Member To Member Guidance & Support

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Contact us for a free survey and no-obligation quote for short or long term storage periods.

We will collect your items, load them to our storage facilities and re-deliver when necessary.

Contact us: 0114 2611183

Our safe and secure storage facilities are fully alarmed and monitored by CCTV.

Olivers Legal Services

SPECIAL OFFER FOR ONE MONTH ONLY
Premium Will writing service £29.99
Other professional services available here at
Olivers Legal Services:

  • Care Fee Planning Advice
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • General Powers of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Trusts
  • Inheritance Tax Advice
  • Advance Decisions
  • Pre-paid Funeral Plans

SPECIALISED MOVERS LTD

Prevention of the spread of viruses, bacteria and the transmission of diseases. Our infection control fogging service uses a vaporisation treatment that disperses non-toxic, noncorrosive disinfectant into the air killing 99.99% of known viruses, bacteria and fungi including Coronavirus.

If left untreated these can be life threatening, expensive to combat and can lead to the closure of premises.

Our Fogging gets to work immediately, and once the treatment is complete, the space is free of any pathogens.

Because of its speed and far reaching capabilities, the treatment causes minimal disruption and is 10 times faster than traditional cleaning methods.

How do you know your people feel safe returning to work?

It continues to be a strange time for everyone and the trials and tribulations of social distancing go on. Behind the scenes, we have been actively planning and brainstorming ways in which we can help, support, and add value to our team and you/your customers.

We recently offered a free team survey which showed the team you care and also provide you with the insight to understand what your team currently think and feel.

But what about returning to work? How can you and your team ensure it is safe for all parties? We have a new COVID19 Team Safety Checker to help you understand not only how your team feels but to look to enable a safe return to work.

For the price of £150+VAT we will create your ‘Staying Safe’ system and gather feedback from your team for the next three months. The next steps to get started are very simple:
Contact Michelle Rust on either; michelle.rust@insight6.com or phone me on 07901 547595 and we can discuss how to progress.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment

As the Government has started to ease restrictions, businesses are returning to work and should be operating in a way that will mitigate risk to employees and those affected by their  work.

The law states that all business’ that have 5 or more employees must have a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and if you have more than 50 employees, that risk assessment should be published on your website.

A COVID-19 Risk Assessment should take into account the working practices of all your staff and any other people that may be effected be your business. This could include customers, contractors and members of the public.

As things develop, guidance is changing rapidly. At Prestige Safety Services we are keeping on top of the guidance changes so that our clients are in the best possible position to trade within the constraints of the law.

We will offer 10% off the cost of A COVID-19 Risk assessment to all Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber members.

Leading staff well-being in school

Virtual – Two Half days Training
Tuesday 30th June & Tuesday 7th July – 9.15-12.00 – £97

From the schools starting point: Identifying and evaluating the good practice within school Focusing on the now – how can we support staff and leaders through these uncertain times (practical strategies) Exploring the five focus areas that impact on staff well-being Developing and embedding a whole school approach and toolkit to support all members of staff Mental health awareness

Setting up a whole staff approach and toolkit supports the retention of a high-quality team, empowering staff to look after themselves, handle stress more effectively, build resilience, balance and stay healthy and happy. This in turn builds the team culture and the capacity to meet the needs of the children and improve school performance as a whole.

Sneeze guards for desks

High Quality Face Protection from AESSEAL

Sneeze guards for desks, made to any size for tables, desks, surfaces or counters.

Call 01709 527 603 or email sales@bh-i.com

www.bh-i.com

Free Online Electrical Safety Health Check

Achieving compliance with legislation such as the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 can be a complex and challenging task.

Why should we carry out an Electrical Health Check?

Whether as an organisation you feel that you fully comply or you are not sure of your current position Electrical Safety UK Limited’s Free Electrical Safety Health Check will provide you with:

  • an insight into your current level of compliance;
  • guidance on what the HSE is looking for;
  • a plan to achieve compliance without compromising your business;

Upon completion you will receive a bespoke report that can be used to demonstrate responsible intent with regards to electrical safety and provide a clear vision as to the measures you need to take to achieve compliance.

Following the completion of the Self Assessment, you will be entitled to receive a FREE telephone consultation with one of our Senior Electrical Engineers to discuss your requirements in full and where you may look to seek improvements to Good Practice in Electrical Safety Management.

The ONLINE self assessment will take 10 minutes of your time. Try it here now.

High Quality Face Protection from AESSEAL

During these uncertain times, it can be difficult to know where to go for help.

We provide trusted money guidance and links to direct support. All in one place and free to use, so you can move forward.

The Money Advice Service is provided by the Money & Pensions Service.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, AESSEAL® has put every measure in place possible to protect our employees. In light of this, we have taken preventative steps by manufacturing our own full-face protection which is now available to purchase to protect your teams. If you are interested please contact us at customer.service@aesseal.co.uk

5 Tips to save time & money when buying essential COVID PPE

How do you know what PPE you need for COVID-19?

Do you know if the PPE is real or counterfeit?

Are you buying non-conforming PPE or paying for products you don’t actually need?

