Entries by jennifer

Prepare Your Business for the NHS Covid-19 App

  New measures in place for the Hospitality, Leisure and Close Contact sectors: Businesses will need to display the official NHS QR code poster for customers to ‘check-in’ in support of Test and Trace (more details below). Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés must operate table-service only. Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés, including takeaway, are required to […]

Mayor of London Launches
Back To Business Fund

  The Mayor of London has launched a £1m Back to Business Fund, match funding up to £5,000 for small and independent businesses through the Pay It Forward London crowdfunding platform. The funding is intended to help businesses expand their operation online, invest in the future and adapt to safe, socially distant practices in sectors […]

Eat Out To Help Out Scheme

  The government has launched the Eat Out To Help Out scheme to incentivise customers to eat at restaurants during the month of August, namely on slower days of the week.   The scheme is valid every Monday-Wednesday from 3 to 31 August 2020 and your business can offer a 50% discount, up to a maximum […]

Merton Discretionary Grant Fund Scheme Opens for Applications

  Small and micro businesses with ongoing fixed property costs may be eligible for a grant from the Discretionary Grants Scheme if they were not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. This fund is significantly smaller than the previous coronavirus related grants and will only be […]

An Essential Checklist for Re-opening Your Business

  We have been working diligently to deliver timely updates and advice to help your business re-open safely. This checklist is intended for you to use as a guide to ensure there is a smooth transition back to work, regardless of the industry or size of your business. At this time, communication between your suppliers, […]

Government Guidance for Working Safely During Coronavirus

  The government has published guidance to help employers ensure that workplaces are as safe as possible during Coronavirus.  There is detailed sector-specific advice available, including managing social distancing, how to conduct and share a COVID-19 risk assessment and workforce management. Restaurants can continue to operate on a takeaway or delivery basis only until a […]

Eight Weeks to Save the Nation’s High Streets

UK High Streets are on the brink of collapse as the eight-week countdown to the next quarterly rent instalment begins today, according to the #RaiseTheBar campaign. Figures released today by #RaiseTheBar show 54,638 businesses from pubs to shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, galleries and gyms are currently unable to access the £25,000 RHLG grant due […]

Government Announces BID Resilience Fund

  A BID Resilience Fund has been announced by government to assist Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in recognition of the importance of BIDs in supporting businesses through Covid-19 and the vital role we will play in recovery. We are looking forward to understanding the detail of the grant, and we appreciate Stephen Hammond MP’s support […]

Santoro Licensing Wins The Queen’s Award for Enterprise

  Santoro Licensing is proud to have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2020. It is the UK’s most prestigious and highest accolade for International business success, and Santoro’s second such award to date. These Awards are made by HM The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister. Santoro Licensing […]