The last few months have been challenging for many companies across all sectors in Northern Ireland and family business. Glandore have not been immune to the effects of Covid-19, but their main priority has been trying to support member businesses through this difficult period. One of the ways they have been doing this is by organising a series of virtual events and webinars for member businesses.
The benefits of “going virtual” is that we are now delivering our range of community programmes to all our member businesses and the wider business community across Ireland, not just regionally. These webinars have been aimed at directors, managers and their employees and have covered many topics from wellness to business advisory, including HR and other general topics to support businesses during this time. Just recently we hosted our first “From Business Woes to Business Wins” virtual event with Jamie Heaslip of Flender, Allan Beechinor of Altada and from Northern Ireland Yolanda Cooper of We Are Paradoxx. We have had wonderful engagement and a lot of positive feedback from attendees and from the panelists themselves.
Coming up on the 11th June, we will be hosting a webinar with Ulster Rugby CEO, Jonny Petrie on The Challenges of Running a Sporting Business through this period. This should be an interesting perspective on the business of sport and how Covid-19 is affecting professional rugby in Ireland and beyond these shores.
We are hugely looking forward to hosting our postponed ‘Hear From Her’ event virtually too. This is an event that has been a massive highlight on our events calendar this year and will feature a top line-up of female influencers in various sectors. We haven’t released a date for this yet, but look forward to sharing the schedule as soon as possible to our members and followers alike.
The feedback from our webinars has been very positive, and we will continue to deliver our programmes virtually for some time in order to support our members. Glandore has also been part of the conversation on the future of work post Covid-19. The way we all work will change in the future as we will surely see a mix of homeworking and office working to provide safe environments for staff to work.