Plunkett has hosted several webinars relating either specifically to challenges community businesses may face in light of Covid-19, or touching on how Coronavirus can be considered in relation to the webinar topic. We have collated these below, but you can see all our other webinars here

Planning for the future in light of Covid-19

This webinar, hosted by Plunkett Foundation advisers Dave Hollings and Peter Austen, discusses planning and financial forecasting for community businesses, and highlights how to prepare for the future taking into consideration the government guidelines around Covid-19.

This free webinar was hosted by Plunkett Foundation on 17 June 2020. Supported by the More Than a Pub Project, funded by Power to Change.

Risk assessments

Plunkett Foundation’s Community Business Manager, Alison Macklin, leads this webinar on how to create and carry out a risk assessment for community businesses. Alison covers a variety of issues, from trips hazards to Covid-19 social distancing, and discusses how to ensure a safe work environment and wellbeing at work for staff and volunteers.

Alison has 15 years of experience managing Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop and Café, an award winning eco-friendly, community owned shop and café specialising in local food set between the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.

This free webinar was hosted by Plunkett Foundation on 4 June, and was funded by The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

Diversification: Being More than a Pub

The primary purpose of a community pub is to provide benefits for the local community, and these wide range of services are integral to Plunkett’s notion of ‘More Than a Pub’. This webinar discusses pub diversification, and how this might manifest itself in a post-Covid world.

This free webinar was hosted by Plunkett Foundation on 23 June 2020. Supported by the More Than a Pub Project, funded by Power to Change.

Cash flow and profitability forecasting in light of Covid-19

This webinar explains how to look at how profitable your business may be in light of the effects of Covid-19, and suggests how to forecast when you might run out of money, and how to evaluate how much cash you will need to restart your business.

Hosted by Plunkett Foundation with content ideas by Acorn Co-op Support and Co-operatives UK.

This free webinar was hosted by Plunkett as part of the More Than a Pub programme on 18 May, and was supported by Power to Change, working in partnership with Acorn Co-op Support and Co-operatives UK.