The Kbsa has issued a new package of information and scheduled a Croner Webinar for tomorrow, to help members understand how best to develop their businesses in a post-pandemic world.
'We want our members to be as prepared as they can be as the government announce details of how the lock- down will be eased over the coming weeks and months,' says Richard Hibbert, chair of trade body, which represents independent kbb specialists.
'Whilst it may be some time before we return to normal business, employers will need to have plans in place to help staff get back to work, re-open showrooms and reconnect with customers in a safe and socially responsible manner.'
The Kbsa has opened up several new channels of communication with members over the last few weeks, including a Facebook group, regular Zoom chats and a "Buddy System" to offer support and advice to retailers.
'This has enabled us to share best practice, ideas and thoughts on what the future of kbb retailing may look like,' says Hibbert.
'With these activities and access to an emergency advice line for expert HR and health & safety support from our business partner Croner, we are working together to provide all the support and practical help members may need to keep their businesses running.
'We want to remind members that this crisis will pass, no one can predict the future, but we hope UK businesses will come through this challenging time stronger than ever.'