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The session is free to attend, and is run in partnership with BEST Growth Hub

Who will the session be useful for?

Any business that needs to find out how to access the support that has been made available from the Government and its agencies, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply:

  • How, why and when to apply for CBILS (Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme)
  • Business Rates Holiday
  • Cash Grants for small businesses in Retail, Hospitality and Leisure
  • Job retention scheme
  • SSP Rebates
  • Self Employed
  • Time to Pay
  • VAT Deferral
  • Income TAX Deferral for the self-employed

Who is the speaker?

Fred Thomas – Business Support Facilitator for the TALE Scheme

Fred spent 3 years as a Growth Hub Navigator, advising business across Kent and East Sussex.  This included providing access to support networks, sharing specialist knowledge, together with financial and grant application expertise.

Fred established and ran a multimillion-pound turnover company for 15 years.  His key strength in Sales and Marketing encompassed both physical retail outlets and a pan-UK sales force, as well as e-commerce platforms.  His digital skills include the use of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and analytics, with a keen interest in Big Data, Cyber Security and The Internet of Things.

Pictured Patrick Maynard (host of many Webinars) Fred Thomas (Speaker)

In his current role at TALE, Fred spends his days offering advice to business managers, pinpointing opportunities and preparing growth plans including grants.

The briefing will be held using Zoom Meetings. Each session has a host who will introduce the business briefing and main speakers. We make use of online chat to aid interactivity and there is a Q&A session at the end.

The meetings will last no longer than an hour with the presentation element lasting for 30-40 minutes.