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Support for Nottinghamshire businesses hit by recent flooding

East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is extending its offer of support to local businesses which have been - and continue to be - affected by recent flooding.

It comes after businesses based in areas of Derbyshire hardest hit by the recent flooding, which saw a month’s-worth of rain fell in just one day in some areas, were offered a year’s free membership.

This same offer is now being extended to similarly affected businesses in parts of Bassetlaw, Newark, Sherwood district and Nottingham city.

While crucial short-term support is available, including a flooding hardship fund, this Chamber offer ensures long-term support over the next 12 months and those taking advantage of the complimentary membership will enjoy the same wide-ranging, comprehensive benefits available to paid-up standard members.

David Pearson, Director of Partnerships at the Chamber, said: “Local businesses are the lifeblood of communities and we’re pleased to offer our support to those affected at an extremely difficult time.

“The impact of flooding across parts of Nottinghamshire will be felt for some time and by offering free year-long Chamber membership, those affected can be sure that the support available to help them recover and thrive will be available short, mid and long-term.

“I would urge businesses in the affected areas to fully explore the extensive level of support available to them – whatever challenges they are currently facing.”

Businesses wishing to take advantage of free Chamber membership for a year can contact the Chamber’s Membership team on 0333 320 0333 extension 1 quoting ‘Nottinghamshire flooding’.

Alternatively, fill in the online application form – leaving the payment section blank – and send to Luke Spence at luke.spence@emc-dnl.co.uk with Nottinghamshire flooding in the email title.

While this offer is not available to existing members, there are a number of benefits within membership that affected businesses can utilise at this difficult time, including Chamber Legal advice, which can be accessed here.

If you are a business directly affected by the recent flooding and have a specific query, contact the Chamber’s Information team on 0333 320 0333 or email info@emc-dnl.co.uk.