Businesses across the region are being invited to join Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce (DACC) and partners at the University of Dundee School of Business as they discuss the challenges facing business and support needed to build a strong, successful and sustainable business post pandemic.
The event, to be held virtually on Tuesday 27 April, will also hear from Liz Ditchburn, Director-General Economy at the Scottish Government as she challenges businesses to think about the regions pace of innovation and future strategy planning. Also joining the event will be William Lau, a University of Dundee alumnus, who spent 3 years in the city of Dundee studying Architecture and founded A.Alliance Design International Architects & Planners in Singapore.
Alison Henderson, CEO of Dundee & Angus Chamber said:
“The pace at which we have all adapted over the last year has been punishing, and it can be very difficult to take time out of being in your business to think about adapting on purpose, rather than reacting to change. This event will challenge us, and also help us use the inspiration of discussion to shape what the future of our businesses look like. Being on the front foot helps us all build strong and successful enterprises. I look forward to taking part in a series of discussions that will sustain our local business community.”
In a recent survey conducted by Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce (DACC) only 52% of local businesses reported that their total revenue had increased or remained constant over the last 3 months. Businesses across the region are now operating at 49% of capacity on average, which compares poorly with the level of 71% recorded in Q4 2020.
Many businesses have adopted flexible working practices however for many firms it’s not yet fully clear how their workplaces will adapt over the coming months. People will need the support to reskill as our sectors reshape, and new opportunities arise. Businesses must ensure they are planning for the future, considering the skills that they will need to thrive, and supporting their people to succeed.
Investment in infrastructure and minimising of costs of doing business will all help economic recovery. Businesses must use this time to refresh strategy, look to take advantage of opportunities that exist in climate change/green recovery policies, in the widening world of global trade and in becoming the engine that drives local wealth building in our communities.
Professor Morris Altman, Dean, University of Dundee School of Business said:
“The Business School aspires to contribute furthering the growth, development and rejuvenation of the region through its teaching and research. It’s critically important that our staff engage and interact with the business community to determine how best to co-operate and collaborate to improve the wellbeing of our community.”
For more information on the event, and to book your place please visit Your Business Your Future | Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce
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