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Free help available for businesses affected by the snow

Posted: 08/01/10 by EMB Group

With severe weather warnings, treacherous travel conditions and freezing temperatures set to continue, the regional Business Link service is urging those businesses across Northamptonshire concerned about the possible impact of these implications to make use of the FREE regional Business Link service to help them access support, information and advice on their contingency planning.

As heavy snow and icy roads continue to cause problems for many businesses up and down the country, people are encouraged to visit the regional Business Link website for advice on crisis management and to find out how to continue their day-to-day business activities despite the bad weather.

Darren Mercieca, Northamptonshire Area Manager for the regional Business Link service, says: “The amount of snow fall has had a huge effect on some businesses, such as preventing people getting to work or stopping essential supplies and produce getting to their destinations.  It is times like these where the importance of contingency planning really comes to light."

Stephen Smith, Chief Executive of EMB Ltd, the organisation responsible for delivering the regional Business Link service, adds: “As an organisation committed to putting customer service at the top of its agenda, we have our own crisis management system in place to effectively deal with such eventualities. Travel difficulties have resulted in a reduced Enquiry Team. Impressively though, by embracing state of the art technology, web resources and the continued dedication and commitment of our staff, we have managed to deal with more enquires than that of the same time last year.

“Local Businesses can visit the regional Business Link website where they can access interactive tools that will help assess and minimise the risks to their business caused by natural disasters such as flooding and the excessive snowfall we’re experiencing. Or they can speak to their local Business Link adviser for information about creating a contingency plan that suits them.”

For more information and guidance go to or contact Business Link on 0845 058 6644  email:

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