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 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.
Previously Director of External Affairs
Deputy Director of Construction
Corporate Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications
Beale & Co
Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)
Chief Executive, CECA
Crown Commercial Service
Strategic Category Director - Buildings
Chief of Staff
Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence
Crown Commercial Services
Deputy Director for Construction
Executive Managing Director
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:
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.
Download presentations of previous episodes below (ACE member-only).
Navigating COVID-19: Emergency Response
26 March 2020
Webinar series helping members through the coronavirus crisis.DOWNLOAD
Navigating COVID-19: SMEs & CJRS
How SMEs are dealing with crisis and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.DOWNLOAD
Navigating COVID-19: Procurement
Episode 3 - 2 April 2020
Exploring procurement issues with CCS and CECA.DOWNLOAD
Navigating COVID-19: People in a Pandemic
7 April 2020
Slides from webinar on HR/people issues.DOWNLOAD