Virtual room reports some real recovery

BNI zoom meeting photo 19 May 20

It’s more than wishful thinking – businesses are coming back to life. Perhaps happiest of all is flooring contractor Ryan Ford, whose company @ldfflooring, has severely restricted by the lockdown, was finally able to receive a carpet and install it for a client.

Many @BNIWoking members, sharing their weekly updates over #zoom, continue to focus on health and safety as well as online.

@Clarityhomelettings owner Anne Woodward is rolling out new guidelines for all her #landlords, suppliers and #tenants. This includes a new proviso requesting new tenants in Homes of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) to confine themselves to their own room for two weeks after moving into a property. Aspects of which are all particularly relevant to members like #ABGM, #PrimusHeating, #BrightlightSolutions and #WinserCharteredSurveyors.

Andy Dunn of #CleanlineInstallations and Simon Isherwood of @Sitecit have seen both their businesses in big demand – Andy’s ensuring good broadband connections and Simon’s called on to upgrade older computers, which he says is: “not a problem and is helping to #savetheplanet!”

Meanwhile, @multiprop_handy has identified a new niche for clients in the form of a #homemaintenance cloud-based package, providing property owners and letting agents with regular maintenance reports that is expected to streamline efficiency for clients.

Confirming the buoyant mood in our virtual room, #financialadvisor Matthew Parker of #CircleWealth was able to illustrate how confidence is returning to the market, but he warned that we’re not yet near a financial recovery.

It was just as well Andrew Myall of #DentonsWealth was able to give reassurance on life insurance and Daniel Donoghue of @SecureHealth insights into medical health insurance. Equally reassuring was news from Stuart Wright of #BarnbrookSinclair that the government’s #Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or #furloughs will remain open until the end of October and from August employees will be allowed some flexibility that will allow them to return to some part time work.