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Navigating COVID-19 - ACE webinar series

Posted: 3rd April 2020

ACE 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.

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Topics include:-

  1. Emergency Response (recording now available online)
    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.
  2. Support for your SME and Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (recording now available online)
    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.
  3. Procurement (recording now available online)
    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. Once again, special guest Fergus Harradence, BEIS, is on hand to help answer any questions.
  4. People in a Pandemic (07.04.20, 12.00pm)
    Exploring the HR and people issues raised by the crisis such as remote working, staff morale and more. Mental wellbeing coach Tahirih McLaren-Brown of Your Flourishing Life will explore how your company can reduce stress, increase happiness and grow resilience whilst working from home.
  5. Communicating in a Crisis (09.04.20, 1.30pm)
    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. Stuart Young, BEIS joins us to help answer any questions.