COVID-19 support launched by Kbsa

Trade association launched 'Buddy System' and advises retailers to talk to banks

19 Mar, 20

Home specialists’ trade association the Kbsa has launched a support package for its members, in light of the current COVID-19 crisis.

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Members have access to an emergency advice line for HR and Health & Safety support from Croner.

Croner has also issued guidance notes to Kbsa members.

The Kbsa has signposted official advice from the Government, to avoid mis-information, and urged them to contact their banks to access details about financial support for businesses.

In addition to this, the Kbsa has created a ‘buddy system’ to offer support and advice to retailers, as part of its COVID-19 package.

National chair of the Kbsa Richard Hibbert said: “All businesses face a period of uncertainty but as an association we can work together and help navigate the choppy waters ahead.

“On a practical level we can provide our members with direct and easy access to all the advice and tools available to them to help them keep their businesses running.

“Our new buddy system offers more than just business support, it gives members an opportunity to talk and share their concerns, it lets them know they are not alone.”

He continued: “We want to remind members that this crisis will pass, the Kbsa is taking all necessary steps to support members, and whilst no-one can predict the future we hope UK businesses will come through this challenging time stronger than ever.”

The Kbsa has recently strengthened its membership with the appointment of Sovereign Bathrooms and a board director to look after Scottish retailers.