Taking Flood Resilience to the Community in the North West

As a member of the Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG), Adler & Allan continues to help communities and businesses affected by the winter flooding.

One of the ways we’re supporting local communities and businesses is through our Collaboration Units. These mobile units, developed by Adler & Allan in partnership with BITC, offer businesses a place to work in the immediate aftermath of a flood and bring Flood Mitigation expertise and grant advice direct to the heart of a community as it recovers from flooding.

3 units are now open across the North West: in Kendal, Cockermouth and Lancaster, offering residents and businesses free flood grant advice. Visitors can find out about flood mitigation measures as well as get help to apply for the Government’s Property Level Resilience Grants. These grants of up to £5,000 are available to businesses and homeowners affected by Storms Desmond and Eva to help improve their properties’ flood resilience or resistance. Visitors can also see flood resilience and resistance products and discuss them with Flood specialists.

Mark Calvert, CEO of Adler & Allan and a member of the Leadership Team of BERG, said, “We see first hand the devastation that flooding causes through our Flood Response services and work with BERG, and it is essential that communities and businesses have access to support and advice on the ground, when and where they need it.

Our mobile Collaboration Units offer a lifeline to businesses and residents who need to deal with the impact of a flood, but may have no phone or internet access, as well as businesses that need to trade despite a flood event.

After the clean-up, it’s imperative that we spread the word about the grant help that is on offer to improve properties’ flood resilience. The government grants and local support can really make a difference and thanks to the generosity of the communities and local authorities allowing us to set up, we’re able to get that information out to large numbers of local residents and business owners who can benefit from it.”

The 3 Units are located at:

ASDA Superstore Car Park, Burton Rd, Kendal, LA9 7JA.
Wakefield Street Car Park, Cockermouth, CA13 0HR
Cable Street Car Park,Lancaster
 LA1 1BP

All Units are open Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm

There are also 3 telephone hotlines in place to offer advice and help:

Kendal: 01539 769057
Cockermouth: 01900 512139
Lancaster: 01524 237190

For more information on the Government’s Property Level Resilience Grants, please visit www.bitc.org.uk/bergfloodfunding

Adler & Allan is a member of the Business Emergency Recovery Group (BERG), an initiative of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and a part of Business in the Community (BITC), designed to help businesses and communities across the UK to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies such as flooding, cyber-attacks and civil unrest.




‘...thank you for responding to my request on a flood risk alert…I was very pleased with their attitude and response to the situation on site.’
Western Power Distribution
Can I say how pleased I am with the clean of the Purifier under plates area. Excellent job done in an impressive time. Looks really good.
Dover Seaways

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you and your operatives for a speedy response and good work on site (as always).

National Grid