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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We are carefully monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic and making daily decisions about our business operations and staff wellbeing ā€“ as Iā€™m sure you are too. For EMC the health and safety of our team our partners and our clients is our number-one priority. To this end I want to take a moment to explain what we have done to date and what we will be doing moving forward as this situation evolves.

EMC has always had a comprehensive business continuity plan in place and we have now updated it to incorporate planning around the coronavirus outbreak. Beyond this we have ensured that our teams have the resources they need to work remotely and deliver for our clients without disruption should they need to. In addition, we are making the following common sense changes to our travel and meeting policies:

  • We have confirmed that no one on our teams in any office has travelled to Level II or Level III locations ā€“ as defined by the CDC/ECDC/WHO/FCO ā€“ in the past 2 weeks and we have restricted any business travel to these areas moving forward.
  • We are eliminating any non-essential business travel.
  • We are asking any guests who may be visiting our offices if they have travelled to any level II or level III counties in the last 14 days. We are also asking them to reschedule if they feel unwell.
  • We are monitoring the situation carefully and may extend our response at any time. As a leadership team we are closely monitoring the advice from official sources.
  • We are acutely aware that we not only have ourselves to protect, but that we have a role to play in supporting you in running your business and enabling SMEs across the South East to continue to thrive.

I want to take this opportunity to reassure you that we are focused on providing you the same consistent level of service; and putting ourselves in the optimal position to support you throughout.

We are doing this by:

  • Continuing to take the detailed approach to advice and support that we always have done.
  • Taking a case-by-case look at any business that is seeking support and advice due to the impact of the Coronavirus and assessing how we can best support them.
  • Enabling business as usual to continue and for our consultants to be available as required to help with any projects.

If you have any questions, or if we can offer you any additional support at this time, please contact your usual EMC consultant or alternatively Michael Pay michael.pay@emcltd.co.uk or telephone 01273 945984

Thank you

Nik Askaroff
CEO
EMC Corporate Finance and Business Growth Team

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