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Gloucestershire accountants offer free coaching to help your business through the crisis

Randall & Payne is offering peer-to-peer workshops for business leaders and free online courses for anyone wishing to improve their skills during the coronavirus pandemic.

Partner Will Abbott, an award-winning business coach and experienced Mindshop facilitator, is inviting county business people to join his Survive - Pivot/Adapt - Thrive webinar titled Leading Successfully Through the Crisis" for an hour at 10am on Friday, May 15.

Mr Abbott said: "In the first weeks of the crisis we helped clients who were in survival mode - accessing as much government support as possible, reducing costs, managing supply lines and people and supporting other businesses where we can. Now is the time to move into adapt mode and see where to pivot."

His coaching success can be demonstrated through his recent work with Cole Management Ltd. 

Managing director Rob Cole  said: "Since being introduced to Will a couple of years ago, we have worked together on all aspects of our business. 

"As a direct result of this work, while COVID-19 is presenting challenges, we are facing these from a position of strength and feel very positive about the future. 

"By chatting to Will on regular video calls or recording actions and plans using the online coaching portal, we get help when we need it and we stay focused on and accountable for doing what needs to be done. 

"To anyone concerned about the future, I recommend Will and his approach very highly"

The Government stepped up with key areas of support and the additional introduction of the bounce back loan scheme, which in Mr Abbott's view is a game changer for small businesses (with the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme for those looking to borrow larger amounts).

He said: "Although there have been some issues with the initial support, the Government listened to feedback and has shown a very necessary attribute in a business and as a leader - an ability to adapt.

"The next few months are a vital time to rethink and rebuild your business. 

"Focusing on the right plans and actions now is the key to success. To ensure you are fully supported during this period we are engaging with our clients through our coaching portal, giving access to experienced, independent guidance and support whenever you need it."

The first of Mr Abbott's monthly Survive - Pivot/Adapt - Thrive webinars will explore leading successfully through the crisis including key attributes and tools you can use, as well as hearing from peers on how they are adapting in these volatile times.

This webinar is taking place via Zoom on Friday, May 15 at 10am. 

Gloucestershire business people are being urged not to miss the rare opportunity to learn from Mr Abbott and your peers how as a leader you can steer yourself, your team and your business through these challenging times and out the other side.

Complimentary online course access for team and personal development opportunities

Randall & Payne believe this is the perfect time for your staff, with time on their hands or facing new challenges, to learn new skills and work on their personal development.

In conjunction with partner Mindshop, Randall & Payne is offering access to two complimentary online courses per individual from the list of 18 courses which cover different levels and topics.

These range from foundation courses such as Problem Solving and Strategic Planning, as well as a host of advanced courses covering topics like Personal Resilience, Profit Improvement, Leadership Development and Growth Strategy. 

There are also a selection of specialist courses including Developing Strategy in Volatile Times, Lean Management, Self Confidence and Sales Performance.

The full list of courses is available to download at 

How do I access the complimentary courses?

• Email your full name and two chosen courses (they do not have to be for the same team member)

• Please allow two working days for access to be granted

• You will receive an email with your log-in details

Email to register by May 29 for access until October 30.

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