ACE launches second series of free Covid-19 webinars

ACE launches second series of free Covid-19 webinars.

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has announced details of a follow-up series of free weekly Navigating COVID-19 webinars.

The new timetable follows a popular response to ACE’s first series of webinars during the first weeks of Covid-19 lockdown.

Designed to help members and the wider industry deal with the consequences of the crisis, the second series of webinars will start to explore recovery issues and how the industry can play a key role as a catalyst for the wider economy.

ACE will soon be sharing details of episodes on bank loans and finance, tax credits, working from home, and the recovery. As with the first season they will add topics and speakers as the weeks progress, and will include thought leaders and experts, ACE members and representatives of government. 

As before, the webinars will be hosted by ACE chief executive Hannah Vickers, and will be free to ACE members and non-members alike.

Darrell Matthews, director of membership at ACE said: “Our first season of Navigating COVID-19 proved extremely popular, so we’re back with, hopefully, at least a webinar a week through to the end of the lockdown period.

“As well as continuing the work of detailing the emergency support available to our industry, we’ll start to discuss some of the longer-term issues like recovery. As with the previous series, we’ll make all of them available to stream on our website, adding to the wealth of information and guidance we’ve produced for our members.”

Sign-up for individual episodes by clicking the links below:

Maximising motivation while in lockdown (Wednesday 22 April, 12.00pm)

Performance psychologist Dr Andrew Dewar of WSP and Georgia Hughes of Arcadis and chair of ACE’s Emerging Professionals discuss how you can make the most of your time whilst working at home. They’ll share practical tips and advice to help boost productivity which will apply to any role and at any level.

Business Loans and finance (Wednesday 29 April 2020, 12.00pm)

ACE advisory board member, former banker and special advisor to the chancellor Alistair Darling, Geoffrey Spence joins ACE chief executive Hannah Vickers to discuss the new financial support made available to businesses, as well as some traditional finance options.

Improving cashflow through tax credits (Wednesday 6 May, 12.00pm)

Mark Smith, Innovation Incentives Partner of ACE affiliate Ayming explores how R&D tax credits can release the hidden cash trapped in your working capital, helping your business through the weeks and months ahead.

What does recovery look like? (Tuesday 12 May, 12.00pm)

Andy Mitchell, chief executive of Tideway and chair of the Construction Leadership Council and Alasdair Reisner, chief executive of CECA join Hannah Vickers to discuss what a future recovery looks like for our industry, government and society.

Replay all of season one's episodes: Emergency Response, Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Procurement, People in a Pandemic and Communicating in a Crisis, here.

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