Manufacturing Sector - Kildare Local Enterprise Office Launch the Business Continuity Voucher for Manufacturing Businesses Based in County Kildare

Kildare Local Enterprise Office Launch the Business Continuity Voucher of

€2,500 for Manufacturing Businesses Based in County Kildare

 

Kildare Local Enterprise Office have partnered with Auxilia Consultants to offer a broad business solution to our Manufacturing sector employing less than 50 employees to give these businesses the right advice & tools to Stabilise, Reset, & Recover with a Business Continuity Strategy. This programme begins Friday 24th April.

 

Phase 1

Participating companies will be contacted by a nominated consultant to establish their current high- level business status:

 

This will involve the following:

  1. Establish Company contacts for the purpose of this support
  2. Get a brief business background & description
  3. Establish the current business operating status -Impact of Covid 19
  4. Establish the main issues the business is now dealing with under the following headings:
  • Staffing/ Health & Safety-/Social Distancing Implications/ Gov restrictions
  • Supply Chain / Operations
  • Finance / Cash Flow and Capital Expenditure Projects
  • Sales / Business Development
  • Insurance
  • Other

Following this initial assessment, participants with similar issues will be grouped together to participate in small informal but focused Video Conferencing workshops which will provide helpful advice on some topics which will be common such as, Managing Cash flow and funding Options & Available Financial supports and LEO Supports.

 

Phase 2

In addition to the group sessions above you will be assigned a nominated consultant who will help you through a high-level review of your business to produce a Business Continuity plan to take you through and beyond this crisis

 

This will cover the following and other areas relevant to the business.

  • Current business status & financial health check
  • Covid 19 impact on Staff
  • Covid 19 Impact on key metrics
  • Actions taken to date.
  • Additional actions under consideration
  • Identification of key Risks & Challenges (Covid 19 timeframe dimension)
  • Identification of additional actions to be implemented to mitigate these risks into the future

Other areas to be considered:

  • Supply Chain Agility / Supplier Review
  • Implementation and compliance with Social Distancing & Health & Safety measures
  • Consideration of new Processes & Innovation in your business model
  • Current Marketing & Communication Strategies
  • Keeping up to speed with regulations and supports
  • Identification of other mentoring needs into the future

Delivery

Programme begins Friday 24th April.

Based on the immediate business need, Auxilia Consultants will work to develop an action plan to best support your business. This will involve advice, action, and assisting the client to draw on the other supports available (TOV, Microfinance, etc.)

The workshops will be delivered over a 2-week period and will last for 1 hour.

Followed by multiple individual sessions which will be planned with your appointed consultant to guide and write up your Business Continuity Plan.

 

Output

The output of the above exercise will be a Business Continuity Strategy which will contain real and practical steps which the business should consider taking so as to ensure that it is stable now and stronger for whatever the future may hold.

To Avail of this support

Apply by Thursday 23rd April for the Business Continuity Voucher  Referencing Business Continuity Strategy for Manufacturing. Send it by email to localenterprise@kildarecoco.ie in advance as this voucher is used to fund this entire expert mentoring & consultancy service .

 

 

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