7 May 2020 27 min listen

This episode features an interview with Dan Fitzhenry who is the leader of the Southampton Conservative Group at Southampton City Council. We asked Dan 8 key questions around what the local council are doing to support small and medium-sized businesses.

The full list of questions are summarised below with the timing’s included if you want to skip ahead:

  • How is Southampton Council currently operating? How are they prioritising key services and how are those decisions being made? 2:45
  • In what way are the council supporting small businesses? 5:45
  • Looking at the grants available from the council for local businesses, talk us through the eligibility to benefit from a grant? 7:50
  • Do you know how many applications have been received so far? 11:15
  • Do you know what the time frame for payment is? 12:55
  • What about the broader support available for businesses such as the business interruption loans? What are the catches? 13:35
  • Any parting words of advice? 19:30
  • What is the best way to contact the council? 21:25

If your business is not based in Southampton this will still be worth listening to. Most councils are applying the same process.

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Ryan Lisk

Ryan has helped a vast number of businesses protect and control their intellectual property as well as drafting and advising on consumer and commercial contracts.

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