Driving Operational Efficiency to Navigate the Recession

The first of our Developing Business Resilience webinars, focuses on operational efficiency including planning to reduce your energy costs.

7 December 2022

10:00 am

10:20 am

Online / Virtual


The South Central Cluster of Growth Hubs, which includes the Enterprise M3, Coast to Capital, Solent and Berkshire Growth Hubs, are holding a series of three 20-minute webinars to help businesses during these financially challenging times.

The first of these webinars is examining financial resilience, presented by James Rimmer, principal consultant at Expense Reduction Analysts.

Business uncertainty has grown in the recent past with Brexit, Covid, supply chain delays, problems recruiting, spiralling inflation, soaring interest rates and the cost-of-living crisis.

It seems unfair to add recession to that list, the Bank of England are forecasting a UK recession to start in Q1 of 2023 and last 18 months.

History shows those businesses that made the right strategic choices at the start of a recession didn’t merely survive, their earnings climbed throughout the recession and after, they posted rapid growth.

In this webinar James Rimmer will explore with you the challenges and opportunities ahead and some actions you can take within your business to navigate the recession.

James is a portfolio CFO and Principal Consultant at Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA). His entire focus is helping his clients improve their operational efficiency and unlock lost and hidden profits.

Across James’ CFO career he has driven change and delivered multi-million-pound efficiencies without affecting quality.


  • Brief intro from Growth Hub host
  • The economic outlook
  • What are the business risks
  • How to respond with operational efficiency
  • Where to go for help – provided by Growth Hub Host

Attendees will be invited to post in the chat box and responses will be sent out after the webinar to registered participants

Who is it for?

This webinar is open to business leaders and those interested in the impact of energy prices on organisations.

Event organised by: The Growth Hub & Enterprise M3

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