During the Coronavirus outbreak the British Chambers of Commerce are supporting Chambers and member businesses with online events and webinars. Scroll down to see their upcoming events below and take a look at their past events:
Harnessing opportunities across Asia Pacific to drive recovery and growth from Coronavirus
- Tuesday 26 May
- 10.00am – 11.00am (UK time)
- UK and International Chambers and members
Join our moderated discussion with HMTC Natalie Black, on the impact of Coronavirus on sectors in the Asia Pacific region including:
- financial services;
- renewable energy;
- healthcare; and
The webinar will also explore how, economies in South East Asia are focussed on infrastructure development to re-boost their recovery and how British businesses can explore these and other sector opportunities across the region.
The event will be moderated by James Ramsbotham, CEO of the North East England Chamber of Commerce in discussion with Natalie Black HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific (incorporating North East Asia, South East Asia & Australasia).
Business and finance in a time of lockdown
- Friday 12 June
- 8.30am – 9.30am (UK time)
Businesses of all sizes, sectors and across all communities, national and international have been impacted in an unprecedented way by the current Coronavirus pandemic.
The BCC in partnership with Moneycorp are proud to bring you this webinar on how businesses are being financially affected during the pandemic.
Hear from Moneycorp’s Managing Director of Foreign Exchange & International Payments, Lee McDarby, and CEO of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Stuart Patrick, as they discuss the following:
- Markets overview during lockdown
- Cash flows – and why ‘cash is king’
- Business adaption during this period
- Budget rate – where are they and what is the impact on bottom line
- Risk management and strategies
Lee McDarby is Managing Director of Corporate Foreign Exchange and International Payments at moneycorp.
He has over 15 years’ experience in foreign exchange and previously worked on the legal team for DEFRA.
He is a key driver within the global payments division’s wider growth and expansion plans and focuses on treasury risk management for UK businesses.
Stuart Patrick is Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, committed to the business success of Chamber members and championing the economic growth of the Glasgow city region.
Stuart joined the Chamber in 2009 having previously spent 17 years at Scottish Enterprise specialising in urban economic development and the transformation of Glasgow where he led Scottish Enterprise Glasgow. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, has an MBA from Strathclyde University and an accountancy degree from Glasgow University.
He is a member of the Glasgow Economic Leadership board, the Glasgow City Regional Partnership and the Glasgow Partnership for Economic Growth, is chair of the Wise Group, chair of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation and sits on the boards of British Chambers of Commerce, Clyde Gateway, City of Glasgow College and Glasgow Science Centre.
He was appointed a CBE in June 2019 for services to business and the Glasgow economy.