Businessmen and women are invited to a virtual coffee and chat via Zoom on Thursday, October 8 at 10am by Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce (MELCC).

There you can tell attendees how your business is coping with the lockdown, share tips and talk about how we can help each other in these unprecedented times.

The chat will be joined by Royal Bank relationship director Angus Johnstone and senior manager Keith Crombie who will discuss various lending support and opportunities available.

A MELCC spokesman said: “Coronavirus is already having a profound effect on people’s lives and the economy.

“Corporate and commercial banks have a central role to play in supporting the global economy during the crisis, and in facilitating a rapid and sustained recovery afterwards.

“On top of normal commercial lending, banks will play a key role in implementing many of the Government’s policies to support SMEs and corporates.