Supplier support continues as flood damage assessed
As print businesses across flood-affected regions of New South Wales and Queensland start to assess damage over the next few days, supplier association Visual Connections has reminded owners that the industry’s suppliers stand ready to offer support.
Peter Harper, CEO of Visual Connections, said, “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.”
The quickest way for business owners to see what support is available is to go to www.visualconnections.org.au 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.
Harper said, “The earlier you get in touch with suppliers, 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.”