Business Support during Covid-19

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Covid-19 Business E-clinics

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce will be running daily (Mon-Fri) business e-clinics from 10am which will work as a Q&A session with a panel of business experts.

These are available to members and non-members - 
Businesses can book via the Chamber's event page.


Welcome support from businesses

The council is undertaking a huge operation to make sure the most vulnerable people in Sandwell have access to what they need during the Covid-19 pandemic.

There have already been lots of kind offers of help from Sandwell businesses (thank you!) – and there are lots of ways businesses can help.

Find out how your business could help at the council’s Can You Help webpage, whether it’s donations of PPE or something else you could contribute.

The council is especially looking for donations of fluid-repellent face masks and single-use disposable gloves and aprons to help maintain adult social care stocks over the coming months.


Invitation To Apply: Constructing West Midlands’ New Construction Framework

Sandwell Business Ambassadors are encouraging businesses to look forward at potential future business opportunities.

Read more about Constructing West Midlands (CWM) and the opportunities that they are inviting applications from contractors for and how to participate in its next construction framework.

Corner Shop

Advice for independent food retailers and corner shops

As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of coronavirus, the government has given clear guidance on self-isolation, staying at home and social distancing.

Food shopping has been highlighted as one of few activities
essential to continue.
To ensure our population can stay safe when out shopping, we have uploaded an excellent brochure containing key guidance to prevent the spread of coronavirus for corner shops/independents and supermarkets.

You can download a copy from the Think Sandwell website. 

Share your story

Share your Sandwell business stories


At this strange and tough time, we think it’s more important than ever to share our good news and our challenges. How is your Sandwell business faring?

Read more about how we are trying to share stories about local businesses and what they are doing during the current situation and if possible we’d love to give you a boost with some positive PR.

Think Sandwell - still here to help...

Although the Business Growth Team is now working remotely we are still all available to help you in any way that we can!

You can check out our website for general information and advice on business support or if you are looking for something specifically relating to the current situation with Covid-19 have a look at our dedicated page that we keep up to date.

If you need to talk to someone, get in touch with your name, business and contact details and what your query is and a member of the team will get back to you ASAP but please bear with us as we are experiencing an extremely high number of queries.

You can also get up to date information on the council's website about emergency help, council debt, supporting the community and much more.