How are you managing and measuring the applications and performance?

Is there room for improvement?

Maybe BHI can help.

We are offering FREE guidance to businesses to help them avoid expensive missteps.

Companies should be focusing on building their business so let us do the leg work.

Call 01709 527 603 or email sales@bh-i.com

www.bh-i.com

Coronavirus Money Guidance: Your way forward

During these uncertain times, it can be difficult to know where to go for help.

We provide trusted money guidance and links to direct support. All in one place and free to use, so you can move forward.

The Money Advice Service is provided by the Money & Pensions Service.

ONS Group

As businesses adopt SaaS applications and shift resources to the cloud, Microsoft Office 365 is quickly becoming standard. BUT WAIT it can also lead to a false sense of security if you assume Office 365 will handle all your data retention and recovery needs. At present, Microsoft Office 365 will only back up your data and emails for 30-60 days which could leave you vulnerable to losing information which is critical to your business.

ONS Group are a proud member of the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber and as such we would like to extend an offer exclusively for chamber members. This is for the backup of all your emails and data from Microsoft Office 365 which will include holding email and data for up to 7 years.

Prices start from as little as £1.40 a month per user, we understand that this is a difficult time for all businesses and we want to make sure that you are all backed up for peace of mind and data security!

Launch of New Initiative to help local SMEs improve their Marketing in the Current Crisis and Beyond-80% Grant Funding

Andrew Shelton BA DIPM MBA, Shelton Associates says:

The Covid-19 Marketing Transformation Programme is 80% grant-funded and helps local SMEs to develop their own Covid-19 Marketing Plan and also includes 6 Webinar Masterclasses showing them how to transform their marketing during this current crisis and beyond.  As many businesses have cut back on their marketing activities, there is an opportunity for firms in the Sheffield City Region to raise their profile ‘above the noise’, stand out from the crowd and emerge stronger and fitter to exploit undoubted opportunities that will arise’

So as well as helping SMEs develop a Covid-19 Marketing Plan, advanced training is provided to  develop their digital marketing skills (through 6 Webinar Masterclasses) which are essential to help them market their businesses effectively, including: 1) How to Communicate Effectively through Video, Webinars and Video Conferencing, 2) Advanced LinkedIn & LinkedIn Ads Lead Generation, 3) Facebook Advertising Lead Generation, 4) Email Marketing Success, 5) Turning your Website into a Lead Generation Machine, 6) eCommerce and On-line Selling Platforms (Amazon, eBay etc)

Those wanting more information or to take part in the Covid-19 Marketing Transformation Programme  please go here https://www.sheltonassociates.co.uk/covid-19-marketing or contact Andrew Shelton, Shelton Associates 0114 2367727, a.shelton@sheltonassociates.co.uk

Rotherham Borough Business Insight C19 April 2020

Rotherham Investment & Development Office, alongside the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce surveyed local companies in the Rotherham Borough during the second half of April 2020.

Companies were asked to complete a number of questions to give insight into their current and predicted possible future condition, in relation to order book, cashflow, staff and overall confidence. Headline results are provided in this report and are indicative only.

Ideas to help your business to survive and thrive through COVID-19

We are now offering our digital marketing skills, experience and knowledge to support members of the chamber with a free phone or video consultation.

We will review your current situation with you to help identify and discover pathways for your business to keep growing digitally so you can come out of the lockdown in a position of strength.

If you have been severely impacted by COVID-19, you can also get up to a 20% discount on services or delayed payment options.

Contact Zeun Digital on 0114 400 0011 for your free review. If our lines are busy, please try again shortly or get in touch via our contact form.

Social Distancing Products

When the government eases the lockdown people will start to return to work but there will still be the requirement for Social Distancing

We are offering all Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber Members FREE artwork for all social distancing products for the workplace so you and your staff can stay safe at all times.

These include: Roller Banners, Posters, Floor Graphics, A Boards & Window Graphics

Made specifically for your requirements and branded with your logo. Have them ready for when the lockdown eases.

Email Mark for a no obligation special price quote:

Email – info@sambusinessservices.co.uk or Call – 01709 912732

Towergate Insurance Brokers launch free COVID-19 Information Centre

As a business, you’re likely to be facing a number of challenges as a result of either the COVID-19 coronavirus itself or the preventative measures brought in to control it.

To help support their clients and prospective clients, Towergate have launched their free COVID-19 Information Centre, which can be found at https://www.towergate.com/covid-19-updates

Here you can find all the relevant information, guidance and resources.

For more information, please contact Ian Barker: 07595 885349 or email: ian.barker2@towergate.co.uk

Quest HR – Helping members in these extraordinary times

Advice – documents – reviews
Free to access – part of your membership

ADVICE LINE – Call 01455 852037
• Employer focussed advice
• Experienced advisors
• Unlimited calls – 7 days a week

PLUS – a One2One REVIEW
• Free remote review consultation with a Quest Business Manager
• Are your contracts of employment up to date and fit for purpose?
• Have you got the relevant policies you need for the current situation (e.g. work at home policy) ?
• Are you confident you can get everything you need?

