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Chris Lawes and Simon Banks-Cooper today presented 'Cutting through the noise' – giving practical tips and tactical advice for financial resilience during coronavirus for startup and growth company looking to build, grow and ultimately exit finding both opportunities and pitfalls within the Covid-19 crisis in conjunction with the Festival of Enterprise.
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Chris Lawes and Simon Banks-Cooper will be presenting 'Cutting through the noise' – giving practical tips and tactical advice for financial resilience during coronavirus for startup and growth company looking to build, grow and ultimately exit finding both opportunities and pitfalls within the Covid-19 crisis in conjunction with the Festival of Enterprise.
More details can be found here
The team at BCA are working hard to support our clients through this difficult period so do continue to pass on all information and documents as normal. We also remain available and committed to assisting you with business planning activities and seeking Government business interruption support.
We are committed to the health and safety of all staff therefore following the Government announcements this week, our working from home arrangements have been extended to cover all the BCA team, and all staff are connected with email and other online resources to keep in touch.
We understand that many of our clients and their businesses have been impacted by the COVID outbreak, and we’ll continue to keep you up to date with relevant announcements and more details of the financial assistance for businesses as they arise. We also recognise that many businesses are assessing their options and possible structures to manage cash in the short term whilst positioning for recovery and future growth.
Communication is therefore paramount so please maintain the discussions with us in order that we can continue to support you in the best way possible.
The BCA Team
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BCA Supporting clients through COVID-19
Today, and for the foreseeable future, British businesses are facing their greatest ever challenge. There is no doubt that we are in unprecedented times and as business owners and managers there is the added pressures of dealing with the realities of keeping our respective businesses going, looking after the wellbeing of staff and the prospect of having to make some very difficult decisions.
The Prime Minister has been resolute in stating that the Government will do whatever it takes to support business and to protect the workforce, which is undeniably good news but there are a number of practicalities on which you may well need help from BCA.
Communication and timeliness has never been more important, particularly if there is a need to engage with HMRC for a time to pay agreement or in producing a valid business case to support an application for a Government backed loan. To ensure we can continue to support you, we are keeping staff in the office as far as we can, while working with the health recommendations. We are investing to enable more staff to work from home, however it is likely that our business, like yours, may incur some interruptions from time to time but our focus is on maintaining our ongoing support to you....
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What a fabulous event the Heropreneurs Awards proved to be, validating beyond any doubt BCA’s decision to be a sponsor and also to host London centric friends and clients.
A fabulous venue, its atmosphere truly electric, packed with people sharing two common bonds, military service and entrepreneurship, brought together by Heropreneurs to celebrate their skills, achievements and above all the positive contribution that services leavers continue to give society after they have left the military. All presided over by Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex.
Sincere congratulation to all finalists and of course the exceptional and deserving winners.
Our Senior Partner, Simon Banks-Cooper said, "from a personal perspective, the desire I have to share my business experiences for the benefit of the wider Defence community is no secret, be that wishing to see a transition community established and thriving in the East Riding or advocating on behalf of Army Cadets to ensure that employers are aware of the pool of employment ready young talent that exists, so to grasp an opportunity to work with Heropreneurs was never going to be a difficult decision. BCA was my first business venture after Regular Army service. Today, a successful practice but one that I started from scratch with all the trials and tribulations that experience brings, so it is somewhat evocative, as well as extremely gratifying that it too is able to support Heropreneurs and its invaluable work."
BCA are extremely pleased to be sponsoring the Heropreneurs Awards (in association with The Telegraph) for 2019.
Our Senior Partner Simon Banks-Cooper explains why he is pleased that BCA is associated with Heropreneurs and its business awards dinner.
Like many before me, and indeed since, I once had to contemplate an inevitable change of career. Without any frame of reference or particular aspiration a daunting prospect for most, but from the viewpoint of an operational deployment a perplexing and at times surreal experience. How I went on to sit the professional examinations to become an accountant is a not a story for here, but qualifying led me to go on and create what is now BCA Accountants and Corporate Financiers.
Today I have a number of business interests and do very little accounting, but it gives me a tremendous amount of satisfaction that all these years later my first entrepreneurial endeavour has chosen to become a sponsor of the 2019 Heropreneurs Awards, and in doing so support this fabulous charity in its work giving entrepreneurial service leavers access to a wealth of business support through its mentor program, which it does on an entirely philanthropic basis. I look forward to awards night and to chatting with those short listed.
Read the Heropreneurs press release here
June 2017 marks a further milestone in the growth of Banks Cooper Associates (BCA) as they announce two major appointments. One of those appointments is Tracy Hutty who has joined BCA as Partner and will be based in the Hull office.
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March 2016 marks a further milestone in the growth of Hull accountancy and corporate firm Banks Cooper Associates (BCA) as they announce Paul Litten has joined them to develop their business consultancy arm.