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The Professional Services Group – Here to help you respond to COVID-19

April 7, 2020

A message from Graham Potts, Chairman of the Hinkley Professional Services Group.



Pause for thought
If information overload was something we talked about before covid-19, it seems now an even bigger issue as we find our way through the pandemic. News and social media offers wall-to-wall coverage of the crisis, while our inboxes are filled with ‘updates’ from the many tech firms and advisers we deal with.

While our primary focus has to be to help save lives, business owners are understandably extremely mindful of their responsibilities to their own employees and families.

Talk directly to our members

That’s why members of the Hinkley Professional Services Group are offering business owners in the South West the opportunity to talk directly with them during this critical time. For many of us our initial focus will be crisis management.
However in time we will each be considering how businesses will re-emerge and the potential for strategic change as a direct result of the pandemic experience.

Somerset Chamber hub
The Somerset Chamber of Commerce covid-19 business support hub brings together details of the advice and support available to businesses in the region. More than that, you can join their Chief Executive daily for an update and conversation about the pandemic response.

Speak to your advisers
It makes sense to make your first port of call your existing adviser team: your lawyer, accountant, contracts consultant, bank. However our members are on hand if you would benefit from a different viewpoint or require some practical support.

A personal thought
However you decide to proceed, here’s a personal plea from me. Please don’t rush to make big business decisions without talking them through. Your adviser team will be expecting to hear from you, and will be happy to support you in any way they can. So draw on their expertise, and in all the chaos, they may be able to share solutions and provide insights which you hadn’t thought of.

Graham Potts
Chairman of the Hinkley Professional Services Group

To contact any members of the PSG, please click on the relevant link:
A2O People     ● AFH wealth management     ● Albert Goodman     ● Ashfords LLP
CF Associates     ● Capital Law     ● Clarke Willmott LLP     ● Decision Analysis Services Ltd (DAS)
HKA Global     ● Lloyds Bank     ● Michelmores LLP     ● Pardoes Solicitors LLP
Poolbridge Accountancy     ● Wessex Commercial Solutions

You’ll find full contact information for Hinkley PSG at proservgroup.co.uk. Advice and support is also available from
the Hinkley Supply Chain team.

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