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Covid-19 Response Week

Covid-19 Response Week

Purpose of event

The purpose of the event is to share an understanding of how Covid-19 has impacted on businesses. As a Pledge team we have maintained a careers information presence throughout Cheshire and Warrington, this specialist week will take that one step further by looking at industry within the current climate. Sharing an insight into how businesses have been impacted, how they have been able to support the response to Covid-19 and the long term implications for their business and industry.


Key questions being covered by each business

  1. How has your business been affected by Covid-19
  2. How has your been able to respond to the battle against Covid-19
  3. Are there any long term implications for your business following Covid-19 (this is also to include way of working, recruitment process etc.)


10.00am  Launch – A Learn Live broadcast to introduce the week and all the businesses taking part in it.
1.00pm Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership – Andy and John provide an overview of how Covid-19 has impacted Cheshire and Warrington, what we have been able to offer to support the fight against Covid-19 and how this compares nationally and internationally . They will also consider what industry might look like after lockdown


10:00am Siemens – The ventilator project – A collaboration between a number of large companies to provide 6 months of work within a 2 week period in order to meet the need for ventilators for in NHS whilst in lockdown
1:00pm AstraZeneca – Currently developing a vaccine for Covid-19 and also look at how current medication might be used. They are also working to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in order to protect communities and the health care workforce. Find out how they are doing it during this presentation.


10.00am Vaultex – Leading the way in the cash management industry, find out how Vaultex have used their skills and equipment to help combat the Covid-19 virus. How have the Vaultex team been able to keep working and what will their company look like in the future.
1.00pm More than a face – what the change cycle looks like so people can better understand why they may be feeling the way they are, a real life example of how change affected me (to give some context and show that change can shape a person in good ways as well as bad), and ten practical strategies/tips to help the audience thrive not just shrive during this and any big life change.


10.00am Hear about the amazing work that the NHS has been doing to look after our nation during Covid-19
1.00pm Driveworks – Working From Home and Embracing Digital – Bridie will be talking about the DriveWorks team and how they’ve adapted to working from home by using technology to stay connected. In the past two months we have done a major software release, hosted a week long technical training event for DriveWorks users around the world, and even welcomed new team members. Bridie will also be discussing the different ways DriveWorks customers have come together in the fight against coronavirus.


10.00am Emma Dalzell – For the love of scrubs. Coordinating a large group of volunteers to produce scrubs and masks for NHS staff during Covid-19.
1.00pm The Medicines Discovery Catapult has stepped up to support the national COVID-19 testing task whilst maintaining business as usual.  Find out what they have done and what impact Covid-19 will have on their future working practice
Monday Covid-19 Response Week Activities

Tuesday Covid-19 Response Week Activities

Wednesday Covid-19 Response Week Activities

Friday Covid-19 Response Week Activities

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