The industry’s suppliers are once again swinging into action to provide support for businesses impacted by flood-related disaster, particularly in New South Wales and Queensland.
As print businesses across flood-affected regions of New South Wales and Queensland start to assess damage over the next few days, association Visual Connections has reminded business owners that the industry’s suppliers stand ready to offer support.
The move follows similar support offered during the 2020 bushfire crisis and through COVID.
“As we did during last year’s bushfires, and have continued to do during the challenges of COVID-19, we are committed to ensuring industry businesses have quick and easy access to assistance from their suppliers when faced with natural disasters and other unforeseen circumstances,” Visual Connections CEO Peter Harper said.
“The quickest way for business owners to see what support is available is to go to Visual Connections’ website and click on the ‘Register for Assistance’ tab to download a full list of Visual Connections members, with contact details and an outline of the support offered.
“The earlier you get in touch with them, the better, as many can help with damage assessments for insurance claims, as well as provide support with things like loan equipment, consumable supplies, repairs and even connections with other businesses so that jobs in progress can be temporarily outsourced.
“Meanwhile, we would urge all our industry colleagues to follow the directions of emergency services and avoid any risks in accessing their properties or businesses. Assets and equipment can be replaced, but lives cannot. Please, stay safe.”
With 34 local government areas in New South Wales now declared as natural disaster zones, recovery funding has also been made available by the government to help businesses through the crisis.
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