Specialist Risk Solutions will be hosting a free 60 minute webinar entitled ‘Trading in a Post-COVID World’ at 15:30 on Wednesday 7th July 2021.

A specialist panel will examine the current economic landscape that UK businesses face as we exit almost 18 months of lockdown restrictions and what is expected to be a permanently changed trading landscape.

UK insolvencies are down 40% compared to the previous year and commentary around this points to businesses and sectors being artificially sustained by the government support mechanisms.

As Government support packages such as furlough, CBILS and grants are withdrawn, it is anticipated that we will see a spike in insolvencies, specifically in certain sectors where there have been permanent changes in consumer demand meaning some business models are becoming obsolete. So what does this mean for the UK economy and UK businesses in the coming months?

All businesses are now looking to trade their way out of the current economic challenges and with this desire comes innovation. The panellists will use this opportunity to discuss how businesses can and have evolved to cater for the new demand and how to seize new opportunities.

Register for the event.


Speaker Profiles

Stephen Young, Insolvency Partner, Keystone Law (Law firm of the year 2020) and top 100 practice. Stephen has represented clients in some notable cases and appears in the Legal500.

Carl Reader, serial entrepreneur, investor, author, podcast host, business commentator, Chair of the ACCA Advisory panel, business owner and Chartered Accountant. Carl periodically appears on national TV, Radio, on stages around the world, has penned columns in the Express, FT, Telegraph and is often the go-to person for the mainstream media post news worthy business event.

Nick Blundell, Partner of Moore Kingston Smith – a top 20 UK National Accountancy Practice. Nick is a Fellow of the ICAEW and Senior partner at MKS. Primarily working with a multinational client base, Nick has worked extensively over many years with US businesses investing in the UK, which sees him working closely with Moore Kingston Smith’s wider international teams. His tax structuring experience also enables him to support the MKS theatre practice based in the West End. Nick has been advising a broad range of listed, privately held and private equity-backed businesses on their corporate tax affairs for more than 20 years. He has a keen focus on legal structure planning, financing, M&A, tax governance and R&D

Andrew Scott, Chairman of Ascot Group which includes Business Leader magazine, the UK’s number 1 business magazine by distribution, Building Products Magazine, The Glazing Summit, The Amazon Scale Up Awards, Go Tech Awards, Purplex marketing, Insight Data (number one data marketing agency to the UK construction and Fenestration Industries). Andrew is also one of the owners of Knightstone Capital, he owns a Property Management Company and made his first millions as the CEO of Cambrian Windows which he sold to a US Fortune 500 company.