Webinar: COVID-19 Sector Updates: The impact on medium-sized businesses in the UK with BDO

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the globe, and governments take radical steps to tackle the outbreak, it is having a huge impact on every part of the public sector, industry and the economy. In order to communicate the challenges across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, The Whitehall and Industry Group has launched a special series of webinars to hear from key voices from across the sectors. In this webinar you will hear from Peter Hemington, National Head of M&A at BDO and Lorne Vary, Chief Financial & Business Development Officer for Brompton Bicycle. They will provide a perspective on the likely impacts and implications.

By tuning into this webinar you will:  

  • Get the perspective of BDO and Brompton Bicycle on the impact COVID-19 is having on medium-sized businesses
  • Learn where there are opportunities for medium-sized businesses to work with government, the private sector and not-for-profits
  • Get the opportunity to put your questions directly to Peter and Lorne in a special Q&A session designed to enhance communication and collaboration

 

  • Peter Hemington

    National Head of M&A

    BDO LLP

    Peter heads up BDO's M&A advisory business in the UK.

    BDO is the world's largest accounting firm specialising in advising entrepreneurs and mid market companies. Their M&A business is often ranked the UK's leading mid market adviser. Peter's personal practice covers the leisure space - mostly travel and restaurants.

    Peter has led 30 or so travel deals in recent years, with clients including dnata/Emirates Group, Thomas Cook, Bridgepoint Development Capital, Vitruvian and and Cox and King's, and companies including Holiday Taxis, Classic Connection, Barrhead Travel, Cruise.co, Audley, On The Beach, Great Rail Journeys, Travel Republic, JAC Travel, Totalstay, Portman Travel, Redfern and many more.

    He recently led the sale of 175 or so KFC units on behalf of Yum! Brands, representing most of the KFC UK and Netherlands company-owned estate. Other restaurant and bar deals have included Laine Pub Co, Las Iguanas, Cinnamon Club, La Tasca, Searcy's, D&D London amongst lots of others.

    Peter also run BDO's Business Trends report, a monthly poll of polls of business confidence and appear regularly on TV and radio talking about the UK economy.

  • Lorne Vary

    Chief Financial & Business Development Officer

    Brompton Bicycle

    Lorne Vary is the Chief Financial & Business Development Officer for Brompton Bicycle Ltd. Brompton design and manufacture the famous Brompton folding bike which are still made by hand right here in London. Brompton currently export into 46 territories and currently produce 60,000 bikes per annum employing over 450 staff. Lorne joined Brompton in June 2009 and has played an instrumental role in the company achieving CAGR of +20% during his tenure as well as providing a platform for innovation and future growth. Prior to Brompton, Lorne worked for Reading Room (digital), Planet Organic (retail) and Paperchase Products Ltd (retail) all of which had a similar vision of rapid growth strategies.

 

Please apply now to secure your spot on this live webinar. Sign up as usual using your WIG account, an invitation to register on the webinar platform confirming your place will be sent out a week ahead of the session. WIG members are guaranteed a place by applying to attend. 

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