Lewis Shand Smith, acting Chair; Samantha Barrass, Chief Executive; and Alexandra Marks, Chief Adjudicator will be launching an information programme consisting of three webinars.
The BBRS leadership is acutely aware that in this very challenging and unprecedented crisis imposed by COVID-19 very many companies, but particularly small and medium sized businesses, are struggling to cope with the financial pressures, even at this early stage. The need for close working relationships between SMEs and their banking partners will be more critical than ever.
The BBRS is being designed to be an essential part of the infrastructure available to support eligible businesses and therefore is putting measures in place to ensure it continues to prepare for its full launch this summer, but because of the COVID-19 disruption there might be a delay until later this year.
In light of the government advice relating to COVID-19 we have replaced a planned roadshow tour with virtual events until further notice. These virtual events will take place in May and June and align with the coronavirus contingency planning we have put in place to ensure we can continue to launch as planned.
The events will introduce the BBRS and its leadership team to businesses and stakeholders and be an opportunity for anyone who is interested in the service to hear about the aims of the organisation, our progress to date, and our approach to resolving disputes. These events will also be an ideal opportunity to ask questions and discuss the service with the BBRS team. You can register for the events on our website and submit questions and topics you would like covered during the live Q&A sessions. Please do not worry if you are unable to attend any of the webinars as a recording will be made available on our website.
The dates of the webinars are:
- Thursday 28th May
- Thursday 4th June
- Tuesday 16th June
Each event will begin at 4:00pm and finish at 5:30pm. If you wish to attend one of the webinars, please fill in your details below.