Training Update May 2021 | The future of HETAS training

Mike Harvey, Training & Technical Support Manager, reflects on the HETAS training landscape as we see lockdown measures easing: We are aware that completing training in the last 18 months has been challenging. We are pleased that approved training centres have been able to reopen as lockdown measures ease and people are booking available spaces. Read More…

Retailer News | #getfiredup campaign, have your say and more

We hope reopening has gone well for our approved retailers and manufacturers. We launched our retailer #getfiredup campaign in April to coincide with lockdown measures easing and thank you to everyone who got involved. We had a lot of engagement and it was great to see so many businesses sharing, liking, and commenting. The social Read More…

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…