NATIONAL BUSINESS RESPONSE NETWORK
BUSINESS SUPPORT IS NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER
About the network
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased critical health and social issues in towns and cities across the UK. The needs across communities have intensified, and the obligation to link business support to community requirements has never been more urgent.
The National Business Response Network (NBRN) is the easiest and most efficient way to get urgent resources to the communities that need them the most. To date, the NBRN has met almost 3,000 different community requirements.
Communities urgently need food, clothing and care essentials. They also desperately require business skills and expertise.
How your business can help
- Visit the National Business Response Network platform, and consider how your business could address the requests submitted.
- If you are a Business in the Community (BITC) member, contact your Relationship Manager and discuss how your business could help.
- If you are not yet a BITC member,find out more as to how your organisation can become a member of the Prince’s Responsible Business Network.
- If you are a community organisation and urgently need support, please call our 24-hour hotline on 0141 285 3821.
WATCH to learn more about the work of the national business response network (NBRN)
Calling small businesses based in Aberdeen, on the Fylde Coast and in Newport
Are you a small business in need of support? Perhaps you would like some HR, legal or financial advice? Maybe you are looking to increase your business opportunities at local meet-the-buyer events? Alternatively, perhaps you would like to meet like-minded businesses and share your concerns with others who are facing the same challenges?
COVID-19 resources for business, communities and employers across the UK
BITC has extensive experience of supporting business and communities at moments of crisis. In addition to the matching platform developed as part of the National Business Response Network, we have developed a range of COVID-19 resources to help your business, the community and employees. These are provided under three key areas:
COVID-19 Practical actions for your business
Keeping your business going and supporting suppliers and customers through financial and logistical challenges.
- COVID-19 and the Global Goals
- Suppliers and Small- and Medium- Enterprises (SMEs)
COVID-19: responsible business and supporting SMEs
COVID-19: helping the supply chain
COVID-19: small business and government support
COVID-19 Supporting your employees
Looking after the health and wellbeing of employees from coping with anxiety to overcoming loneliness.
COVID-19: responsible business and supporting your employees
COVID-19: stay safe online
COVID-19: digital technology to support wellbeing
COVID-19: supporting carers in the workplace
COVID-19: domestic abuse, supporting your employees
COVID-19: ethnicity and economic impact
COVID-19: helping employees facing financial difficulty
COVID-19 and gender equality at work
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women and COVID-19
COVID-19 and employee health and wellbeing
The Mental Health at Work commitment for Employers, through a COVID-19 lens
COVID-19: economic impact on age in the workplace
COVID-19 Supporting communities
BITC is standing behind National Emergencies Trust in its fundraising efforts. While money is only part of the solution, we urge members to support this national appeal. Donations can be made on the National Emergencies Trust website.
- COVID-19: supporting your communities
COVID-19: supporting your community partners
COVID-19: volunteering during the pandemic
COVID-19 and homelessness: business as part of the solution