23 March 2020
The current Coronavirus/Corvid-19 crisis is no doubt impacting all our members and friends - we hope you are all keeping safe. Based on sound advice, the ICW team has decamped to work from home, but we are still active and all communications are working. Clearly the need to respect the advice to avoid gatherings has meant cancelling a number of planned workshops and courses. We will be monitoring events and keep you posted through briefings and the website. In the meantime we are carrying on many meetings and looking to run some courses online. As it is likely larger events may not be possible over the coming months we are looking to run larger member events virtually.
In addition we would like to encourage networking using the Members' Forums section of the website, and in addition to those specifically set up for the Special Interest Groups we have established a General Forum for you share what's going on in your part of world, network with other members to share ideas and seek advice.
As things develop we will keep you advised but please if we can help just call.
For the business community this crisis presents an opportunity to show the true power of collaborative working, whether as individuals or organisations working with our customers, partners and suppliers. How we all pull together in the next few months will build stronger relationships for the future.
17 March 2020
ICW in consultation with Babcock International, The Commonwealth Businesswomen Network and the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, have, considering the current exceptional circumstances that we all find ourselves in at the present time, taken the decision to Postpone the morning conference Collaboration Within the Commonwealth, that was being held at Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX, on 24th March 2020, to a new date later in the year. We are sure you will understand the reason behind this decision as our first duty of care is to the safety of all our members, our staff and those at the venue and guests. All of us wish you well over what is going to be a difficult couple of months, be safe and we look forward to meeting up with you when this current situation has passed.
13 March 2020
ICW, in consultation with BMTrada, have taken the decision to postpone the ICW Share and Learn Workshop ‘ISO 44001: The Future of The Standard’ for the 2nd of April. We will reschedule this for a new date later in the year and will advise accordingly.