"WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER!"
As we emerge from 6 months of lockdown, the world is a different place for all of us.
We’ve seen the best of people coming together; families, communities and businesses all working to help us stay afloat and keep driving forward. It’s in that vein that we’re launching our ‘WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER' series of blogs, videos and Q&As to try to support our business community.
Over the next few weeks we're teaming up with specialists in IT, HR, Wellbeing, Tax and Accounting and will share practical tips as well as client experiences, so that together we can stay stronger as we come out of lockdown and into the next stages of this social and economic crisis.
Our only agenda in doing this is to help and as part of this we’re offering free check-in sessions to all of our client community as we are in this together.
In the second instalment of our series, we're joined by Natalie Tickle, Head of Memberships at the London charity, Heart of the City (HOTC).
A good business recognises the value of its people and COVID-19 has highlighted that putting your people first isn't just a "nice thing to do", it is core to the future success of your business. In this blog, Natalie shares some of the key lessons they've learnt during this time.
Click here to read Natalie's blog.
The Heart of the City charity helps businesses develop their responsible business programmes. Ecovis has been a member of HOTC since January 2019 and in that time with the support of HOTC, we have introduced a wellbeing working group, have trained some of our staff as Mental Health First Aid Champions (MHFCs) and are starting to roll out some really simple steps to making Ecovis a better, happier place to work. From flexible working, dress for your day, free fruit and corporate gym membership to walking meetings and firm-wide fitness activities, these are all aimed to improve the state of mind and happiness of those we work with and for.
Heart of the City has just opened applications for London SMEs to join them in 2021. They have funded places available for the introduction year of their foundation programme and you can apply by 1 December.
Thanks for sticking with us for blog number 2 – next time up, we will be joined by Matt Moro, Marketing Manager at Fitzrovia IT, where he'll be diving into the challenges of remote team management and the tools which will help you improve efficiency.
Last week, Gabby MacSweeney, Account Director and cashflow expert at Fluidly, shared a short video and useful checklist with some key top tips on how to manage cashflow during tough times.
Click here to watch Gabby's video and read her blog
Until then stay safe and keep looking after each other.