BUSINESS leaders are coming together to discuss how to safeguard the jobs of those in the BAME community during the pandemic crisis.

Burnley-born Saira Hussain, co-founder of Lancashire-based HAD & CO Property Consultants Ltd has been in conversation with Nadhim Zahawi MP, Minister for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE, African-Caribbean Business Network, and Paulete Simpson, responsibility for corporate affairs for The Jamaica National Group in the UK.

They are discussing what support is available to ensure businesses are protected with the investment they need and to protect jobs in the BAME Community.

Nadhim Zahawi explained the business support options for the community, including who is eligible, steps to apply and how it could benefit business.

Mrs Hussain is a construction ambassador with CITB and director of a number of architecture, planning and property practices throughout the North West, including Lancashire and Manchester.