MNO extends help to UK small businesses
Written by: Philip Mason | Published:
Cat Among the Pigeons MD Paul McGann

Vodafone UK has announced what it’s calling a “broadband rescue package” for five million UK small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a statement, the offer will involve making the company's Unlimited Business Broadband and Microsoft 365 Business Standard free for six months. It can be taken up at any time within the next three months.

Speaking of the initiative, Nick Jeffery, CEO of Vodafone UK, said: “Our role in these challenging times is to keep the UK connected and help businesses return to work. Small businesses have been hit particularly hard by this crisis, and by reducing their costs we hope to help them get back on their feet and return to growth. A little financial help now will go a long way in the future.”

Paul McGann, managing director of marketing agency Cat Among the Pigeons said: “As a recent start-up, we were just three months into the business plan when government advised social distancing, and restricted all non-essential travel across the UK. With Vodafone’s broadband connectivity we’ve been able to carry out business as usual while working remotely.”

The offer follows on from Vodafone’s announcement at the start of the crisis that all orders from smaller businesses within its supply chain would be paid within 15 days. Under the terms of the package, a small business is one which employs less than 49 people.

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