Inspire offers programme of free, interactive advice and support to local business community

Inspire is offering business leaders the opportunity to join a regular programme of free, interactive webinars, providing guidance and support in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic.

The first webinar, which took place on Friday, via online meeting platform, Zoom, offered a detailed analysis of the eagerly-awaited Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, following further announcements by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, on the measures.

Attended by over 60 members of the local business community, the webinar was hosted by Inspire Founder, Warren Munson and Director, Chris Downing, with employment law support provided by Kate Brooks, Partner at Ellis Jones Solicitors.

With businesses having to carefully consider how best to protect their business and their employees during the global health crisis, there is lots of uncertainty about the best measures to take.  Many had been waiting for further details on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which is designed to provide employees who have been furloughed with 80% (up to £2,500) of their normal salary for a maximum of three months.

Warren Munson, explains: “We know that almost all businesses are being affected by the disruption caused by Coronavirus at the moment, and although the government has already announced a series of unprecedented measures to support both businesses and self-employed, the detail is only now becoming available.

“Friday’s webinar was an opportunity for us to help clarify the details for our clients and the wider business community, alongside answering their questions and providing guidance for the next steps.

“I feel passionately that we’re all in this together, so any help and advice that we’re able to give to support the business community, is exactly what’s needed at the moment.  The interactive format allows for an engaging Q&A session as part of the webinar, meaning it can be tailored to exactly what business leaders need support with.”

Inspire’s free, interactive webinar programme will include two sessions per week, with advice, guidance and a Q&A – aimed at directly supporting businesses dealing with Coronavirus.

For more details and to register for the next webinar – focusing on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – taking place on Tuesday 31 March at 3pm, email events@inspire.uk.net or call 01202 717867.

Inspire has also launched a dedicated Coronavirus business resources page providing the latest news, opinion and links for businesses to access information.

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