Ilford BID COVID – Webinar Invitation on the 23RD of April 2020

The Ilford BID would like to invite you to a COVID-19 business support webinar with the London Borough of Redbridge, the Redbridge Chamber of Commerce, Clintons Management Ltd., Nationwide Utilities Ltd. and the Hainault BID on 23rd April at 5.30pm.

Ilford BID COVID – 19 Business Support Webinar Invitation on the 23RD of April 2020 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

The Ilford BID would like to invite you to a COVID-19 business support webinar in collaboration with the London Borough of Redbridge, the Redbridge Chamber of Commerce, Clintons Management Ltd., Nationwide Utilities Ltd. and the Hainault BID.

The webinar will provide a structured platform where businesses owners can have a detailed review of the COVID – 19 support from the government, local authorities and banks. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask relevant questions to the webinar panel for clarification.

If you have questions in relation to the topics below, please register for a free ticket.

Webinar Topics/Speakers

  • Deferring VAT and Self-Assessment payments (Speaker – Jamal Khan)
  • Self-employment Income Support Scheme (Speaker – Jamal Khan)
  • The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme offering loans of up to £5 million for SMEs through the British Business Bank (Speaker – Jamal Khan)
  • A new lending facility from the Bank of England to help support liquidity among larger firms, helping them bridge coronavirus disruption to their cash flows through loans (Speaker – Jamal Khan)
  • Tax planning (Speaker – Usama Awais)
  • Statutory Sick Pay relief package for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) (Speaker – Albert Peters)
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Speaker – Albert Peters)
  • 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality, leisure and nursery businesses in England (Speaker – Paul Nightingale)
  • small business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief. Grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000 (Speaker – Paul Nightingale)
  • Commercial rent protection Scheme (Speaker – Kevin Clarke)
  • Energy costs and bills (Speaker – Ryan Edwards)


Speakers/Facilitators Roles

Cyril Bekoe
Cyril is the Ilford BID Manager who will host and facilitate the webinar.

Paul Nightingale
Paul is a Business Rates Manager for the London Borough of Redbridge with extensive experience and knowledge of business rates and business grants. Paul will cover all business grants and business rates related topics. 

Jamal Khan
Jamal is a Senior Tax Director at Churchill Tax Advisers and has extensively hosted webinars, press, radio and video interviews related to the COVID-19 financial support packages. Jamal will cover VAT deferral, self-employment income support, CBills and lending from the Bank of England.

Usama Awais
Usama is a Senior Tax Adviser at Churchill Tax advisers and has extensive experience in tax planning and management. Usama will provide an overview on tax planning and property investment.

Ryan Edwards
Ryan is a BID Manager at Nationwide Utilities Ltd. and has extensive experience in providing cost saving solutions to businesses to acquire green energy solutions. 

Kevin Clarke
Kevin is with Clintons Management Ltd. and has extensive experience in residential lettings management. He can provide in site into the COVID-19 commercial rental protection scheme.

Albert Peters
Albert joins us from Pegasus HR with extensive experience in the HR field and will comment on COVID – 19 sick pay, furlough process and the job retention scheme.

Event & Registration (How to register and how the event will be held)

Event platform – Zoom webinar (Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Attendees will require access via a laptop, desktop, handheld pad or mobile phone device to attend)

Date – 23rd April 2020

Registration starts – 5.15pm

Presentation starts – 5.30pm

Q&A starts – 6.50pm

Event finishes – 7.30pm

Format – An hour of presentations from members of the panel, followed by an hour of Q&A from attendees

Registration platform – Eventbrite/Zoom

To register, you will need to acquire a free ticket from Eventbrite and also register for the meeting through Zoom meetings. The registration process can be completed by clicking on the links below in turn; 

Eventbrite Registration Link


Zoom Meeting Registration Link


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