Tech Corridor businesses come together to offer support & services during Coronavirus (Covid-19)
23rd March 2020
In these challenging times, its comforting to see so many Tech Corridor based businesses offering up their services and skills to help other businesses or individuals.
We will be compiling these generous offers here over the coming weeks so please do check in regularly and also send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if your business is offering something that we can add to this list.
(NB: We are not affiliated with any of these offers or businesses so please contact the businesses directly for t&cs).
Naked Marketing: Free brand review
Businesses of all shapes and sizes are looking at their brand now more than ever. But looking at your own brand is hard isn’t it? That is why we would like to offer our support to fellow Tech Corridor businesses and provide a completely free and no-obligation review of your brand. Hopefully helping you to establish a firm footing for going forward, we’ll look to answer the questions – What does your brand say about you? What are the key messages that come across?
Cheddar Creative: 50% discount on services.
Design and marketing specialists Cheddar Creative are offering a 50%+ discount on brand-building and design sprint services during lockdown. Click here if your business could do with some assistance.
FCC Innovation: Free and discounted services
FCC is offering its expertise to Tech Corridor businesses during the pandemic:
- Free trials of Foldr, a VPN-free way to access and edit documents on your on-site and cloud storage from a single easy-to-use interface. No obligation and free until the end of July.
- Remote reinstallations of print devices in new locations (whatever the brand)
- Advice and IT support for remote workers
- Help with provision of smaller printers for dispersed teams
Farnell Clarke – Free cash flow planning
Tech Corridor ambassador Patrick Leavey of Farnell Clarke specialises in cash flow planning and business strategy, and can offer sessions to businesses that want to form a cash flow plan for getting through this crisis.
It will be most effective for companies that use Xero accounting software, because the Float cash flow forecasting app is offering an extended free trial until the end of May. This makes cash flow planning much easier. Patrick also offers an offline version. See: www.farnellclarke.co.uk/support/cash-flow-support
Safepoint: Support for lone workers
Norwich based Safepoint are offering one month free access to Safepoint services: a lone worker protection app and safety solution. Sign up at safepointapp.com and use code PROTECTMYSTAFF at checkout. Cancel at any time.
Candour: Free SEO training for anyone made redundant
Candour’s founder Mark Williams-Cook is offering 1 day of SEO training free to anyone who has been made redundant due to Covid19. A generous offer to help job seekers upskill and potentially find new opportunities. To apply fill out this form
Free office space: Lenwade
Newly refurbished offices in Lenwade are being offered up for free to anyone “in the fight against the corona virus”, which could include NHS. To contact the owner email email@example.com
Off The Wall Outdoor: Outdoor advertising panels
The outdoor advertising specialists are offering their Norwich advertising sites free of charge for the next 4 weeks for any community groups that are supporting vulnerable people during these difficult times. email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Kathryn Wright, CEO of discountvouchers.co.uk has kindly compiled a great list of home delivery options in Norfolk. This can be found here.*-
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The following educational specialists are offering tools and support for any workers currently needing to home school children:
Cambridge Assessment:free educational materials
Cambridge Assessment is offering Resource Plus to all Cambridge International schools and learners free of charge. To access their high-quality videos, ready-made lesson plans, and teaching materials click here
Cambridge University Press: Access to >700 textbooks online
is making higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access online during the coronavirus outbreak. Over 700 textbooks, published and currently available, on Cambridge Core are available regardless of whether textbooks were previously purchased. Free access is available until the end of May 2020. More here
John Innes Centre: Free Online Course for budding biologists
Learn how to address challenges in growing, harvesting, & processing food & build your knowledge of food production challenges & tech with this free FutureLearn course for 16-19 year olds studying biology
Developing Experts: 75% off their annual subscription
Science learning platform, Developing Experts, have reduced their homeschool subscription to just £15 for the whole year. Just put code C75 into the site when paying. Access here
Raspberry Pi Foundation: free online projects for budding coders and programmers
Cambridge based Raspberry Pi have compiled a list of free activities that your mini digis can try at home, including an introduction to Scratch, a programming starter project: Pixel art and a tutorial for creating web page stickers. Find more details on their blog
Linkedin is opening up 16 of its learning courses for free. Courses that provide tips on how to stay productive, build relationships when you’re not face-to-face, use virtual meeting tools and balance family and work dynamics in a healthy way.
Adobe: is offering free 90-day access to its web conferencing tool, Adobe Connect, for both current subscribers and non-customers, until July 1, 2020.