The latest from MENTA
Business Support Prepares for the New Normal.
MENTA Business Support will be reopening its doors to all visitors from July 1st, MENTA which runs the Vision Centre on Eastern Way in Bury St Edmunds as well as our site on Hollands road in Haverhill. The business is also launching a new website to accommodate more online live training sessions for established businesses throughout Suffolk for those clients that would rather learn new skills from at home or at work. The Vision Centre which opened in 1984 has several resident businesses ope
How much you can claim - Job Retention Scheme
Calculate how much you can claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme * From 1 July employers can only claim for employees who have previously been furloughed for at least 3 consecutive weeks between 1 March – 30 June. * Flexibly furlough employees meaning employees can come back to work for any amount of time and any work pattern. * Still be able to claim the furlough grant for the hours your flexibly furloughed employees do not work, compared to the hours they would normally
MENTA and NEN are partners in a Erasmus Plus European project, other partners involved come from Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Ireland and Denmark. Below is an overview of SmartUp. Smart-up is an EU Erasmus+ Project bringing together partners and experts from the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Denmark and Ireland. This project aims to facilitate early stage entrepreneurs and established SME owner-managers with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and interpret early warning signals of busi
Covid 19 - Returning to work in the Office & Risk Assessments
MENTA Patron, HS DIRECT has complied this advice for those businesses preparing for staff to return to the workplace. How do I safely get my team back to the office? The UK has approximately 4.2 million people classed as “working within an office” environment, so with Government experts regarding enclosed spaces as higher risk areas for Covid-19 transmission, it poses a big challenge for industries to plan their workforce's safe return to work. Will some ever return to work? A poll condu
Applications Invited for 2021 Global Cartier Women’s Initiative
Every year the Cartier Women’s Initiative awards grants to 21 female entrepreneurs from across the globe; aiming to support them in developing unique early-stage enterprises. The initiative also provides access to workshops, networking events and seminars. The programme aims to encourage inspirational women entrepreneurs to solve contemporary global challenges by: * supporting and recognising creative women who are making concrete contributions to finding solutions for the future of the pl
Support for refugees looking to start a business in East Anglia from MENTA Business Support
A new pilot programme aimed to encourage refugee entrepreneurs across the UK has been launched by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) with funding from the Home Office and the National Lottery Community Fund.
East Suffolk - Discretionary Business Grants
East Suffolk Council is now processing the discretionary business grants for local businesses provided by the Government in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. On 2nd May 2020, the Government announced that extra funding would be made available to local authorities to enable them to support small businesses outside the scope of the existing business grant fund scheme. East Suffolk Council has been allocated £3,866,250 to fund the discretionary business support grants, and eligible businesses ca
Haverhill Business has been making quilts for Covid-19
One Suffolk business has diversified during Lock-down and has been making ‘quilts for ‘Covid-19' Snobby Eddy Crafts launched in April 2018 and is based at the Haverhill business centre operated by MENTA Business Support They have a shop as well as working craft studio which normally would offer Acrylic paint nights, Glass fusion, cake decorating, macramé, Indian block printing, wreath making, Parchment paper, sewing, Ceramics, mosaics, quilting, kids workshops, kids Sunday club, school holi