COVID-19 business opportunities

Can your business offer coronavirus support to Government?

The UK Government is looking for businesses who can offer multiple skills and expertise and has set up an online tool where businesses can register. To offer support please visit GOV.UK. The support needed includes:

  • medical testing equipment
  • medical equipment design
  • protective equipment for healthcare workers, such as masks, gowns and sanitiser
  • hotel rooms
  • transport and logistics, for moving goods or people
  • manufacturing equipment
  • warehouse or office space, for medical use or storage
  • expertise or support on IT, manufacturing, construction, project management, procurement, engineering or communications
  • social care or childcare

Produced in Kent - Help Kent Buy Local

#HelpKentBuyLocal is a campaign set up to help promote independent local businesses growing, producing, selling and delivering food and drink to the Kent community

For businesses launching new services or deliveries, find out more about Help Kent Buy Local and view the interactive map

Manufacturing Growth Programme

Stay up-to-date with government guidance specific to SME Manufacturers. Register your email with the Manufacturing Growth Programme, to receive information relevant to small and medium-sized businesses.

The Institute for Manufacturing is has a very comprehensive web portal for manufacturing and engineering specialists, with links to register for the NHS Supply Chain, an Expert Database and a Coronavirus Tech Handbook.