VRA webinars to cover post-pandemic planning
13 January 2021
Author: Sean Keywood
A new series of webinars on preparing for the end of the Covid-19 pandemic has been announced by the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA).
It says the series, entitled 'The New Normal Briefing', will start on 21 January with a discussion of the implications of the Brexit deal.
Speakers will include David Bailey, professor of business economics at the University of Birmingham's Business School, alongside Glyn Edwards and Andrew Thurston, who are respectively VAT director and customs duty consultant at MHA McIntyre Hudson.
VRA chair Sam Watkins said: "While it is fatiguing to find ourselves once again under lockdown, the fact is that the remarketing sector now knows how to operate in these conditions.
"The question now, with the vaccination programme underway, is what the remarketing sector will look like after the pandemic has begun to subside? What will the new normal look like?
"The webinars we are planning will look at all kinds of areas of remarketing and the shape they are likely to take over the next few months and years. It's an essential area and will help VRA members to plan for an uncertain future."
The VRA says the briefings will take place once a month for the first six months of the year, after which the organisation hopes to again be able to hold some face-to-face meetings.
Watkins said: "Our AGM takes place in July and the hope is that we'll be able to get together at that point. Obviously, however, there is a whole range of factors that could affect that possibility."