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Coronavirus Crisis Webinars Are a Huge Success!

The first in a series of our six weekly coronavirus crisis webinars which took place on Wednesday 25th March and was led by Business Coach Simon Meadows was a huge success!

Despite the short turnaround time to promote the webinars, members of the team from the Productivity Programme, along with the University of Lincoln, were able to react and adapt quickly to the changing situation around COVID-19 to host an informative and engaging business support session for all those businesses in Greater Lincolnshire which are working remotely.

Over 52 businesses registered for the session and 34 businesses attended the webinar which had a very limited number of places.

The webinars, led by business coach Simon Meadows, will take place each Wednesday at 1.30pm via Zoom for the next five weeks. During the webinars, Simon will be sharing his advice for businesses currently navigating the coronavirus crisis.

Throughout the first session, Simon discussed the dos and don’ts for businesses during a crisis, where to go for advice in times of unprecedented change and how to lead your business through difficult economic times.

Glen Merryweather, Sales and Marketing Director at Allen Signs, was one of 34 people to register for the webinar which he found insightful.

“I’m pleased I joined the session which I found to be interesting and productive. I liked the format of the session, particularly the Q&A which brought up some good questions from other businesses which I may not have thought of.

Gaining advice on the effects of furlough to businesses was great; we are conscious we need to keep an element of normality but in the current situation we need to ensure we follow the guidelines in order to receive the right amount of government support.

I found the webinar to be an effective method of communication in the current situation and one which I think may help businesses to host meetings for multiple people at once, particularly as we all adhere to the regulations around avoiding the need to travel to and from meetings and events.”

To watch each Coronavirus Crisis webinar session in full, visit our YouTube channel.