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An update from Richard Jeffery

"I am sure that many of you are reeling from the weekend’s announcement that from Thursday 5 November we will be entering another national lockdown. This coming just a fortnight after Greater Manchester was moved into Tier 3 will be a blow for many of our businesses particularly those in the services industries.

The uncertainty of recent months has had a significant impact on our local businesses that are trying to navigate the complex landscape of operating through a pandemic, whilst keeping a close eye on our changing trading relationships with the EU and beyond. We know that many of you are dealing with financial challenges and managing difficult supply chains, whilst adhering to guidance to ensure you are running a COVID-secure operation.

Since the very beginning of the pandemic the Hub has been working with local and national leaders to ensure we have the latest, accurate information for our business networks. We know that your priority has to be responding quickly to external drivers so you can get back to leading, running and growing your business, and I know that our Coronavirus microsite is helping many of you to do this.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the Hub and our team of expert business advisors are Here for Business. No matter what your challenge, please know that the Hub is here, trusted and impartial, to support you through these times."

Richard Jeffery, Director, GC Business Growth Hub

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