A new business support helpline has been launched by the three Ayrshire councils to help local businesses navigate the extensive support strands and funding opportunities available to them.

In the wake of COVID-19, the local economic landscape has changed significantly, with many more businesses in need of support and assistance as they try to ride the storm.

At the same time, the menu of options for business support has become increasingly more complex, meaning businesses are looking for assistance to identify the most appropriate support for their individual needs.

From Wednesday, 17 June, 2020, any Ayrshire business seeking assistance, whether based in Cumnock, Prestwick or Irvine, can contact a single helpline number – 0330 678 1611.

And thanks to the wonders of technology, callers will be channelled to a business advisor within their own local authority area.

The helpline will be operational, Monday – Thursday, 9.00am to 5.00pm and Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm, with calls being charged at local rate.