress with the Recovery Plan Tracker
Crawley Economic Recovery Taskforce
The Manor Royal BID has taken its place on the Crawley Economic Taskforce being coordinated by Crawley Borough Council.
The taskforce will be important for how we collectively plan for the recovery and transformation required in response to COVID19. Using feedback from businesses and its own Recovery Plan the BID will play an active part in the Taskforce to ensure any action and available funding, like the Crawley Towns Fund, is directed to those areas where the best impact can be made.
19) BREXIT Advice
UK GOVERNMENT ADVICE
Brexit transition website
BREXIT Transition Changes - Actions for Businesses
Sector Specific BREXIT Transition Actions
Transition Toolkit (for businesses and individuals, FAQs and links)
Transition Checker (provides personalised actions you need to take)
Points-based immigration system (website) (download)
Advice letters from the Secretary of State to:
Professional and business services
Agri-food and biosecurity
Tourism and hospitality
Metals and other materials
Register for Government updates