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The Working Capital Forum invites you to their webinar

Funding supply chains for recovery: Working capital stories from Taylor Wimpey and Travel Planet

About this webinar

Webinar Sponsor: American Express



As the Covid-19 lockdown begins to loosen, the problems faced by many companies are far from over.

The gradual withdrawal of government support will expose a cash flow crisis among Britain's small businesses. In this webinar, sponsored by American Express, we'll be discussing the continuing need to support suppliers by prompt or early payment as we gear up for recovery.

We have three perspectives on this essential topic:

Government: The UK Government's Small Business Commissioner, Philip King, will be discussing the role of prompt and early payment in supporting smaller businesses and revealing some of the success stories from his campaign to get the big buyers to improve their payment practices.

Buyer: Lee Bishop, Major Developments Director of Taylor Wimpey, will be discussing the company's 'Pay it Forward' scheme to support subcontractors with early payment.

Supplier: Tristan Dessain-Gelinet, CEO at Travel Planet, will reveal how his company tackles the unique working capital challenges of the travel industry with support from major client EDF and its supplier finance programme. With Travel Planet now becoming a supplier to the UK's Crown Commercial Service, it's more important than ever to be prepared for growth.

Webinar contributor: HM Government Small Business Commissioner


Hosted by

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    Lee Bishop Major Developments Director @ Taylor Wimpey

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    Philip King Small Business Commissioner @ HM Government

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    Tristan Dessain-Gelinet CEO @ Travel Planet

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    Diana Henderson

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    Mike Hewitt Managing Director @ The Working Capital Forum

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    Selena Moon Senior Product Manager, Global Business Financing & Supply Chain Solutions @ American Express

The Working Capital Forum

Where Treasury, Payments and Procurement Meet

The Working Capital Forum is an invitation-only peer group which holds regular meetings in European financial centres and online, publishes a newsletter and produces research reports for members.