COVID-19 has already had a significant impact, to date, on business to business and business to consumer activities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
A question many of you are asking may be “To survive – How quickly can I adapt my business to continue to thrive under current and potential future circumstances?”
Where possible businesses are able to take advantage of current technology to switch to offering their services/products primarily online, however, for some this was not a viable option.
We all know that it will be some time before we get back to a pre-2019 norm, we will have to adapt to the new normal. We are introducing the “Let’s Get Together and Co-Innovate” events as an opportunity where business owners can get together when convenient to chat informally about their current issues, share tips, experiences and business solutions.
Naima Omasta-Milsom, Innovation Director for Brunel University Co-Innovate project, under the Co-Innovate Journeys. An innovation business support programme for London based SMEs, entrepreneurs and start-ups to achieve business innovation and growth through collaboration with Brunel’s world-class academic expertise, knowledge assets and facilities. Naima has nearly 20 years’ experience in business support and project management. She is also a Founder and Director of non-for profit, London Business Partnership Ltd (2012) a business support organisation that offers support and help to London’s SMEs and entrepreneurs.
An Honorary Fellow of Brunel University, London, Ash is a consultant, mentor, facilitator, and a former British Civil Servant. He has held senior leadership positions across various areas of during a fifty-year professional and business career, focusing on multi-faceted public/private sector economic development, regeneration, business and enterprise support, international trade, equal opportunities and health and wellbeing programmes and initiatives.
He has extensive business and community networks in the UK and overseas and designed and delivered the former EU/Central Government/GLA funded Gateway Asia B2B internationalisation support programme for London’s SMEs looking to access emerging markets, especially India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Ash Verma Consulting Limited www.ashverma.com is an amalgamation of two highly successful companies – Gateway Business Consultants – a B2B economic development company and Gateway Asia, a niche provider of market entry and joint venture support services for SMEs seeking access to overseas markets, especially in South and Far-East Asia and Africa.
Co-Innovate Journeys is an innovation support programme for London based SMEs, entrepreneurs and start-ups jointly funded by Brunel University London and the European Regional Development Fund. Our goal is to help companies achieve business growth through collaboration with Brunel University London’s world class academic expertise, students, knowledge assets and facilities.
All London based businesses across various industries and sectors, which are committed to make change and grow the business to overcome the challenges during this crisis.
Register for a free place in the webinar.
Once registered, our team will be in contact with you to gather more information about your business to ensure the programme is suitable for you and provide you with a link to the webinar.