Lockdown lessons from LESL


Suppliers of business support to SMEs all across Scotland and Northern Ireland

  • You never appreciate what you have till it’s gone.

It’s almost impossible to imagine that a third of the world’s population is under lockdown. Almost all of us are navigating uncharted territory and businesses are desperate for information and clarity.

The LESL team is working tirelessly to help find solutions and to interpret government decisions on your behalf. Although our premises are closed until further notice, our Advisors are actively working through web and telephone links. We are here for you.  

  1. The value of a good Business Continuity Plan        

One thing that is perfectly clear is that those with good business resilience are much stronger than others when the unexpected happens. Our own BCP has proved invaluable, allowing LESL to switch quickly and effectively to remote working.

We have a lot of experience in finding digital solutions for novel problems and can help you find ways through current HR challenges as well.

LESL manages the Digital Development Loan on behalf of the Scottish Government.  apply@digitaldevelopmentloan.org Tel 01236 702061

  • Communication is all

Often in a crisis, people forget to communicate with their stakeholders. Winners aren’t necessarily those with all the answers, but those who maintain open channels of communication with staff, customers and suppliers. By this means, relationships can be maintained through a rapidly changing business landscape.

LESL can advise on the practical and legal aspects of keeping in touch with those who matter. 

  • The importance of “rainy day” money

Current conditions are probably better described as “torrential” for many, so if cash flow is an urgent issue, LESL can help interpret the rules for new Government assistance. We will also support you access appropriate grants to cast a temporary umbrella over areas essential to business survival.  

  • You are not alone

Businesses large and small find themselves in similarly uncharted territory at the moment.

LESL Advisors are hugely experienced in supporting SMEs across Scotland and Northern Ireland. Our staff are working round the clock to find creative solutions, information and finance to support SMEs.   

LESL also delivers programmes on behalf of;

Digital Development Loan – apply@digitaldevelopmentloan.org Tel 01236 702061

Developing Young Workforce – L/shire and East Dunbartonshire 01698 400564

If you want to find out how LESL can help support your business and your employees in these challenging times contact us using the relevant contact details above.