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30 March 2020

COVID19 - UK resources for field service businesses

Business Advice | 4 minute read

As businesses throughout the UK, and around the world, try to weather the COVID-19 storm, it can be hard to know where to find support. To help, we’ve compiled some key information from the UK Government and local industry associations.

On these websites, you can find support, important information, strategies for managing change, advice for handling tough conversations and more.

To easily locate your industry, simply select from the options below:

What is the UK Government doing?

The UK Government has released unprecedented support for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic some of which can help you.

Business support measures:

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Resources for Electrical businesses

The Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA)

The ECA represents and supports the interests of electrotechnical and engineering services, businesses and organisations. It has launched a portal containing comprehensive information about coronavirus.

SELECT - Scotland

SELECT is the trade association for the electrical contracting industry in Scotland. Below you will find its latest updates about COVID-19and other helpful resources about dealing with the pandemic.

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Resources for HVAC businesses


The Building Engineering Services Association is the UK's leading trade organisation for building engineering service contractors. BESA is holding daily webinars and updating its COVID-19 portal regularly. You can sign up to the BESA webinars and latest news via the link below.

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Resources for Plumbing businesses

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC)

APHC is a not-for-profit trade body for the plumbing and heating industry in England and Wales. It has provided some guides and templates about COVID-19 for its members.

Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF)

SNIPEF is the trade association for plumbing and heating businesses based in Scotland and Northern Ireland. You can access details on financial support and advice here:

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Resources for Facilities Management Businesses

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM)

IWFM is the professional body for facilities management. It promotes excellence in facilities management for the benefit of practitioners, the economy and society by supporting and representing over 17,000 members. To help members, IWFM has created a dedicated portal filled with advice, support and answers to key questions you may have.

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Resources for Fire and Security Businesses

Fire Industry Association (FIA)

The FIA is the largest fire protection trade association in the UK with 850+ members. The association helps its members with technical support, guidance and opportunities for professional advancement through education and appropriate regulation. Follow the news stream on the FIA website for up-to-date information on COVID-19.

British Security Industry Association (BISA)

BSIA is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK. Check out its dedicated portal for all the information you need on coronavirus.

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