Safety advice for holiday properties

With lockdown measures easing across the UK, we want to ensure holiday properties with wood-burning or multifuel stoves are ready for visitors. As the solid fuel safety organisation, we are advising that appliances are checked, and chimneys swept before guests arrive this year. Safety measures We recommend you have your chimney swept at least twice Read More…

Restart Grant – a support package available to retailers

A support package could be available for retailers that have had to close due to lockdown restrictions. The ‘Restart Grant’, which is available from April, was announced as part of the most recent budget to help businesses get back up and running. Almost 700,000 small business owners are set to benefit from the scheme. Non-essential Read More…

Kickstart Scheme – an exciting opportunity for your business…

Could you offer an unemployed young person the opportunity to work through the Kickstart Scheme? The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers: 100% of the National Minimum Read More…

Lockdown Update

With various lockdown measures being implemented across the UK, we wanted to update you on the current situation for tradespeople working in other people’s homes. The guidance varies by region, please ensure you adhere to the guidance provided for the area in which you work. For England and Wales tradespeople are permitted to continue working Read More…

The Ultimate Homepage Checklist

As it’s coming up to Christmas and we’ve all had a pretty hectic few months I thought I wouldn’t subject you all to a long wordy blog post. In fact, for some of you, improving your website will be way down the priority list. If you’re like me, you’ll be doing last-minute Christmas shopping (I hope my brother’s new girlfriend likes socks!) However, they’ll also be a group of you who want to make improvements to their business in the new year.

COVID Resources

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a profound impact on our daily lives, it is important that businesses ensure they are operating in a COVID-19 Secure way. There are numerous resources in place to assist businesses in operating in a challenging environment. In England, guidance for retailers was recently updated with additional guidance, including Read More…

Staying COVID-19 Secure

As the coronavirus pandemic continues across the world, the impact on Europe and the UK is taking affect once again. There are regional approaches to tackling the pandemic and this can have an impact on business. England, Wales and Scotland have varying strategies in place during November, with England announcing a lockdown from Thursday 5th Read More…

What’s your score?

Do you see yourself as a credible, trustworthy professional? Do you think your website communicates this belief to your customers? HETAS has teamed up with Upspark Digital to bring you tops tips on how to make the most from your online presence and grow your business. Upspark Digital is a website design and management company exclusively for Read More…

The UK Transition

The UK Transition is happening and there will be guaranteed changes from 1st January 2021 for businesses as we start our new relationship with the EU, and there are many actions you can take today to prepare. There are some steps you can take to make sure you are ready. HETAS has already provided guidance on the changes Read More…

Top tips from Upspark Digital

HETAS has teamed up with Upspark Digital to bring you tops tips on how to make the most from your online presence and grow your business. Chris is the founder of Upspark Digital, a website design and management company exclusively for businesses within the fireplace industry. They specialise in building professional websites that stand out and turn more website visitors into buyers.