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NAVIGATING COVID-19

NAVIGATING COVID-19

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.

Guests

Brian Berry

FMB

Chief Executive

Julian Francis

ACE

Previously Director of External Affairs

Fergus Harradence

BEIS

Deputy Director of Construction

Harriett Hindsmarsh

AECOM

Corporate Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications

Joanna Lewis

Beale & Co

Partner

Sara Lipscombe

Costain Group

Communications Director

Tahirih McLaren-Brown

Flourish

Founder

Alasdair Reisner

Civil Engineering Contractors Association

Chief Executive

Samantha Ulyatt

Crown Commercial Service

Strategic Category Director - Buildings

Hannah Vickers

Association for Consultancy and Engineering

Chief Executive

Andy Walker

Infrastructure Intelligence

Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

John Welch

Crown Commercial Services

Deputy Director for Construction

Chris Young

Tony Gee

Executive Managing Director

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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:

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.

Procurement 
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).

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Navigating COVID-19: Emergency Response

26 March 2020

Webinar series helping members through the coronavirus crisis.

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Navigating COVID-19: SMEs & CJRS

Episode 2

How SMEs are dealing with crisis and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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Navigating COVID-19: Procurement

Episode 3 - 2 April 2020

Exploring procurement issues with CCS and CECA.

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Navigating COVID-19: People in a Pandemic

7 April 2020

Slides from webinar on HR/people issues.

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Navigating COVID-19: Communicating in a Crisis

9 April 2020

Discussing the challenges with AECOM, Costain and Infrastructure Intelligence.

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