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Navigating Business Challenges for SMEs
23rd March 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the 23 March 2021, it will be one year since the United Kingdom went into lockdown. The event will offer an overview of the challenges facing businesses today as well as practical advice on how to take action.
In partnership with Growth Hubs across the South East, ICAEW are collaborating with the Hertfordshire LEP, London Economic Action Partnership and South East LEP to produce this event. The event will be chaired by Harpreet Panesar, ICAEW’s Regional Director for London & East with expert speakers. They will provide an overview of the general challenges to SMEs and their workforce including VAT, EU Transition and Mental Health & Wellbeing. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at various points in the event.
11:00 Introduction from Harpreet Panesar, Regional Director, London & East
11:05 Expert session – A focus on VAT and EU transition – Jason Croke, Director – VAT, Rayner Essex
11:30 Expert sessions to cover:
- Rebuilding finance with the British Business Bank
- Managing late payments – hear from the Small Business Commissioner’s office
- Mental Health & Well-being with Public Health England – East of England