Chamber launches ‘positivity hub’ in response to COVID-19

Scott Knowles of the East Midlands Chamber

East Midlands Chamber has launched a new online campaign to help businesses stay positive, support each other and share their good news during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The new East Midlands Coming Together Hub will promote positivity and community spirit across the region during a difficult time for many businesses.

It aims to showcase the work that Chamber members are undertaking to support their fellow businesses, local communities and the health service, highlight some of the funding and support options available, and promote the key projects that local firms can get involved in.

The Chamber has also redesigned its events programme and will be hosting a series of more than 50 free online events for members throughout April.

Chamber Chief Executive Scott Knowles said: “We live in unprecedented times, with businesses and their employees having to deal with circumstances that are challenging and uncertain.

“However, despite this, there’s a lot of incredible work going on across the East Midlands as businesses work to support each other, their employees and the communities in which they operate, and this is what we aim to highlight.

“Our new ‘East Midlands Coming Together Hub’ is designed to showcase some of the ways that local businesses are adapting in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, helping their fellow businesses and utilising digital technology and flexible working practices to not only stay open, but to improve their processes, become more efficient and prepare themselves for when the current situation comes to an end.

“As always, businesses across the East Midlands are showing great resilience and innovation in the face of adversity as they continue to adapt to the realities of this new way of working and this is what we want to celebrate.”