The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
Your June 2020 Update

Welcome to your latest Chamber newsletter, 

with the latest news and advice from our team, our members and our Patrons.

We’ve had a busy month here at the Mid Yorkshire Chamber supporting those of you who are heading back to work as Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are gradually eased. This by no means signals a return to normal working conditions with social distancing measures still in place and some industries still unable to reopen, but it is a light at the end of the tunnel for business communities across the country. Last week we welcomed the positive news that more businesses within the hospitality and leisure sectors will be able to open their doors once more on the 4th July.

However, some businesses are remaining closed for the time being as the nation continues to fight this virus. To those businesses, I recommend you check out our Chamber Finance Finder. We’ve partnered up with Swoop Funding to help simplify and speed up the funding process, matching member businesses with the right funding solutions across loans, equity and grants.

This month we launched our E-business Local Support Hub, an information centre for financial support, HR advice and guidance. This support is available for businesses, both members and non-members, who have been affected by the coronavirus crisis. More information can be found below. Please forward this email to any businesses who you may think are interested.

These are challenging times, but individuals and businesses have shown true resilience, going above and beyond to help their communities. If you know someone that has truly risen to the occasion, get involved with the Yorkshire Post’s ‘The Big Thank You’ campaign.

Below you can find further updates and information including business support, virtual networking and the latest news from our members and Patrons.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team about how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01484 483 660 or
I hope you all have a safe July and keep in touch!


Martin Hathaway
Managing Director
Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce 
During these challenging times, businesses need clear, actionable information and advice to help them navigate the current climate. That’s why we created the E-business Local Support Hub, an information centre containing resources covering:
  • HR
  • Financial support options
  • Information on Government schemes
  • Guidance for returning to work safely
For more information, or to sign up, please follow the link below:

Get supported >>
News from our members...
Free legal support resources launched by Yorkshire firm
Chadwick Lawrence has developed a package of business support resources to help get client and non-client businesses back on their feet. 

Member duo team up for anniversary video
Stafflex Recruitment and Virtual Huddersfield are collaborating on a new video to celebrate Stafflex's 20th Anniversary.

News from our Patrons...
Leeds students celebrate success in remote PR competition
Two Ba Hons Public Relations teams from Leeds Beckett University have received joint first place in this year’s Grayling Prize.

Eaton Smith Solicitors welcome residential property expert
Chris Brierley joins Eaton Smith Solicitors as Partner and Head of Residential Property with over a decade of industry experience.

Welcome to our new members!
Member offer of the month:
This July all member businesses will have access to Your Choice Fire & Security's temperature reading solutions for a discounted price. The thermal temperature scanning camera will help your workplace stay secure while ensuring social distancing. The camera can be placed at the entrance to any business and will autonomously check the skin temperature of anyone in its field of vision. 

Login to the MY Chamber member's area or email us on to find out more: 
MY Chamber >>
We are hosting and partnering on a range of events from networking and webinars to Q&As and export sessions, there is something for everyone and every business. To view our events calendar in full please follow the link below.

If there's something you'd like to see more of, or if you'd like to partner with us on an event, get in touch via 01484 483 660 or
See all the events coming up >>
Rock the Recovery with Ventas Sales
Thursday 2nd July

Join Ventas Sales and Sales Star for this eight-part webinar series providing your business with a range of tools to help support your recovery and come out of these uncertain times stronger than ever. 
Register now >>
Eaton Smith Employment Law Clinic 
Tuesday 7th July

As businesses begin to open up, the employment team at Eaton Smith Solicitors are running a series of free, remote Employment Law Clinics every Tuesday from 10am to help support your business. 
Register now >>
Chat with the MD 
Thursday 16th July
Join our Managing Director Martin Hathaway for a Q&A session discussing a range of topics including business recovery and how the Chamber can support your business, as well as best practice methods and advice. 
Register now >>
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