Date: Thursday 11th March 2021
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Register: Closed – see our conference videos below
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Part 1 – Speakers and Q&A
Part 2 – Panel Q&A
The need for businesses to be able to adapt and evolve has never been greater. 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for everyone, from loss of health to loss of business. As we start the new year, businesses must reshape and plan for a post-covid world. There may be a ‘new normal’ that we have to live and work within, but the need for products and services has not gone away. Now is the time for businesses to focus their efforts on how their business fits into the new normal and strategise for the future, looking at their own business model, their stakeholders and business behaviours i.e. plan to thrive.
At this conference we will hear from Iain Stewart Under Secretary of State for Scotland, Colin Haig President of the R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals and Derek Forsyth of Azets, about the Government plans for economic recovery and the options available to help businesses. In addition we will have a lively discussion from significant members of the business community who have been through tough times (from the fallout in the 1990’s to the 2008 recession) and have successfully come out the other end and who can give practical advice to help businesses through this pandemic and thrive in the future.
Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South and Under Secretary of State for Scotland – Scotland Office Minister Iain Stewart will provide a summary of his career and set out the main measures in the Chancellor’s budget as well as the UK Government’s plans for economic recovery and renewal following the coronavirus pandemic.
Colin Haig, President of R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals and Head of Restructuring at Azets and Derek Forsyth, Head of Business Recovery & Insolvency in Scotland at Azets – Colin and Derek will look at the latest insolvency regulations, in particular the new restructuring plan and moratorium introduced by the Act, and how these can apply a level of protection to businesses and help keep struggling companies alive.
- Alistair McGeorge, Non-exec Chairman of New Look and ex CEO Matalan and Littlewoods
- Kenny Milne, Sales Consultant for Barr Printers and former Scotland rugby union player
- Eileen Richards MBE, Owner at ER Recruitment Ltd, President & Board Director for East Midlands Chamber and Co Chair of Enterprising Women
- Vikram Kamerkar, UK Business Advisors Board Member and Partner at Minerva Lifelong Learning
- Panel Chair: David Shenkin, Chairman UK Business Advisors Scotland
10:00 – 10:10am Introduction
10:10 – 10:30am Colin Haig & Derek Forsyth presentation
10:30 – 10:40am Q&A
10:40 – 11:00am Iain Stewart presentation
11:00 – 11:10am Q&A
11:10 – 11:20am Break
11:20 – 12:20pm Panel Q&A
12:20 – 12:30pm Close