Vanarama, the UK’s leading independent commercial and personal vehicle leasing company has launched a Covid-19 Small Business Support Team to provide information and guidance to sole traders, the self-employed and small limited companies on how to access the funding available from the UK Government during the Covid-19 pandemic.
‘There are more than 5 million self-employed people who make up 15% of the UK’s workforce, many of these are van-driving tradespeople who account for a substantial number of our loyal customers.’ Said Andy Alderson, CEO and Founder, Vanarama. ‘We understand that this is an incredibly stressful time and finding the right government funding can be overwhelming. We pride ourselves in providing industry-leading customer service, so, have further invested in training our customer service team so that they can offer sound advice and guide not only our existing clients but other small business owners in these difficult times.’
The free-to-use service provided by Vanarama can be accessed via Covid-19 Small Business Support Team or by calling 0808 196 3900. Up to date detailed information on all the support that the UK Government is offering as well frequently asked questions from mortgage holidays to life insurance queries can be found here. The Vanarama Facebook group will provide a secure space for members to discuss issues and share their business stories.
‘The government has responded quickly and taken unprecedented action in support of small businesses and we need to see financial organisations do the same. They need to speed up the approval process, if they don’t, small businesses are going to fail and that’s just not good enough.’ said The Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead. ‘I’m impressed that Vanarama has led the way in providing much-needed administrative support to sole traders and small businesses who are struggling to keep their businesses afloat, many of whom maybe daunted by the myriad of forms they need to complete to obtain funding from the banks.’ added Penning.
Vanarama is a member of the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) and invests heavily in the training of its dedicated customer service team who will continue to deal with customers’ queries on existing leasing contracts.