The Santander UK Corporate and Commercial Banking team is supporting UK SMEs throughout the covid-19 pandemic through a series of webinars with leading industry professionals across various industries.
The ‘View from the industry’ series covers insights and important topics for business owners to learn tips for managing during this time and into the future.
More than ten webinars have been held so far looking into sectors like retail, food and beverage, automotive, manufacturing, life sciences and aerospace, alongside other workshops on crisis management and employer challenges.
John Carroll, Santander UK’s Head of International and Transactional Banking, points out that “the only way to soften the blow for economies and workers is to find new ways for businesses to grow and adapt to the new circumstances. Santander is well placed to help companies to adapt and expand, especially when it comes to internationalisation.
“While the closing of borders and restrictions on travel are causing moves toward local production, there are many cases in which a market does not have the technical capacities locally and this relies on experienced overseas companies who can operate at an international level. These shifts are affecting import supply chains in countries like the UK as well, where new solutions are required as businesses reevaluate their supply chains and how they produce overseas. Solutions which the global ecosystem of banking and non-banking partners which Santander have developed make us uniquely well placed to provide.”
You can visit the Santander Corporate Banking website to watch replays of the previous webinars or sign up for new events still to come.
You can also read the key insights from each of the past webinars and short summaries below.
Summary of key insights