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Top tips: thoughts on Covid-19

By Poppleston Allen

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Surreal scenario: online meetings can be difficult and time consuming
Surreal scenario: online meetings can be difficult and time consuming

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It is difficult to even think of ‘tips’ let alone ‘top’ ones in a world that is now completely tip-less.

In the previous edition of The Morning Advertiser​, we dealt thoroughly with the legal issues and best practice surrounding lock- down, and there is also a huge amount of helpful information being provided by trade bodies currently.

We thought we would set out some further thoughts as many of us stare out of our windows at home:

  • The strength of relationships has never been more important; we are in a relationship business and so we are keeping in touch with clients and contacts, providing information on our website and via e-news, and easily contactable by telephone if needed. We need you, but hope that you will also need us.
  • Despite realising how sociable humans are, many of us use Zoom, Facetime, etc. to conduct meetings but it can be difficult and more time-consuming from a business perspective and, at times, slightly awkward from a social perspective.
  • It is reassuring that despite the threats to the industry from changes in behaviour of younger people to online/delivery business, there will, we believe, always be a place for bars, pubs and restaurants, and there will be a much greater national and local appreciation of the value they provide to society, and a greater tolerance from the authorities and local residents of the odd disturbance that may arise from carrying out their activities
  • We are keeping in touch with furloughed staff socially; this is appreciated with some very positive and understanding responses.
  • It is important to show leadership – “Serve to lead” is the motto of the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, and is never more apposite than in a crisis. We must not be afraid to make tough decisions, but also we must be prepared to roll our sleeves up and get stuck in
  • It is important to maintain a positive mind-set at all times.
  • To believe that the industry and related sup- pliers will be a positive force for communities and the economy again. 

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