Highlights and challenges
The Covid-19 pandemic severely affected Hawk Express Cabs, who saw their revenues drop by 80%, as the only passengers they were able to carry were NHS workers getting to and from work and those that did not or were unable to drive, generally the elderly.
The directors of Hawk Express Cabs needed business advice and support to ensure that they received a government Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBILS), enabling them to meet their ongoing business costs, and also guidance with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to help them claim for furloughed workers.
How we were able to help
- Advising the directors of Hawk Express Cabs on the process of securing a CBILS
- Liaising with their bank manager (NatWest) about what was needed to ensure the application process was as fast as possible
- Presenting the bank with three cashflow forecast scenarios so that they could make an informed decision about the level of funding that was required. The three scenarios were on a best, worst and more realistic basis of when their normal levels of trading were to resume.
- Working outside normal office hours in order to make certain that the loan came through as quickly as possible
- Guiding Hawk Express Cabs through the CJRS to enable them to claim for furloughed workers