COMPANIES in Chippenham are being urged to give their feedback on how the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis has affected them.

Chippenham Chamber of Commerce, now the town's leading business representative organisation, has launched a survey to find out about the impact COVID-19 has had on their business.

As a representative for local businesses both large and small, Chippenham Chamber has a seat at two tables that enables them to pass on the views and experiences of local firms to the Treasury.

Kathryn Croswell, president of Chippenham Chamber of Commerce, said: “As we know, some of the challenges COVID-19 presents to businesses will be the same across the country or across specific industries, but there is always regional variation.

"It is important for any Chamber of Commerce or similar group to get regular feedback from the members it represents to be sure that it has a good understanding of the local picture.”

The Chamber has put together a short survey to develop its understanding of Chippenham’s economic landscape with questions that include not only the immediate impact of COVID-19 on the business but also current feelings about the future.

Miss Crosweller said: “The situation has changed rapidly over the last two months and, at last, things seems to be less volatile, although no less uncertain for many businesses.

"We have waited until now to reach out to businesses to give them an opportunity to evaluate where they are and give them the chance to look to the future.

"The Chippenham Chamber board will be using the feedback received to assess how it can offer support to local businesses.”

The call for feedback comes at a time when the government has announced an extension to the furlough scheme, the latest in a series of measures put in place to support the country’s economy during this unprecedented time.The survey takes around five minutes to complete, and can be found at

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