The SK Business Recovery website compiles information on local and national supports for companies. The site's centerpiece is a forum that fosters discussion among local entrepreneurs about manufacturing, hiring, and digital tools. Council personnel maintain news feeds and highlight examples of local innovation through SK Business Recovery.
Stockport Jobs Match accepts resumes from unemployed residents seeking work in high-demand industries during the pandemic. Once submitted, council staffers connect applicants with employers looking for their skills and experiences. The matching interface includes a simple search feature with location filters. Stockport created the tool due to increased demand for local grocery, healthcare, and delivery services.
This voucher program offers $40 in discounts per day to more than 350 registered local businesses. Customers show digital codes at checkout ranging from $2.50 off for purchases of $10 or more to $20 off for purchases exceeding $80. An initial fund of $300,000 was exhausted in less than one month due to the program's popularity. Territorial officials provided $200,000 to continue myDarwin along with $1 million in matching funds to other councils pursuing comparable programs.
London Borough of Haringey developed the Haringey Procurement and Contract System (HPCS) portal to advertise procurement opportunities not covered by the Council's Dynamic Purchasing Systems. Any suppliers active within the past 18 months were automatically registered while inactive or new suppliers must complete the accreditation process. Users receive customized alerts for council contract opportunities based on their selected Goods, Works or Services categories.