Posted on: 07/04/2020
This company news update will be continually revised with the latest information from SmartestEnergy pertaining to our Business Continuity Plan and its implementation in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
SmartestEnergy’s established project team is continuing to manage the implementation of our Business Continuity Plan in response to the unique challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our 300 SmartestEnergy staff at our three UK offices continue to work remotely, maintaining business as usual operations.
Our remote working capability has allowed us to temporarily close our three UK offices, without any impact to the business. This is possible due the significant IT investment made in 2019 to migrate SmartestEnergy’s IT estate to the cloud and to equip and train staff to work flexibly.
As we continue to monitor the situation and adhere to Government guidance, we remain fully able and committed to delivering the optimal services to our customers and consultants during this period.
In addition, it’s important to note that our parent company, Marubeni Corporation of Japan, is an owner with global scope and scale capable of managing the immediate economic effects and disruption caused by the coronavirus, such that SmartestEnergy remains a reliable and financially secure partner for our customers.
Support from the UK Government
The UK Government has announced a range of measures to support businesses. These include:
- 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England
- Grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
- A new lending facility from the Bank of England to help support liquidity among larger firms
- HMRC Time To Pay Scheme
Fore more information, please visit the UK Government website.
Should any SmartestEnergy customer have difficulties during this period of uncertainty and require further assistance from SmartestEnergy, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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