19th March 2020
Locate in Kent works in partnership with organisations and businesses that are passionate about the economic success of Kent
Working partnership with other organisations to achieve our shared goals of bringing economic prosperity to our county is at the core of what we do. By working together we offer potential investors a bespoke, uniquely tailored approach offering businesses specialised support to set up and/or expand in Kent.
During challenging times partners have provided us with resources to help support businesses and individuals, as well as sharing their stories:
CIPD – As measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) escalate, urgent focus is being placed on organisations to enable their staff to work from home or otherwise work more flexibly. Employers and people professionals can view and tailor CIPD’s set of questions and responses for use in your organisations, to gauge what preparations and next steps are needed.
Furley Page – Several staff members of Furley Page have kindly offered to make contact with the elderly in the community and help them with their shopping or anything else which they may need. Working with charity Re-engage staff have been involved with welcome regular contact to the elderly who are isolated and enables the volunteers to check that they are doing OK during this difficult time.
Hollis – With social distancing measures in full effect across the world to help limit the spread of COVID-19, maintaining ‘business as usual’ will be an ongoing challenge. This is particularly true for businesses in the real estate industry, where so much of the everyday work involves face-to-face, on-site interaction.
Kreston Reeves – “Whatever it takes” is the mantra from government to business as it takes extraordinary steps to safeguard both people and the economy. But as businesses are ordered to temporarily close, the pressure on some businesses will be just be too much. The government have just announced measures to help businesses facing financial difficulties too, Kreston Reeves explore what this means.