Letter from Managing Partner, François Brouxel: Back to a New Normal
_This is a time like no other in our lives. During the past months, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all. It has impacted our societies and created unprecedented challenges for families and businesses worldwide. Now, we need to define a “new normal” and set new standards for the way we work, interact and behave. In this context, I would like to share with you how we have responded to the pandemic so far and how we will move forward.
We have approached this through three principal objectives:
- To protect our people and clients. We have implemented a wide range of precautionary measures, which are still in force today, and reinforced our business continuity measures;
- To continue servicing our clients’ needs to a consistently high standard. Our teams have worked tirelessly and remain fully reachable, ready and able to assist you during this challenging time; and
- To support the authorities in their efforts to contain the pandemic. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the virus. We are also incredibly thankful to all health care workers who are serving and caring those in need every day around the clock.
We are now in a new stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that we are going to have to live with the virus, with the current situation being likely to continue for longer than we had hoped. While it is too early to let down our guards, it is not too early to learn from this crisis.
Thanks to our solid foundations, economic stability and strong involvement of our teams, we have maintained our level of business and the quality of service that characterises us. We have proven our responsiveness and proactivity, analysing the situation as the pandemic and its aftermath were unfolding, and contacting our clients to inform, reassure and advise them. We have fulfilled all our commitments and will continue to do so.
Despite the turmoil, we have hired new talent to strengthen our teams and expertise, and we have promoted people. We will expect to maintain certain new habits, such as teleworking, webinars and virtual meetings, and travel less for the foreseeable future.
We are not sparing ourselves in terms of either our investments or efforts. We will emerge from this crisis stronger and more resilient. While adapting to this changing world, we will keep our local and international growth goals in mind. In this way, we hope to play a role in the overall economic recovery.
Since 1923, Wildgen has been here to support you. We have many years of experience in managing business disruptions - from any source. We encourage you to reach out at any time.
Reboot, rebuild, and renew but above all, stay safe and healthy.
François Brouxel, Managing Partner.