Business

Swine flu - is your business prepared?

Tue.28.Jul.2009 - 11:00 UTC

Swine flu could have serious consequences for small and medium size businesses so ensuring your business is properly prepared is essential.

Ministers have warned that in a worst case scenario, 100,000 people could contract swine flu every day by the end of August, with 1 in 8 employees forced to take time off work. Should these projections come to bear, the sheer number of people affected will undoubtedly have an impact on business productivity and the wider economy.

The British Chambers of Commerce is hosting a live WebTV show on Tuesday 28th July at 11am to discuss the current situation, how businesses should prepare for swine flu and how you should react if it hits your business.

Joining presenter Ian Collins in the studio is David Frost, the Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce and Dr Laurence Buckman, the Chairman of the BMA's GPs Committee. They will also be joined by representatives from two businesses – Robert Stead and Sue Hill – who will discuss how their businesses are coping with the crisis.

This is a prime opportunity to give businesses a chance to share their own contingency plans and ideas they have already implemented to deal with the spread of swine flu in the work place.

David Frost, Dr Laurence Buckman, Robert Stead and Sue Hill join presenter Ian Collins live online to discuss SME response to swine flu.

For more information visit www.britishchambers.org.uk

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