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Support for you and your business during Coronavirus

Date: March 19, 2020

Category: Industry news

A message from everyone at GS1 UK

In common with every one of our 42,000 members – companies large and small - we at GS1 UK are focused on two things right now: the health and wellbeing of our people and providing ongoing support to our members.

So, while it’s business not quite as usual for all of us now but, rest assured, GS1 UK is still fully operational and here to support you during these difficult times.

If you need to you, can still get in touch with us through our usual channels including:

Twitter: @gs1uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7092 3500

And you can use My GS1 to manage all elements of your membership including your barcode numbers, payments and account administration.

Log in to My GS1

COVID-19: support for business

The chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through the period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

Keep track of these and other news

  Our community partner, Enterprise Nation, has set up a dedicated support page on their website. This page is kept up to date with information about the latest government moves, support schemes for small business, and pro-active advice on how to keep trading through the pandemic.

Enterprise Nation support

And it’s worth keeping an eye on their Twitter feed for regular updates too.

Light relief – small-business inspiration and guidance

Between the lines podcast series for small business

Tim Haïdar of GS1 UK plays host to weekly informal and informative discussions with SME owners, industry partners and business experts, in a series of “how to” guides applicable for everyone from start-ups to well-established companies.

Recent episodes:

How to turn an idea into a product with Meenesh Mistry, founder of Wholey Moly

Listen to the episode

Find your route to market with Jason Gibb, founder of Bread & Jam

Listen to the episode

Brush up on your GS1 standards

How to guides

Ever wondered how to make sure your barcodes print perfectly? How to create coupons using GS1 barcodes? Or when to allocate a new GTIN to a product?

We’ve created a series of guides to help you. Take a look at the guides below, and if you’re still unsure or you’ve got a question that isn’t covered here, don’t forget you can always contact us directly.

Take a look at our how to guides

Book a place on one of our free webinars

Our webinars offer help and guidance for using the online tools available in your member portal and introduce GS1 standards and the many ways you can benefit from them.

Book a free webinar

Fix, enrich and store your product data

Get on top of sorting out your product data by signing up to a year-long free trial of productDNA for grocery brands with an annual turnover of less than £50m. See how productDNA will benefit your business.

Book a demo today