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Council joins forces with business groups to offer online support to small businesses

  • Business support webinar

Small businesses across Charnwood are invited to learn more about support and funding available to help them through the national lockdown.

Charnwood Borough Council has joined forces with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Leicestershire Business Gateway Growth Hub to offer an online event for small businesses, entrepreneurs and the self-employed.

Hosted by the FSB, the virtual Charnwood Business Support Explained meeting will run from 11am on Tuesday, May 5 for an hour. Speakers will include representatives from the Council, FSB and Leicestershire Business Gateway Growth Hub.

Cllr Tom Barkley, deputy leader of the council and lead member for finance, said: “We’re working to provide businesses with as much support as we can during these difficult times.

“This joint event will bring together small businesses, entrepreneurs and the self-employed to discuss the help that is available and have their questions answered.”

Attendees will also be able to hear from a Charnwood-based accountancy firm. Questions for all the speakers can be emailed in advance to, or can be posted online when registering.

The FSB-hosted webinar is free, anyone attending will be asked to fill in a short registration form if they do not already have an FSB online account.

Register your place online at