City briefing to support businesses with trading safely

As we move further into stage 4 of the government’s roadmap, there will still be a need to work together to keep the city, our businesses and employees working safely.

A city briefing for businesses held this week shared information about the impact of COVID on the city.

Businesses were able to catch up on the current guidance and support to help them open up the city and keep trading safely and as easily as possible.

At the session, businesses heard from:

  • Council leader, Phélim Mac Cafferty
  • Nick Hibberd, Executive Director for Economy, Environment & Culture
  • Dr Kathleen Cuming, Consultant in Public Health
  • Martin Harris, Managing Director at Brighton & Hove Buses 
  • Mark Buchanan-Smith, Centre Director at Churchill Square shopping centre

They explored building a successful partnership with businesses to support the restart and recovery of the city’s economy, whilst keeping staff and customers safe. 

Discussions also covered how Brighton & Hove is responding to the increase in cases, the key messages and the way forward.

Councillor Mac Cafferty said: “With cases in the city increasing at the same time as Covid restrictions are lifted, it is more important than ever to ensure that businesses have the information and support they need to keep their staff, customers and visitors safe.

“We have won extra support to help bring cases down and build on the amazing work businesses have been doing. We want to make sure businesses have what they need to operate safely and successfully. This session was an opportunity to hear the latest information from public transport, the retail sector, council and public health.”

The free online event was organised by the council, Brighton Chamber and Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership.

Read Brighton Chamber's blog about the event.

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