28th July 2020 at 2pm : register for free here

Nick Howe

Enterprise manager
NatWest Business

Nick has worked for NatWest Business in various roles for the last 22 years having been inspired by the very first business customer that he met. As Enterprise manager Nick’s work sees him travelling across London & South East and working in partnership with numerous business support organisations and educational establishments who are all focussing on the area of enterprise. In 2016 this saw 11000 people across London & South East benefitting from the bank working with the wide array of community organisations to provide enterprise education. Nick has been proud to see the work that he started as a pilot in London be rolled out into a much more prominent role elsewhere across the UK by NatWest.

Karen Holden Cantab MPhil

Solicitor and Founder of A City Law Firm

Karen Holden is the founder of A City Law Firm, which is  a Legal 500 law firm that has won awards for its innovation and entrepreneurial approach to its clients.

She is an entrepreneur having developed a thriving corporate firm from scratch and securing its place firmly in the City.  She acts for hundreds of businesses small and large, UK and overseas who are scaling or starting. She  thinks outside the box, delivers commercial and legal advice, whilst delivering at competitive costs. Karen was recently invited to receive Freedom of the City of London.


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Embracing commercial opportunities and coming out on top, this informative webinar will inform you fully.

Topics covered will include:

  • The job retention scheme and recent updates
  • Business interruption loans and bounce back loans
  • Planning for the deferrals of tax and maybe rent
  • Budgeting and planning if you have : surrendered your lease; terminated contracts with suppliers and customers; redundancies ; taken out loans and repayment holidays

What are the long—term consequences to the business, as a result, and what could you be doing in the alternative or what planning and budgeting should you be doing now to address this.

Post pandemic world what support is available to prepare now for business growth and sustainability and what commercial opportunities could you be embracing?



Please register here and you will be sent a Zoom link to join us


Return to the workplace preparation

  • What should an employer being doing now to prepare their work force / work place to recommence trade smoothy
  • What should your risk assessment contain
  • Retaining / motivating and keeping staff productive.  How can a business do this whilst the business juggles its own need
  • Maintaining Equality in the work place and your brand
  • Communication and consultation  is key

What things can do now and in the future to come out on top . Is there anything a business could do to afford itself a greater chance of successfully thriving post-pandemic’

As a result of the Covid19 Pandemic, and the pursuit of a tech solution / speedy response, many tech businesses will have opportunities to contract with government agencies and corporates which was unheard of prior to the pandemic

  • How to negotiate with a larger body
  • Leveraging the opportunity to use your own contracts and terms
  • What contractual terms do you need to protect yourself in terms of cash flow & protecting your intellectual property

The law has been varied to assist businesses and there are other means to protect yourself:

  • Business rescue moratorium to protect companies from creditor action – protection for directors against wrongful trading
  • Action can take: commercial leases / business rates negotiations / smaller space  planning ahead etc
  • Chasing up debtors and renegotiating contracts
  • Repairing  and maintaining relationships with suppliers