RBS hosts webinar series with business experts to support Scottish firms in post-COVID recovery



The Royal Bank of Scotland is hosting a Q&A webinar with business experts to help Scottish SMEs prepare for the easing of lockdown restrictions and the challenges COVID-19 has created.

Susan Fouquier

The free event, called From Resilience to Recovery, will see mentors, economists and fraud experts come together to offer their thoughts to organisations affected by current restrictions.

Led by Royal Bank of Scotland’s Scotland board chair Malcolm Buchanan and the managing director for business banking in Scotland Susan Fouquier, the online session will also see the bank’s principal economist Stephen Blackman outline his thoughts on how the UK economy will recover in the medium to long-term – and what positive opportunities the situation might create.

Susan Fouquier said: “This is the first of our From Resilience to Recovery sessions and we hope that it will provide valuable insight and prove useful as we move out of the first reactionary phase of this crisis, into a more reflective and proactive phase. 

“Many business owners are considering what comes next for their business: how will customer demand and behaviour have changed, is their current business model still viable, are their premises adaptable, what are the risks and opportunities? 

“We want to help business owners get back up and running – in a safe and stable way.”

The session will begin with views from principal economist Stephen Blackman, who will present some really valuable thought leadership on how COVID-19 is changing society, followed by practical classes with RBS mentor Kevin Connor and cybercrime expert Alasdair Stewart who will look at ways to tackle concerns that working from home and online reliance creates.

There is also a Q&A session too.

The free event begins at 1400 on Thursday, June 4 and the public can register here.

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