The SimplyBiz Group has announced that it will be extending its virtual programme into 2021.
The group has received over 12,000 bookings for its events since moving them all to digital in April when face-to-face became impossible in the wake of coronavirus.
Events hosted since then have included its Learning and Development Events and Investment Forums, mortgage and protection specialist events, intergenerational advice workshops, compliance clinics dedicated to SM&CR and pension transfers, training on a range of software systems and interactive best practice forums.
Platform Due Diligence Summits and ESG Workshops are due to take place before the end of the year.
The new year will begin with Investment Forums, Mortgage Meetings and Tax Efficient Investing and Intergenerational Advice Workshops throughout January, February and March.
Richard Ardron, marketing director of The SimplyBiz Group, said: “The 12,000 bookings we have received for our virtual events so far in 2020 are yet another testament to the resilience of financial advisers. The pandemic, and its resulting disruptions to everyday life, have presented challenges for all of us, yet advisers have chosen to continue to invest their time in educational and networking events, demonstrating, once again, their dedication to providing the best possible service and outcomes to their clients.
“We reacted quickly and decisively in order to move the largest events programme of its kind online at the start of the pandemic, and worked hard to ensure we’re delivering the highest-quality content from industry-leading presenters across a comprehensive range of subject areas. Feedback from our Member Firms has been great so far, and we are committed to delivering events in this way until such a time as we can start to introduce elements of face-to-face meetings to our programme.”