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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Pandemic Perspectives – PD Ports

Date: 8 September 2020 12:30 - 13:00

Type: Business and Industry

Organiser: NorSCA

Hear from business leaders on how they and their businesses have adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join Northern Society of Chartered Accountants for an informal chat with Jon Armstrong, PD Ports, on how they have been impacted in different ways by the unfolding crisis of the last few months and hear them provide their unique perspectives on the pandemic.

Event information

This session with Jon Armstrong, PD Ports, will focus on how Teesport has had to adapt including the import and export of goods into the region.

Every few weeks a different speaker from a different key business across the Northern Society area will be interviewed and invited to talk about how the COVID19 pandemic has affected them. Unique insight and perspective will be given as they spend half an hour giving their reflections on the changes that they have witnessed and helped shape since the start of the year, both from an organisational and a personal point of view across the business as a whole.

We’ll also hear how business models have been forced to adapt and which new skills have had to be rapidly learned as the businesses have evolved

The interviews will cover businesses across different sectors including: Metnor Construction, Greggs, Venator, Tyne Theatre & Opera House and PD Ports and more.

About Jon Armstrong BSc ACA PD Ports

PD Ports one of the UK’s major port groups, operating in 13 locations across the country, connecting business and cargo with key global markets.

The companies ethos is built on creating trusted, long-lasting partnerships that allow them to understand customers and their unique requirements. They aim to be a seamless extension of business, providing in-depth knowledge and time-served experience to improve supply chains.

Throughout Their history, They’ve earned a reputation for being a reliable, safe pair of hands – a business that will be there when it’s needed and get the job done. There’re forward thinking and innovative, always going the extra mile to ensure what there’re offering is what their customers require.

Underpinning all work is health and safety. It’s at the heart of their work and number one priority. PD Ports commitment to health and safety has been recognised for the past two years by the internationally recognised RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) awards, achieving gold status in 2018.

PD Ports employs more than 1,200 people, owning and operating well-connected ports along the East coast of the UK; unlocking key markets in the North, South, Midlands and Scotland and providing access to the hub ports of Europe and further afield. Their trusted international partners stretch their reach far beyond the UK, allowing services to be delivered throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

With headquarters in Middlesbrough, PD Ports are also the Statutory Harbour Authority for the Ports of Teesport and Hartlepool, ensuring safe navigation of vessels, river management and maintaining channel depth.

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Virtual with digital delivery

Given the ongoing restrictions due to Coronavirus, ICAEW and Northern Society cannot currently host face-to-face events, conferences or meetings. Where possible we are adopting a digital approach to delivering scheduled events via online platforms and will contact registered attendees directly with full details. This includes Northern Society courses which may be delivered by webinars or a similar digital approach.

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