Broxtowe Borough Council Weekly Business Update

Weekly Business Update – 13th August

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13th August 2021

Business News, Support Training and Skills

Skills Access Hub

Skills Access Hub

Businesses can now access free impartial advice from experienced Skills Advisors and develop action plans to close skills gaps within the workforce.

The plan could focus on upskilling the existing team, or look at ways to bring new skills and capacity into the business via apprenticeships, Kickstart, internships and/or graduate placements.

The dedicated team of Skills Advisers work with businesses on a one-to-one basis, to ensure support it tailored and responsive to business needs.

For more info and to access, click ‘Skills Hub’ below.

Skills Hub

The Skills Access Hub is a 3-year project, part-funded by the European Social Fund, that offers skills advice and brokerage support to small and medium sized businesses based across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2).

Growth Hub

D2N2 Growth Hub – New Business Events Added

The D2N2 Growth Hub continue to offer valuable help and advice to businesses in Broxtowe. This includes various events delivered online due to the pandemic.

Upcoming events

All the events listed below are free to businesses and are delivered virtually.

For a full programme of future events, click ‘Business Events’ below.

Business Events

The Big Notts Survey

The Big Notts Survey

Nottinghamshire County Council have launched their Big Notts Survey to help understand what priorities and concerns residents have as we recover from the pandemic and look to the future.

The survey is open until the 19th September and results will help inform the County Council’s Plan which will be completed this autumn and will detail their priorities for the next 4 years and outline the 10 year vision and aspirations for our county.

It’s very important that they hear honest feedback from as many residents as possible from right across the county to ensure all voices are heard, to help shape the plan so it benefits the lives and communities for all.

To find out more information and to complete the survey visit

Final round of SEISS now open

The final round of the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is now open to applications.

The grant will cover the period May 2021 to September 2021. The amount of the fifth grant received will be determined by how much your turnover has been reduced in the year April 2020 to April 2021.

The fifth grant will be worth:

  • 80% of 3 months’ average trading profits, capped at £7,500, for those with a turnover reduction of 30% or more.
  • 30% of 3 months’ average trading profits, capped at £2,850, for those with a turnover reduction of less than 30%.

Applications must be made on or before 30th September 2021.

For more information and to apply for the final SEISS grant, click ‘Support For Business’ below.

Support For Business

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Winning business and building resilience with ISO

Business of all shapes and sizes are frequently being asked to demonstrate their compliance with standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 when either tendering for new business opportunities or looking to grow the work they do with existing customers.

But what are these standards, why are they being asked for and what benefits do they bring to your business?

In this session, BSI, the UK’s leading ISO certification body with over 115 years of experience of working with Standards, will run through some of the key standards you are likely to be asked for, the concepts behind them and the steps required for achieving the necessary certification to demonstrate your excellence when bidding for work.

ISO Standards are designed to be suitable for organisations of all sizes across all industries. Whether you are looking to win construction work from HS2, or provide digital services to the NHS, they are bound to be relevant.

For all the detail and to reserve your place please click ‘More Info’ below.

More Info

Council services during the COVID-19 pandemic

We have a Open For Business page on our website which has lots of useful information about how can businesses continue to operate safely during the pandemic. Employers still have a legal duty to manage risks to those affected by their business, which includes Coronavirus.

Businesses should also closely monitor official communications from the Council and relevant industry bodies.

Open For Business

We are also sharing regular updates about affected Council services at

You can also get updates on our social media accounts.

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