The University of Bolton has joined businesses from across the UK in an initiative to help Britain and its most vulnerable citizens to pull through the coronavirus crisis.

Former Cabinet minister, Right Honourable Justine Greening, has launched the C-19 Business Pledge. The national scheme encourages businesses to join the coronavirus effort by pledging to help their employees, customers and communities across Britain get through the crisis. It comes after Justine received a huge response from businesses getting in touch with her and willing to be part of a national effort.

Employers who sign up to the pledge, give their backing to three main objectives built around employees, customers and communities, which will not only help Britain through the immediate challenges of coronavirus but also its recovery.

Professor George E Holmes, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton, said: “When I was approached to sign up to the C-19 Business Pledge I agreed immediately.

“It is clear that we are living in an unprecedented situation which is developing at a rapid pace, and the coronavirus pandemic is having the most profound effect on everyone in the UK.

“The University of Bolton has already set out what action and support we can offer for our employees, customers and the wider community to back up the C-19 Business Pledge. We are proud to be one of the first organisations in the UK to sign up to it.”

For more on the C-19 Business Pledge visit

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