Relight Newsletter Issue 7

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

city of wolverhampton council

Relight Business Support

    Newsletter issue:  7        

What is the Relight Business Support Programme?

desk computer

Register your interest for Cohort 3

Looking for additional support, then why not apply to the City Council's Relight Business Programme?

Register your interest here

Benefits include:

  • 12 months free membership of either the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) or Black Country Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) 
  • A free Digital Review from MNA Digital or Access to Business
    • Assessing your website and social media functionality, knowledge and application
  • A free Financial Review from SCA Management Consultants
    • Assessing your financial management tools and application, and financial management knowledge and awareness
  • Short Business Review and webinar programme to support your business adapting to the challenges presented by the pandemic, and taking advantage of the opportunities ahead

There are no better advocates than the businesses involved to date and our delivery partners:

"Thanks for all the energy at the Relight Programme – it's been so helpful"

Adam Deakin – Co-founder Health of Business Ltd

FSB Membership

"As a member you will have access to our legal hub, containing in excess of 750 legal documents which you can download and use within your business, our Legal Protection Scheme (which gives you and your business access to a wide range of legal and tax support – be it through our helplines, our online Legal Hub or our insurance protection), our employment law advice service which provides you with important information and guidance on employment legislation in the UK, the latest information on health and safety in the workplace which is written and regularly updated by industry experts, as well as a host of other benefits and resources to help you with your insurance needs, access to finance, debt recovery, cyber protection, workplace pensions and PR/Crises management, to name but a few.  In addition, you will have access to our wealth of virtual networking events and support events at no extra charge."

Karen Woolley – Development Manager, Federation of Small Businesses

"You can access FSB through whatever means available. I have been reading articles through the magazine they send me. There is useful information on the website such as public liability insurance and I have used their legal helpline number to speak to their solicitor." 

Marcia Melbourne, Melbourne Accessories Ltd

“I have already been able to access a number of the FSB networking events engaging with businesses across the country. The library of helpful documents, particularly the Business Basic Guides, is something I am still finding my way round, but it is clear there is online and over the phone support for the fundamental business needs”

Nikki Cooper, Patrica Stanley Ltd

Black Country Chamber Membership

"Membership will include elements such as a helpline for your Legal, HR, H&S & Tax advice, Legal expense insurance for up to £1000,000, and a Legal Document library. There are Seminars, Webinars, Networking, Policy and Member events, as well as a platform for your PR & Marketing outputs. Don’t forget to explore a huge range of discounted business training, foreign exchange, commercial energy, a grants finance and funding portal, AA and Travel savings for you and your colleagues, not to mention a vibrant network of others members to meet, exchange ideas and work alongside to develop your business, remember ‘business is done better together"

Richard Brooks - Membership Adviser, Black Country Chamber  

"For a freshly established sole practitioner, it is more important than ever in these times to have the opportunity of wider engagement with the business community and to have the substantial resource support offered by membership."

Michael Scott, Scott Franklin Associates Ltd 

Digital Review

"The digital review was especially welcome. I am more aware of the presentational gaps in our online business signature and I am likely now to seek specialist advice and support to close these gaps."

Michael Scott,  Scott Franklin Associates Ltd 

"We have found the Programme to be of real value particularly the Webinars which have already given us several opportunities to engage directly with other businesses in the cohort, and some invaluable insights into helping our business to respond to the challenges presented by covid. I have also just started my Digital Review and was impressed by the focus, knowledge and approach of the consultants MNA Digital.”

Carolyn Smith,  TPSquared  

Financial Review

"My financial review was with Abraham from SCA. I was reluctant to send across my numbers and spreadsheet - but was pleasantly surprised with his analysis. We chatted for around an hour and he really engaged with my business and background to offer effective feedback.

I have an accountant already, but Abraham asked some other questions that have helped me be more mindful of potential risk and more aware of checking the balance sheet especially with regards to marketing costs going forwards. Abraham was a positive sounding board for advice and a useful contact for my phone book. The report generated will be useful for me to refer back to." 

Nikki Cooper, Patrica Stanley Ltd

"The financial review forces you to gather more information and is really constructive as my consultant Vincent, told me to set a budget. It is someone being objective, looking over seeing things from a different perspective. Working in the business I don't get a chance to stand back to analyse the business as much as you would like to."

           Marcia Melbourne, Melbourne Accessories Ltd

"The most productive hour I have had in months! That accountability is great." 

Liz Badger, Face The World Ltd

If you are interested then please apply via