Walker Morris joins global business coalition to provide support during Covid-19Print news article
Walker Morris has joined over 300 organisations globally who have made their C-19 Business Pledge – a powerful global business coalition to deliver grassroots support for action on the ground.
Founded by former UK Cabinet Minister, Rt Hon. Justine Greening, and UK entrepreneur David Harrison, the aim of the C-19 Business Pledge is to encourage businesses and universities to be a force for good by making a commitment to doing what they can to tackle Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Pledge focusses on three key aspects:
- Employees – including practical support and advice on financial security, mental health, personal wellbeing as well as reintegration back into work for those who have experienced an extended period away from the workplace
- Customers – including clear and simple advice and dedicated support for customers
- Community – including practical support, such as food deliveries, collections and financial assistance for organisations that specialise in supporting vulnerable people.
The Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the contractual and legal obligations of businesses regionally, domestically and internationally. The challenges with which businesses are now being faced are largely unprecedented considering the speed and severity of the outbreak. Companies need to respond quickly and efficiently to this disruption and mitigate the risks caused to their businesses.
We have produced a Coronavirus Q&A guide which summarises some of the most common queries from our clients with our brief guidance. This can be downloaded here and is also available on our Walker Morris on The Go App.
We have also collaborated with digital and financial specialists to develop an innovative platform offering free expert advice to businesses on how to survive and thrive during the Covid-10 crisis and beyond. Aptly named ‘TheNextNormal’ the website pulls together expert advice from digital agency Calls9, accountancy firm Armstrong Watson and law advice from Walker Morris. It answers a range of business critical questions on what organisations need to do right now to not only survive the COVID-19 crisis but also to thrive beyond it, covering key business critical areas such as finance, people, premises and infrastructure, products and services, customers and suppliers and staying compliant, all in a Q&A format to enable businesses to readily access the answers they need quickly.
We also have a free of charge helpline for anyone to call with questions, which goes directly through to senior lawyers within the business. Find out more here.
Read more about our Pledge here.