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

About this event

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

  • Team member
    Mike Hewitt Director @ The Working Capital Forum

    Mike has been CEO of Adaugeo Media, the company behind The Working Capital Forum, since 2012. Before that he was CEO of the European operations of the Association for Financial Professionals. Mike is a regular speaker, writer and moderator on working capital and treasury management topics.

  • Guest speaker
    Lee Bishop Major Developments Director @ Taylor Wimpey

  • Guest speaker
    Tristan Dessain-Gelinet CEO @ Travel Planet

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

  • Team member
    DH T
    Diana Henderson

  • Guest speaker
    Philip King Small Business Commissioner @ HM Government

The Working Capital Forum

Where Treasury, Payments and Procurement Meet

The Working Capital Forum is a networking group for those in treasury, payments and procurement with a shared interest in optimising working capital. We hold regular conferences and meetings in global financial centres, both online and in our legendary round-table lunches.