Roadmap to Recovery Business Workshops

A special series of Virtual Workshops to help Sheffield businesses get ready for reopening. Join our team of industry experts as they guide you through the challenges of safely reopening, accommodating restrictions and planning for the future.  While the live workshops have now taken place, you can watch recordings of each session via the video links below. 

Please note: Sessions have been held to support the businesses reopening at the different stages of the Government's official roadmap for the easing of restrictions across England in 2021. As you browse below, you'll see we've tried to indicate which roadmap milestone each session was recorded before. 

While there is lots of useful information in all sessions that could be relevant to all businesses, sessions recorded before 12 April will tend to be more geared towards Non-Essential Retail, Outdoor Hospitality and Personal Care (beauty/health) who were all permitted to reopen at that time.

Other more recent sessions, have been recorded ahead of 17 May, so again may be more relevant to Indoor Hospitality and Indoor Entertainment & Attractions. There will be further sessions in coming weeks to support those remaining businesses, currently projected to reopen from 21 June.


Reopening Indoor Hospitality

Recorded ahead of 17 May Reopening


In the run up to Indoor Hospitality reopening as part of Step 3 (no earlier than the 17th May) we share some tips and ideas for hospitality businesses opening their indoor offer. Download the Reopening Indoor Hospitality slides.


Getting Reopening Ready!

Recorded ahead of 12 April Reopening 

In this first workshop our experts will provide you with a Recovery Action Plan template that can be applied to your own business and along with a brief overview of the topics covered in all the other sessions. Download the Getting Reopening Ready PDF.

Communicating in a Crisis

Recorded ahead of 12 April Reopening 

This session covers the importance of communicating with customers/visitors/staff to ensure they are all aware of restrictions and what you are doing to make the environment safe for them. Download the Communicating in a Crisis files.

Managing Risks & Costs To Remain Viable

Recorded ahead of 12 April Reopening 

How to weigh up the risks/costs of reopening with the alternative options (such as waiting a little longer), considering how to best manage cashflow and how to spend financial support wisely. Download the Managing Risks & Costs To Remain Viable files here.

Reopening Visitor Experience

Recorded ahead of 12 April Reopening 

How to protect your customer experience, making sure your premises look tip-top and that your service standards are as good as your customers expect despite restrictions. Download the Reopening Visitor Experience PDF.

Digitally Adapting Your Business

Recorded ahead of 12 April Reopening 

This last session covers why you should be embracing tech and digital solutions for the future of your business. Download the Digitally Adapting Your Business PDF.

Preventing Covid-19 Transmission in the Workplace