COVID-19 – Chiene + Tait: Business Continuity Plans

A statement from our Managing Partner, Carol Flockhart: 24 March 2020

This is an unprecedented time, with significant challenges both in people’s personal and work lives and the economy. We would like to reassure you that the safety of our people and the importance of continued client service are our two current operational focuses which means that we will continue to deliver our services to you in a way that protects both you and the Chiene + Tait team.

Working arrangements

We have implemented new health and safety and hygiene policies that follow all relevant governmental guidance. These include home-working policies, frequent cleaning, and sickness and self-isolation policies. Our people are able to work from home with remote access and with little disruption to communications

Meetings

It is our policy to host meetings via phone or video call until further notice. We will contact you in advance of any scheduled meetings to arrange a suitable method.

Correspondence

Whilst these current working arrangements are in place, please correspond with our team via email than by post for the time being, if possible.

Guidance and support

The UK and Scottish governments continue to announce initiatives to mitigate the impact of the situation – you can see our summary of them here.

We are also offering support to our business clients in the form of a free business diagnostic. Our Corporate Finance team can send you a questionnaire, have a subsequent telephone conversation to help you identify potential pain points for your business and identify the different government support available. More information is here.

There will be further developments to the COVID-19 situation and we aim to respond quickly and flexibly to make sure we continue to provide the level of service you expect from Chiene + Tait. We will, of course, continue to communicate any material changes or important updates to you.

We are here to help and want to ensure you are able to navigate this ever-changing situation as best you can. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you need any advice during this time.

Take care.

Carol Flockhart
Managing Partner