Hertfordshire Business Partnership Partnership members:

Hertfordshire Prosperity

Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce  & Industry

Dacorum District Council Business Support team

Business Link Hertfordshire

Prime support providers:

Tim Hutchings, CEO, Herts. Chamber 07956-172208 Business support Help Line (Herts. Chamber) 01727-813435

Chris Haynes, Dacourm Business Partnerships Manager 07968-403773

Business Link Hertfordshire Information Services 01727-813813

Total UK Limited (repair and assist support line) 0800 2944250

Job Centre Plus 01442 426085

Dacorum Emergency Centre 0845 3300222

Key websites for latest details:

www.hertschamber.com

www.dacorum.gov.uk

Services Available 

Immediate issues Chris Haynes/ Tim Hutchings/ Dacorum emergency centre

Security (temporary) Total UK Limited (glaziers/ hoardings, etc.)

Property database Business Link (one stop shop accessing property listings from just all the major commercial property agents)

HR Advice Business Link (procedural and legal advise on personnel/ employment issues)

Business action planning and/ or General Business advice Chamber or Business Link help/ information lines

Maylands Business Recovery Support An emergency business support service has been established to help all businesses directly / indirectly affected by the Buncefield fire.

Business Helpline 01727 813813 The free service provided by Business Link will provide the following:

  • Access to useful contacts and telephone numbers including statutory and expert support;
  • Access to a property search service including availability of short term flexible solutions; 
  • Immediate on-line business advice and guidance; 
  • Access to organisations able to represent your needs;
  • One to one practical support from an experienced Business Adviser. This includes up to 10 days consultancy to help undertake a full business assessment followed by the development of a tailored recovery / continuity plan. This can address such issues as: ·

Cashflow·,Creditors, Debtors, Premises, Insurance, IT and data recovery, Customers, Employees, Communications, Orders, Suppliers,

Stock· Plant, Logistics, Contracts, Services

  • Access to a pool of technical specialists including legal, ICT, property and logistics with initial advice, guidance and assessment at no cost; 
  • Up to £5k towards any specialist expertise required to help deliver recovery / business continuity;

Latest …………… Emergency Loan fund

We are in the process of establishing an emergency soft loan fund to help overcome immediate cash flow issues caused as a result of the disaster. We will publish details of this fund as soon as it becomes available.