Join our free webinar series

We have revised our popular training programme, adjusted it to the current climate and taken it online. Join us to hear from experts on insurance, cyber safety and employment law throughout April and May 2020.

Monday 20 April 11am: Ask the BID

To mark the launch of our webinar series, we are inviting members to join us for a Q&A. This will be a great opportunity for you to ask us any questions you may have on COVID-19 support for businesses, how the BID can help and what work we’re doing now to support recovery.

Wednesday 22 April 10am: Employment law webinar with Michelmores

During this free 45-minute long webinar Lynsey Blyth, an Associate within the Employment Law team at law firm Michelmores, will discuss the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This will include the rules and guidance surrounding Furlough Leave, pay whilst on Furlough Leave and how Furlough Leave interacts with other rights of leave such as holiday and maternity leave.

There will be the opportunity for you to ask questions in advance of the webinar. To sign up and submit your questions, please email by 4pm on Monday 20 April. All questions will be treated in confidence and not attributed to any individual business or employee.

This webinar is for information only. Please note that any comments that our lawyers make during this session, are just that, and without full context of the matter or issues at hand, do not constitute legal advice.

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Monday 4 May 11am: Business Insurance Q&A

Brokers Berkeley Burke will be on hand to answer insurance questions from our members.
As one of the UK’s largest independent Chartered Insurance Brokers, Berkeley Insurance Group work with clients from across the UK on their insurance needs, from individual homeowners to major corporations.

Our expert will answer all your questions on how the pandemic might affect your business now and in the future as you look to premium renewal, and what responsibilities you have whilst your employees are working from home and your premises are unoccupied.

Registered participants will be encouraged to send any questions they would like answering in advance of the Q&A.

Click here to view the webinar presentation.

Wednesday 6 May 1pm: Social Distancing – Sharing Lessons and Challenges

The BID team is bringing together a selection of BID members from a variety of sectors to share experiences, thoughts and challenges in respect of social distancing on Wednesday 6 May at 1pm for an hour, via Zoom.

We will be joined by representatives from local hotels, venues, offices, banks, restaurants, supermarkets and pubs.

Click here to read our findings.

Monday 18 May 11am: Cyber Safety for staff working remotely and employers

Top tips for staying safe online while working from home and for employers about managing risk and security while staff are working remotely, from cyber security experts Risk Evolves, who provide risk management and cyber security consultancy for businesses of all sizes.

The volume of cyber threat has escalated to take advantage of the worries on COVID-19 through increased attempts to get us to click (667% increase in phishing emails) and also to take advantage of the fact that more people are working at home and using video conferencing.

This webinar will therefore consider the main risks in cyber attacks and what each of these mean; for example what is the risk of clicking on a link in a phishing email and what happens. Working from home presents further risks than working from an office environment so we will look at what we need to do to protect ourselves and how a business should look to protect its data and minimise the cyber impacts. This includes practical measures on how to use video conferencing, file transfer platforms and cloud services.

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Monday 1 June 11am: Recovery

Join the BID Team for a discussion to explore exit strategy from lockdown and devising an area-wide recovery plan.

We’re bringing together a selection of BID members from a variety of sectors to share thoughts and challenges in respect of exit from lockdown and recovery.

We’ll be covering:

  • Information you might need as staff return to places of work;
  • Your needs in relation to sector specific government advice;
  • Concerns you may have about the external environment, including getting staff, guests or customers to you safely;
  • Issues faced by customers or guests in public-facing businesses;
  • Any help you need in relation to external social distancing or queue management;
  • How the BID can help in any campaigns or lobbying efforts that would benefit your business.

Please email to register.

All sessions are free.