Covid – 19: Local Business Advice and Sector Feedback to Government

Advice from Government

You can find general advice and guidance for businesses in response to COVID-19 at your local Growth Hub.

– Devon and Somerset – Heart of the South West Growth Hub
– Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Growth Hub
– Dorset Growth Hub

If you are not in the SW search for your local “Growth Hub” service who should have the most up to date and official business advice for your area.

Sector Feedback to the Sec of State for Transport

Maritime UK met with the Secretary of State for Transport last week to feedback the needs of the sector. This process of engagement with Government will continue throughout the Covid 19 crisis.

Key messages

• Engagement with industry is a key priority and keeping the maritime ‘ecosystem’ going.
• Continuation of the supply chain is essential for energy, food, economic survival.
• Discussion around key worker designation for seafarers. (See link)

If you have specific issues to feed into this communication process please email While we do not have the resources to respond to every email we will be able to feed them into government through this process. Please note for business advice and support contact the Growth Hubs listed above.

Our thoughts are with you all in these unprecedented times.

Maritime UK South West