ACE our sister organisation has announced a new online webinar series to help its members and the wider industry through the coronavirus crisis. Hosted by ACE chief executive Hannah Vickers, Navigating COVID-19 covers the major issues currently facing our industry including finance, people, communications and procurement.
A range of government, policy and business experts will join Hannah over the five hour-long episodes. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask virtual questions to the panel of experts on specific announcements such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask virtual questions to the panel of experts on specific announcements, such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.
The webinars are open to anyone with an interest in the topics covered, members or non-members alike. Sign-up now to upcoming webinars through the links below:
Sign-up now to the webinars through the links below:
- Emergency Response – Thursday 26 March 2020, 11.00am to 12.00pm. (Replay below)
Exploring the immediate financial help available to businesses and the recent announcements of government support. Joining Hannah to discuss ACE’s policy/engagement work is Julian Francis from ACE. Stuart Young, BEIS joins to help answer questions from attendees.
- Support for your SME, Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Tuesday 31 March 2020, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. (Replay below)
We welcome Brian Berry, FMB to explore what the crisis means for SMEs. Joanna Lewis Partner at Beale & Co joins us to explore the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in more detail.
- Procurement and Government contracts – Thursday 02 April 2020, 12.00pm to 1.00pm. (Replay below)
Sam Ulyatt and John Welch of Crown Commercial Service, part of the Cabinet Office, explore the recent procurement policy notices and what they mean for the construction sector. Alasdair Reisner of CECA joins to explore how contractors can support the supply chain during the crisis.
- People in a pandemic – Tuesday 7 April 2020, 12.00pm to 1.00pm.
Exploring the HR and people issues raised by the crisis such as remote working, staff morale and more. Panellists TBA soon.
- Communicating in a crisis – Thursday 9 April 2020, 1.30pm to 2.30pm with Andy Walker, editor of Infrastructure Intelligence.
Special guest Andy Walker, editor of Infrastructure Intelligence, we will explore the steps you need to take to communicate effectively externally, internally and with stakeholders and clients. Stuart Young, BEIS joins us to help answer any questions.