Helping local businesses prepare

Weymouth and Portland is one of only two locations outside of London receiving an additional level of support from London 2012 to help local businesses plan their operations in the lead up to and during the Games.

Dorset County Council workplace travel co-ordinator Chris Hook will be working with the local business community on behalf of the Olympic Delivery Authority.

Weymouth Town division county councillor Howard Legg said:

“It may feel like a long way off, but we know that businesses will want to start making plans for how they will be able to keep operating throughout the Games.

“London 2012, in partnership with all local authorities, will very soon be working with local groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and individual organisations to help them prepare.

“What local businesses can do to prepare will clearly vary according to a number of factors, including their size and what sort of business they are.

“It is important though that all businesses consider how they might be affected and how they could operate during the Games as life will be very different next summer, and I would encourage all businesses to draw on the support being made available to help them do that.

“In other parts of the country, businesses are being asked to consider things like encouraging more of their staff, customers and visitors to cycle or walk. Many businesses are also taking the opportunity to start early discussions with their suppliers (and those they supply) to consider things like changing the times of day deliveries could happen during the Games.”

In the coming weeks local businesses will start to hear more about the support being made available and are urged to start their preparations as early as possible.

In the coming weeks local businesses will start to hear more about the support being made available and are urged to start their preparations as early as possible.

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