Small Business Taskforce


Business in the Community’s (BITC) Small Business Taskforce provides support to small businesses in places most impacted by COVID-19 across the UK. Its focus includes ensuring that help reaches underrepresented business owners, with emphasis on businesses led by female and Black, Asian, minority ethnic business leaders.

Support for businesses includes developing a deep understanding of each small business’ needs, signposting to the right support and providing tailored, bespoke support where required. By working in partnership with BITC members and key local and national stakeholders, the Small Business Taskforce is finding innovative solutions.


  • The Small Business Taskforce is developing innovative, scalable solutions and best practice through an adaptive ‘test and learn’ approach to supporting small businesses.
  • Within 12 months a blueprint will be developed so more support can reach the businesses that need it most.
Co-chaired by Deepak Soni, Director of Commercial at AXA Insurance and Eleanor Bradley, Interim Chief Executive Officer at Nominet.