Coronavirus Business Support – Business Continuity Voucher

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Antaris is an approved services provider for the IDA Ireland Business Continuity Scheme. The scheme is available to eligible companies to access training or advisory services support related to the continued operation of their businesses during the current pandemic. The voucher may be used to obtain services from approved providers to develop and implement strategies as a short-term and long-term response to the COVID-19 crisis in Ireland.

As of April 2021, Antaris is happy to announce that we will continue to provide services to IDA client companies under the Business Continuity Scheme until the 30th June 2021. Under this scheme, applicants may apply for up to 33 days training or consultancy, capped at €29,700 (excluding VAT), to help companies respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Services available under this scheme include:

  1. Management team consultancy – this will be a one-to-one consultancy or a one-to-team consultancy with a competent provider to talk through issues related to the COVID-19 or to support the development of the site’s Contingency planning or Business Continuity Planning.

  2. Training for staff – Where clients need to continue to communicate and engage with their employees and provide guidance and training to them in any aspect associated with COVID-19, this can also be achieved through on-line webinars and discussion guided by a trained facilitator.

Companies eligible to apply include all IDA clients that need additional help and guidance to manage their operations during this pandemic.  Predominantly, these will be companies in the IDA portfolio that do not have large international Business Continuity teams in place.

Some of the areas that Antaris can provide to you as an IDA client include the following:

  • Crisis management-building rapid deployment capability

  • Hygiene system and deployment of same

  • Contact tracing and management

  • Management of people through a crisis – communicating/Handling issues

  • Coaching/mentor support for Leaders and Staff on mitigation and reduction actions

  • Virtual Risk assessments on sites and reducing risks of contamination

  • Preparing for external assessment eg by HSE/Department of Agriculture Food and Marine

  • Rapid response to emergency situations eg rapidly disinfecting at pace

  • Dealing with challenging logistics

  • Carrying out risk assessments for business continuity

  • Managing and supporting potentially compromised sub supply network

  • Development of alternative uses for company site in the event of reduced demand for current products and services

  • Redefining strategy resulting from reduced demand for current products and services

  • Managing sub-contractors and suppliers

  • Developing rapid understanding of market requirements post crisis and how to generate new business where existing business has been diminished by COVID-19

  • Sourcing alternative distribution channels and logistics

  • Preparing for ramp up post crisis

To apply, please contact IDA Ireland.

Once contact has been made and your objectives to avail of this scheme established and approved by IDA Ireland, you will be allocated an IDA Project Executive (if you do not already have one), and they will guide you through the process of provider selection. This is where you choose Antaris.

We have strong and well-established experience in health and safety, which has now expanded to include COVID-19 – with consultants and trainers teaming with knowledge and experience in the area of COVID-19. We also have a dedicated COVID-19 consultant, who has experience with clients ranging from small to large, under similar schemes to this one with IDA Ireland.

You will then complete a short on-line application form hosted on Enterprise Ireland’s Website and approval will be provided through IDA Ireland for eligible companies Link to Application Form.

Please note, that this is 100% grant aided by IDA for IDA clients, however, IDA clients will need to pay the VAT of the project to Antaris.

Please contact Antaris at info@antarisconsulting.com, to discuss what we have to offer to you as our client.

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Additional sites of interest include Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.

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