S&W and USSP Panel Discussion Webinar

  • Date: 17 Jun 2020
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:15
  • Venue: Webinar, Hosted via Zoom, Join from any location, Use the link below

In the challenging and fast-moving environment we are all operating in, Smith & Williamson and The University of Southampton Science Park have put together a panel of experts who will be discussing COVID-19 related challenges and opportunities and what we have learnt so far.

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The focus will be on what businesses should consider when planning their recovery from the crisis and how we can return to positive trading conditions and adapt to the ‘new normal’.

Watch the webinar below:

Event programme

Building resilience in preparation for a return to trading

Rebecca Combes, Partner, Head of Southampton Tax Services, Smith & Williamson LLP Are you doing all you can to safeguard your business and finances, building resilience in preparation for a return to trading? Rebecca will be discussing tax opportunities available to SMEs to ease burden on cashflow and outline COVID-19 related changes businesses should be aware of.

Cash continues to be king

Amy Harper, Associate Director, Business Outsourcing Services, Smith & Williamson LLP Some businesses have seen a surge in demand during the crisis, while many businesses have simply been firefighting. Each scenario brings a different set of decisions. As we move towards a recovery from the crisis, do you know what cash outflows your business has and how they will be met? How do you manage your cash as staff return from furlough and the business starts to build its trade back up?

Saying the right thing at the right time to the right people

Kevin Briscoe, Chartered Public Relations Practitioner, Briscoe PR Saying the right thing at the right time to the right people - adjusting your communications, PR and marketing strategy to fit in with a post-lockdown world. How do you communicate, what does your messaging say about your brand and does it still resonate with the people that matter most to you - your customers, potential customers, employees and key stakeholders?

Planning the return to the workplace

Clive Dobbin, Partner, Paris Smith LLP What steps should you take in planning for a return to the workplace, including the government guidance? How does a business deal with the reluctant returner? Clive will provide an update on the furlough scheme, including the return to work on a part-time basis.



If you have any other questions regarding this webinar, please contact Kristy Mansfield 023 8082 7656 or email her at






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