The Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) campaign provides guidance to firms which have struggled to access Covid-19 related support.

It aims to help West Midlands-based business owners, for whom English is not their first language, break down barriers to accessing COVID-19 support and guidance.

The campaign offers information on COVID-19 guidance, new regulations and support for businesses in English, Bengali, Urdu and Punjabi.

The current campaign will run until the 1st November 2020. It is supported by the West Midlands Combined Authority and Birmingham City Council.

The ABCC, part of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce group, will also be undertaking an engagement campaign with local community organisations and Asian media outlets, ensuring it reaches even more of the Asian business community.

Alongside new resources, the Chamber will continue to operate its dedicated hotline. Enquiries and are handled by a multilingual business adviser and connected to relevant expert advice from professionals offering pro-bono business support in a variety of languages and/or public agencies.

“The ABCC’s Business Support campaign has been really critical in engaging more members of the Asian business community with guidance and advice that is crucial to their survival. “The second phase of our campaign will provide even more dedicated resources, in a variety of languages, specifically targeted to help businesses be Covid-secure and help them better understand national and local guidelines.

“We are confident the second phase of this campaign will help further businesses throughout the region, along side the WMCA and Birmingham City Council, by ensuring they have the knowledge and resources they need to remain open while doing all that they can to contain the spread of this virus.

“Any business that is looking for support should call the hotline for advice on 0121 274 3280.” Anjum Khan, director of Asian Business Chamber of Commerce.

For more information visit: www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/ABCCSupport or call 0121 274 3280

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