It is now two months since I issued my last statement in respect of how we, at Thomas Westcott, are adapting our working practices during COVID-19. Those two months seem to have flown by. There has been so much Government guidance for businesses, all of which needed to be reviewed and put into practice, while also prioritising the health and safety of our teams and making sure everyone we work with is protected to the maximum. At Thomas Westcott we have taken every piece of information published by the Government, reviewed and summarised it for our own business needs, and also for our clients.
We continue to be available for all our clients and contacts. As ever, we are very much ‘By Your Side. On Your Side’, just a little more remotely than normal. Our clients have benefited from our regular COVID-19 technical updates, weekly topical webinars and general assistance with grant applications, advice on furlough, assistance with loan applications. In fact, we have successfully completed more than 400 Job Retention Scheme applications for our clients. We remain committed to ensuring the continuity of our services to you and doing all we can to be there for you.
Behind the scenes we are, of course, working on plans to open our offices and ensure everything is in place from a health & safety viewpoint to protect both you and our teams. In the meantime, we are focusing on making everything as smooth as possible. Please contact us using your normal office contact number and your call will be answered. In addition, all of our partners’ mobile numbers are on our website. If you wish to drop off your records, please call us and this can be arranged.
To help you during this time, we will be posting Coronavirus related content on our Insights page, which includes useful information to help individuals and all types of businesses get advice as to what actions to take as this situation develops. This will be updated daily but in addition, please do call us for assistance. We are here to help and to support you through these challenging times.
Shona Godefroy, Managing Partner