Saving British Business Money

At Saving British Business Money we are helping businesses selling online through Facebook, Instagram, Google, Amazon, EBay, Shopify Plus your website completely free (Shopify have there own fee’s). With our Ecommerce gateway we can link your website to all of the above at no cost per month and rates as low as 0%.

If you would like to book in for a 1 hour free Zoom slot please email – David@savingbritishbusinessmoney.co.uk

Working From Home – guidance & advice

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, many UK employees are now working from home for the foreseeable future. It will be the first experience for a considerable amount of companies and employees.

Working from home has its advantages, but being away from the office and social interaction of an office can take its toll.

 Remote working becomes the new norm for many; it’s imperative businesses change and put the appropriate mental health and wellbeing policies in place to ensure their employees feel part of the organisation and don’t become detached.

If you are looking for advice, or assistance, on how you can support your employees working from home. Especially employees who are worried or have feelings of prolonged isolation and inactivity, which can lead to employees struggling with anxiety, stress or depression.

 I can help by implementing a wellbeing remote support solution for your team, which will to improve their emotional resilience, improve their wellbeing and ability to cope in these challenging times.

Finance review from J&J Commercial

Covid-19 impacting your cashflow? If you’re looking for new finance or a review of your existing finance we are offering all members of Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber a FREE 1hr Zoom consultation to discuss the options available to them and to support them in any application process. This includes access to lenders that are part of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme as well as a wide range of other lenders.

Westfield Health – Employer support guides

Westfield Health have created a series of resources with information to help you, your business and your people through this difficult time, including an Employer Guide, a guide to self-isolating with coronavirus and a guide to working from home.

FX Forecasts

The last few months have been challenging for sterling, having fallen to the lowest levels against the US$ since the 1980s but has now recovered to pre Covid levels and back into the low $1.30s.

The key focus now for the markets will be the Brexit negotiations which need to be completed by September in order to get the legal documentation on place. The fortunes of the pound will likely fluctuate on positive or negative progress towards a deal being struck.

Member offer – 30 day mobile phone contracts for all homeworkers – offering unlimited calls & texts (and 1GB data) on all Sim Only connections to keep office workers connected while working at home

We are also offering 30 day rolling contracts on our Pocket Landline product throughout the lockdown – meaning we can handle incoming calls and distribute to the correct members of staff for handling. From just £9.95 per month (inc Vat) www.pocketlandline.co.uk

A term taken from the United States, furlough is a process whereby your employees do not carry out any work but are paid. Prior to the current crisis, there was no such thing as “furlough” in the UK, but the Government has introduced a Job Retention Scheme, otherwise known as furlough, a scheme where staff can be sent home and be paid by the Government up to 80% of their current salary (capped at £2500). Read More

Unlimited IT Support for 1 device and the option to add additional device up to 3 for £7.50 per device per month, which includes antivirus)

  • Bit Defender Antivirus
  • Office 365 Business Premium
  • Free .co.uk or .com domain and hosting(limited to 1 per company)
  • Pc/Laptop 24/7 Health Monitoring

 

½ Price for the first 3 months at £17.50 per month +VAT instead of £35pm +VAT

15% off for the remainder of the contract for Chamber Members at £29.75 +VAT per month instead of £35pm +VAT

COVID-19 has brought significant changes to the way we live and work, and the rapidly changing situation can make it hard to keep up with the latest news and advice.

It’s important for HR teams and business leaders to understand the situation, mitigate the risk for their business, and care for the health and wellbeing of their people. Westfield Health are creating a series of guides with lots of resources and ideas to support you.

If any BR chamber member needs any advice or support on any aspect of administration, using new processes or homeworking for both individuals or managers, we’re offering a free telephone service. Anyone can book in a 30min telephone call for advice, a walk through a system, issue or idea so you can access our expertise in our team in Sheffield.

Updated daily, this page provides a round up of the latest news and updates on the measures introduced by Government to support businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak, as well as practical solutions that can help businesses during these uncertain times.

Watch David from DEB Charted Accounts talk about a range of subjects helping businesses through the Coronavirus outbreak. David discusses the Self Employed Income Support Scheme, Grants for Businesses, Furlough Letters, Statutory Sick Pay and the Business Disruption Loan Scheme in these series of vlogs.

For many businesses, the coronavirus pandemic brings uncertainty and a sense of fear. For others, it brings opportunity.

No one wants to profit out of this terrible global situation, but it is human nature to try and look for the best in every situation. For lots of people, this will be a perfect opportunity to help others, innovate their business model, or even just open themselves up to new markets.

In this article, you will find 5 great ways to grow your business online and keep your inbound enquiries flowing.

Like other local businesses, we’re all weathering this storm together. We believe its times like this is when we should come together to help each other.

Staying active is one of the best ways to reduce stress, stay positive and feel connected to your team. We can’t help your bottom line but we can support your staff’s health and wellbeing so they can do their job to their fullest capacity.

At no cost to you, we’ve created a variation of our online programme which you can offer to each member of your staff for free during lockdown to support their health and wellbeing.