The past nine months have been some of the toughest periods small businesses on the Isle of Wight have ever faced, and this doesn’t look set to end any time soon.
Various packages of support have been issued since the start of the crisis back in the spring which have undoubtedly saved many jobs on the Island. As we approach the winter and the prospect of tougher restrictions on the economy, more help is going to be needed to avoid many businesses and jobs going under.
In collaboration with Bob Seely MP for Isle of Wight, FSB is conducting a brief survey of just 8 questions. FSB Development Manager for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Nicola Bailey said “Our aim is to understand how small businesses on the Isle of Wight have been impacted by Covid-19 and what help they need to recover”.
Bob Seely MP said “Clearly, things are tough for some businesses at the moment, and I want to make sure that I stay in close touch with business people across the Island.
“I talk regularly with representatives from the Isle of Wight business community, but it would be great to hear from all Island business owners to hear about the challenges they are facing. I want to see what more can practically be done to help.
“It would be great if small businesses on the Island could take a couple of minutes to respond to this survey, as their input will shape the Island’s and the UK’s recovery plans.”