Johnson Fleming’s Business Continuity Team is composed of leaders and subject matter experts across our business lines. This group is meeting daily to assess the impact across our business and in our communities, advise executive management and develop and deploy action plans. In terms of prevention, we are reiterating the importance of following recommended best practices of the National Health Service website for health and hygiene. We are taking specific advice relating to Coronavirus from an external consultancy, and we are using this resource, together with government guidance, to regularly update and educate our employees.
We have instituted a travel policy limiting business travel across our company and we are gathering details regarding the general travel plans of our employees (and their families) so that we can assess the risks and requirements for self-isolation in line with both external guidance and our internal policy.
To continue serving you under various scenarios, including where travel is limited or employees are advised to work remotely, our team has remote and secure access to essential resources (documents, software etc.) and tele and videoconferencing platforms.
We have a company-wide contingency plan in place and are working with our partners to ensure that we advance best practices under multiple scenarios. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will, of course, continue to communicate with you on developments as applicable.
In the short term, we encourage you to focus on the health and safety of your employees and colleagues, proactively communicating pertinent information on prevention, health resources and the impact on your organisation. You can view the most recent information on our parent company’s (NFP) latest insights webpage, which includes an example of a contingency planning checklist that can be used to help guide discussions at your company as well as other resources.
We remain available to field questions, offer insight and identify ways to operate effectively in this dynamic environment. On behalf of Johnson Fleming, thank you for your trust and confidence in us as we work together to address this situation. If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.