“We need people who have ambition for the county and can commit time to this group.”
“Over 98% of all businesses in Scotland have less than 50 employees so it is critically important that they can re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.”
The two-hour online meeting is open to all businesses to give a representative viewpoint in its advice to the OIC .
“1st July marked a critical deadline in the process of the UK leaving the EU. Moving from June to July means that the deadline to request an extension to the Brexit transition period has passed.”
“The emotive wording of some responses expressed the pressures people were under to cope with the crisis on a personal and professional level”
There is now a range of funding support for businesses in Orkney and Scotland.
“In order to reduce the spread of infection and protect those exercising, travel outside of the home should be limited, as close to your local area as possible, and you should remain at least 2 metres apart from anyone who is not a member of your household or a carer at all times.”
From funding, training and advice to exploring new markets and fresh ways of working.
Orkney Islands Council has established an initial £5m fund to support local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is vital that the Scottish Government now listen to the concerns of people, communities and businesses across this region and finally commit to reversing these cuts”