Hosted by chief executive of sister organisation EIC, 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 including representatives of BEIS, CECA and the Federation of Master Builders.

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.

This events are organised by sister organisation ACE and are open to EIC members.

Please note these event have now concluded. Replay the webinars on our COVID-19 hub.


Brian Berry


Chief Executive

Julian Francis


Previously Director of External Affairs

Fergus Harradence


Deputy Director of Construction

Harriett Hindsmarsh


Corporate Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications

Joanna Lewis

Beale & Co


Sara Lipscombe

Costain Group

Communications Director

Tahirih McLaren-Brown



Alasdair Reisner

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)

Chief Executive, CECA

Samantha Ulyatt

Crown Commercial Service

Strategic Category Director - Buildings

Hannah Vickers


Chief of Staff


Andy Walker

Infrastructure Intelligence

Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

John Welch

Crown Commercial Services

Deputy Director for Construction

Chris Young

Tony Gee

Executive Managing Director

Emergency Response 
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 and Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 
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. Stuart Young, BEIS joins to help answer more questions from attendees.

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 
Exploring the HR and people issues raised by the crisis such as remote working, staff morale and more. Chris Young, executive managing director at Tony Gee will share how they're dealing with remote working, while mental wellbeing coach Tahirih McLaren-Brown of Flourish will explore how your company can reduce stress, increase happiness and grow resilience whilst working from home.

Communicating in a Crisis 
With 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. Harriett Hindmarsh, corporate vice president, global marketing and communications at AECOM will share how she has adapted to deal with the crisis and guest Sara Lipscombe, group communications director at Costain will also join us to help answer questions.




Events team

Events team


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