East Midlands Chamber Online Sessions


These online sessions, open to all Chamber members, gives you the chance to raise issues and ask questions directly to local MPs. This is an opportunity to discuss current working conditions with key decision-makers and to raise day-to-day operating issues that might be missed amid the current ‘noise’ over coronavirus.  It will also allow you to understand how others are preparing their businesses.

The meetings are open to all members, but will be of particular interest to businesses who reside in the MP’s constituency.  We are asking attendees to submit questions in advance, although there will also be an opportunity to ask questions via the chat function during the session. 


30 April: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) Information – This discussion will be delivered by the British Business Bank who are a government-owned business development bank.  We will hear from Lewis Stringer, Senior Manager, UK Network – East & South-East Midlands.  Lewis will cover the key areas around CBILS: Eligibility & criteria and how to access the scheme.   

18 May: Bank of England Forum – This is an online discussion with the Bank of England to gauge the current localised economic environment and the impact of the present challenging climate.

This webinar takes place a few days after the publication of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Report, which will provide the opportunity to hear about the current direction of travel.

This is a chance to share your observations and concerns, as the Bank evaluates incoming business feedback before reporting to its Monetary Policy Committee for future reports, which sets the interest-rates rates affecting us all. Open to all Chamber members.

21 May: Construction & Property Forum – This Forum is designed for those businesses involved in the construction and property sector to come together to discuss a range of sector specific topics which include areas such as the latest technological developments, legal updates, the economic environment, sustainable construction and employability and skills.  This event will focus on: Energy for Business - detail of the funding and support from the University of Nottingham, Higher Level Apprenticeships for the Sector - how these can support a more productive workforce and the Smart sensor network.

22 May: HR Forum – ‘Successfully Navigating Change.’ This webinar is delivered by Natasha Chadwick of Impact People & Change. In order to make a difference to the people they serve organisations must innovate services and remain financially competitive. The nature of the workforce is also changing with the development of digital skills and flexibility being important across an increasingly diverse workforce.

Finally, don’t forget to check out the Chambers one-stop-shop of online information from a variety of trusted sources relating to coronavirus

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