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Wise Up Wednesday: Urgent Advice For Subcontractors Affected By Coronavirus (COVID – 19)

I sincerely hope this ‘Wise Up Wednesday’ post finds you in good health.

Like many of us I’m sure you’re busy trying to make sense of what is happening and keep on top of the ever-changing situation with coronavirus COVID-19.

I just wanted to reassure all Specialist Contractors, Trade Contractors and Subcontractors that you will be able to continue to rely upon, and work with us with little or no interruption, even if we get locked down.

So, how do you avoid a bad situation becoming worse by getting clobbered for delays because you can’t get to site (locked down), or half your team or subcontractors are self-isolating?

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First Things First

The first thing to understand and accept is that there is no single “one size fits all” answer. It all depends on the specific details of your contract.

And undoubtedly in some cases the situation will be affected, either adversely or favourably, by the nature of some of the organisations for whom you are working.

Doing Nothing Is Not An Option!

Please do not under any circumstances adopt the mindset that; “we are ok”, “we don’t need to do anything special”, “it will sort itself out”, “ the contract is the last thing we need to think about right now!”

Or any other version of burying your head in the sand.

Please take the contractual side of things just as seriously as every other aspect of this problem we are all facing.

Affected By coronavirus – This Is All About Protecting You And Your Business

As ever we are looking out for the interests of the Specialist Contractors, Trade Contractors and Subcontractors of the industry and sadly, it is almost inevitable that your team and your projects are likely to be affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

What happens if it impacts your project and what should you do to minimise the commercial and contractual risk to the future of your company?

Please read; Don’t Let Coronavirus Destroy My Business!

Call Our Helpline Sooner Rather Than Later

Our friendly team are on hand to ensure that you get the help and support you need. Call us on 01773 712116 or send me an email here.

I am 66 later this year and have lived through some tough financial times, but this pandemic is going to have an effect of magnitude that none of have seen in our lifetime.

Consider This

  • If you do nothing and it all fizzles out… you’ll be no better or worse off than you are now
  • When you do nothing and it gets worse (as the experts predict)… you’ll be FAR worse off than you are now
  • You take steps to mitigate your circumstances and it all fizzles out… you’ve lost nothing but a bit of time
  • Or, if you take steps to mitigate your circumstances and it gets worse…
  • … you’ll be FAR better off than those who have done nothing

Affected By coronavirus

Of course it’s your choice, and I respect that.

Finally, this is not some scaremongering BS, because I see first hand what happens to naive Subcontractors. But, you, your team, and your family, will have to live with the consequences of your choices.

So please choose wisely.

Please remember that it’s all too easy to ignore this and put your business at risk. Please don’t do that. Give our friendly team a call on 01773 712116, or email info@streetwisesubbie.com today.

 


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