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Ready 2020: business support campaign launches in the South East

A new campaign has launched today to help small and medium-sized businesses in East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock prepare for change, as the UK’s departure from the European Union is confirmed.

Ready 2020 is being managed by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP), working alongside the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. It is a collaborative effort to support smaller companies across London, the South East and Hertfordshire as they face wide-ranging changes in the business environment.

The campaign will provide timely information across areas including recruitment and employment, trading relationships and regulation.

It will also offer advice and support aimed to boost the resilience of SMEs, encouraging companies to think about how to manage the risks and pursue the opportunities they will encounter in the coming year.

Support will be provided by a combination of digital resources, events across the LEP catchment areas, and business advisors from local Growth Hubs. More information can be found on the campaign website:

Delivery partners for the campaign are the Greater London Authority, London Growth Hub, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Hertfordshire Growth Hub, South East Local Enterprise Partnership, Business East Sussex Growth Hub, Kent & Medway Growth Hub and BEST Growth Hub. The campaign will run from today until March 31st.

SELEP Chair Christian Brodie said:

“SELEP is happy to be working with GLA and Hertfordshire LEP to provide the best possible support to businesses across the South following the UK’s departure from the EU.

“The Ready 2020 campaign creates a clear, identifiable support system for SMEs in uncertain times, supplying them with up-to-date information and tailored advice to help businesses not only survive, but thrive in a rapidly changing and uncertain economy.”

For all press and media enquiries, please contact:

Ellie Clow
Communications Officer
Tel: 03330 136839