Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Spring business resilience workshops coming soon

It is challenging times at present for small and medium Somerset businesses. In response, the five Somerset councils (Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset County Council, Somerset West and Taunton and South Somerset) have devised a programme of support to help businesses develop the skills they need to thrive, whatever the economic environment.

The spring business resilience webinars on offer will feature advice, guidance and top tips on key areas of finance, marketing and HR, plus ten businesses will have the opportunity for one-to-one sessions after each webinar with top specialist advisors.

The two-hour business resilience webinars will focus on the following themes:

Financial Resilience – Providing support and tools to help businesses identify their weak spots, skills to protect the bottom line and ideas to help businesses become more attractive to funders.

Finding, recruiting and retaining top talent – Supporting businesses by providing practical tools and advice to support SMEs in attracting the right people to improve business resilience

How to use marketing in an economic downturn – Helping businesses to understand and define their offer, why branding is important and how to use it, find the right audience and develop a plan of action

One-to-One support sessions  –

1-2-1’s will be offered to 10 businesses after each webinar and consist of a two-hour session with a specialist advisor. This will include an action plan to take away to build resilience in your business.

Cllr Val Keitch, Somerset County Council’s Executive Lead Member with responsibility for Prosperity, said: “A key element of the Council’s business support package is the delivery of a series of workshops and one-to-one support to build business resilience.  This support will help local businesses develop the skills they need to cope with uncertainty, survive in challenging economic circumstances, and take advantage of new opportunities ahead.”

This pilot programme is funded by a proportion of the Business Rates Retention Pilot Programme and is run by the five district councils. It is designed to be a precursor to a longer programme of business resilience support, which will run throughout the year.

For further information and to book a place, please contact: businesssupport@somerset.gov.uk

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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