National Business Response Network launched to combat COVID-19

Jake Carter

April 2, 2020

National Business Response Network has been launched in order to support local organisations and charities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Prince’s Responsible Business Network with over 750 companies in membership, has launched the National Business Response Network.

According to the network it identifies national and local community needs from community groups, schools, local authorities, local resilience bodies, charities, alliances and small businesses.

The network then connects business resources to meet the following needs, food, technology, social care and small businesses.

It details its aid as professional support, lending/donating resources and logistics, such as providing transportation.

Amanda Mackenzie OBE, chief executive of Business in the Community, said: “We know the impact that businesses can have at times like these and our members tell us every day how much they want to make a difference to those most in need.

“Founded over 40 years ago by HRH The Prince of Wales, we are the oldest and largest network of our kind, bringing business together on resilience, emergency response and long-term recovery.

“Whether it’s floods, cyber-attacks or riots, we have always matched local need with the enormous support businesses can and want to offer.

“The COVID-19 crisis is no different. Through our network, we can provide lifelines to people and communities affected by the pandemic.

“We know what local communities need as they battle the impact of COVID-19 on their towns and cities and we’re calling on businesses who want to offer support to contact us to make sure their support gets to the right place at the right time.”

Sign up to our daily email