Support from our Patrons & Partners

Our Chamber Patrons & Partners are offering a host of resources to businesses during this difficult time. From legal advice, to HR and foreign exchange - you can tap into a wealth of expertise and advice from our trusted Patrons and Partners.

Quest

Chamber Patron Quest has expertise in legal, HR, VAT and health & safety issues. Quest can provide a free helpline for businesses to call if they are facing issues with any of the above due to COVID-19. To access the help line please contact benefits@gmchamber.co.uk.

Quest have also made several useful documents available that are free to use:

Westfield Health

Westfield Health is a Patron of the Chamber who provide health insurance and guidance for employers. They've released several guides to help employers navigate the public health and business concerns surrounding COVID-19. Read the guides here.

AFEX

There has been unprecedented volatility in the currency markets over the last two weeks and long-term uncertainty will remain. As the only Chamber partner specialising in foreign currency, AFEX wants to share their knowledge and expertise any way they can to help businesses and individuals.

AFEX FX Risk Management Support - In light of recent events, AFEX wants to extend their help and support to any businesses impacted by COVID-19 and beyond. Their door is open for anyone to contact them with any questions you may have or simply ask a question about the current currency market. Please contact:

Peter Walshe – North West Manager

pwalshe@afex.com

0161 827 7962

The Co-operative Bank

The Co-operative Bank has launched a Business Exchange where business will be able to find advice on COVID-19 in addition to other topics that affects SMEs. Find out more here. 

CRS

Chamber Partner CRS is a leader in helping businesses manage and mitigate credit risk through attractive insurance policies. CRS has recently created a helpful overview of how COVID-19 has impacted the credit market - see it here.

FREETHS

FREETHS is a legal Partner of the Chamber and has collated several useful resources, both legal and non-legal, for businesses to use during this time. Please see their dedicated COVID-19 web pages here.

Download their free COVID-19 business support package here.

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs is an international law firm and Partner of the Chamber. Squire Patton Boggs have bank of resources including a Contingency Risk Tool that can be used by businesses. Categorised by global market, industry and practical support you can see their full list of resources here.