Coronavirus Business Support – Business Continuity Voucher
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:
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.
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