The Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) is striving to support its businesses in as many ways as possible in light of the Coronavirus outbreak.

With retailers and traders from all industries facing uncertainties, the Northwich BID is working flat out to provide guidance and support, as well as promoting the services of businesses that are still open in some capacity or have had to diversify to keep trading.

Northwich BID Manager Jane Hough has spoken about the steps the organisation has taken to help businesses access correct and relevant information, and has also outlined the ways in which the Northwich BID is promoting information from the firms that haven’t closed.

“Over the last few days we have been speaking to all of our businesses in Northwich to make sure they’re aware of all the measures the government has announced to support businesses through this difficult time,” said Jane.

“We have also created a dedicated Covid-19 support page on our website which outlines key information regarding what businesses can access and have produced a graphic for businesses which highlights the key details of government schemes and initiatives that have been announced in recent weeks.

“We have just created a hub on our Visit Northwich website too which lists the businesses that are still open and trading, so the people of the town can find these details in one spot rather than having to check each social media page. This will be updated on a regular basis and I would urge businesses to get in touch with us if they aren’t currently on the list.”

Jane has also reminded businesses to contact the Northwich BID team if there are any messages they would like sharing on social media.

“With over 10,000 followers across our social media platforms we can help promote information to a wider audience and we know how vitally important it is at the current time to still find a way to reach customers if possible.

 “Moving forward we will endeavour to keep our businesses informed on the latest developments regarding Covid-19 and will support them in every way that we can.

“I know that Northwich will bounce back in the future and can only praise the efforts of our businesses so far who have shown their passion, dedication and selflessness in the face of the situation we all find ourselves in.”

To see the list of businesses that are still trading in Northwich, follow the link below.