An informal network of manufacturing companies from across Plymouth and beyond
Here is a selection of government; local government; employment advisory bodies and private sector business websites that can be relied on to be frequently updated with the latest Covid-19 news for employers and businesses. As you can imagine, most include duplicate material.
If you are a PMG member and you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19: guidance for employees,employers and businesses
The Heart of the South West Growth Hub is the government’s main mechanism of engaging with businesses across the area through the local enterprise partnership or LEP. They are the first point of contact for businesses in the Hot SW LEP area (Devon & Somerset, Plymouth & Torbay) wishing to develop and grow. Their service works in partnership with existing local and national business support services and will help businesses access the right support for them without duplicating existing provision.
PCC are also producing a regular covid-19 newsletter https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKPCC/bulletins/281cbe5
Subscription point - here: https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/invest/news/newsletter-link
South Hams & West Devon district councils have their own bulletin https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKSWDEVON/bulletins/281dc29
Business West is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the SW. It is a not-for-profit company with 200 staff and a turnover of £10 million. ‘We provide guidance & support on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for businesses, employers and employees in the region. We're working urgently to clarify how businesses can access the new measures announced by government – and will convey this to businesses as quickly as possible through the hub’.
ACAS is the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.
We work with millions of employers and employees every year to improve workplace relationships. We're an independent public body that receives funding from the government.
This site is particularly strong on employment related issues including statutory sick pay.
£2.7bn COLLECTIVE TURNOVER
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The PMG is primarily a network for information sharing; peer to peer networking; factory site visits and surveys & benchmarking.
We also represent and lobby on behalf of the sector: locally, regionally and nationally and act as a focal point for the receipt and sharing of external information.
"Membership of the PMG has provided learning and networking opportunities through regular meetings and focused subgroups, which have been an invaluable towards improving our business. The PMG has also been an excellent route for vocalising our position with both local and regional government bodies."