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Banbury & District Chamber of Commerce Virtual Question Time – current issues you are facing as a business

April 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hosted by BCOC board members, Neil Wild and Allan Love. Your opportunity to ask questions to a range of specialists each able to provide advice to help you navigate your business through this crisis. This is a virtual event and further details for accessing the event will be provided to those who register by email to:


The expert panel will include:

Carol Shaw, Employment Lawyer from Spratt Endicott.  Carol leads the employment team and has over 30 years’ experience.   Perfect if you have questions as an employer or an employee working through the implications of these current circumstances.


Simon Smith, Wellers Accountants.   Simon works closely with business owner managers and entrepreneurs.  He is currently advising on the Job Retention Scheme, support for the self-employed and the HMRC tax deferral scheme.


Gary Ireland, Empire Finance.   Gary is an ex-banking manager with Lloyds.  He is an expert in putting together loan applications for clients.   Of the Business Interruption Loan Scheme, Gary is convinced that many applications are being declined by banks because clients don’t know how to approach & present their case.  Gary will be available to answer your questions.


Tricia Everett, Fat Panda.    Tricia provides first aid training to the workplace.  An integral part of the training is in mental health to business owners and employees.   Many are reporting the current crisis could have a “profound effect on people’s mental health” (BBC News 16 April).  Surveys suggest anxiety and isolation are already affecting the public.   How do we manage ourselves and our team through these circumstances?


Nigel Tipple, OxLEP (Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership).  OxLEP’s role is to champion Oxfordshire economic potential.  Nigel is the Chief Executive.  OxLEP is a strategic link between Government and the local economy.  Let’s find out what support they are able to offer.


Its essential questions are submitted in advance to:


April 22, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Yasmin Kaduji
07788 274456