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  • POSTPONED: Preparing for Re-opening in Nova Scotia

POSTPONED: Preparing for Re-opening in Nova Scotia

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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Please note that this session has been postponed. If you have already registered, a representative from NSBI will be in touch. 


Nova Scotia is entering the next phase of COVID-19, with the easing of public health restrictions and the downward trend in new cases. Governments also continue to announce measures to restart the economy.  While this is positive, businesses must take a measured approach and shift their attention on how to reopen safely, while managing their evolving business needs and priorities, and supporting their employees.


Join members of the Grant Thornton team, JP Furey, Nicole Deveau, and Jill Murray as they talk through topics for businesses to think and plan for in the re-opening process, including:

  • navigating employee issues and addressing concerns
  • reacting to a changing work environment
  • assessing your workplace policies
  • developing a reopening plan
  • leveraging e-commerce
  • implementing a virtual back office
  • cash flow management considerations


JP Furey - Principal, Assurance Services

As a principal in Audit and Assurance services, JP is responsible for providing guidance and advice to help clients overcome their business challenges, seize new opportunities and elevate their overall business. Specific services include accounting, assurance, tax and business advisory.  With a breadth of domestic and international experience behind him—particularly in the areas of financial management, operational leadership, and business development—JP understands what it takes to lead a business in today’s global economy. He applies that knowledge in every client interaction and leverages his prior experience as a CFO and CEO to help businesses raise capital, run cost-efficient operations, expand and prosper.


Nicole Deveau – Atlantic Practice Leader, Business Consulting and Technology

As the Atlantic Practice Leader for Business Consulting and Technology, Nicole’s experience is understanding the critical role of people and strategic planning in the success of an organization.  Business owners face numerous challenges, and it’s no small task when disruptive forces such as a Global pandemic disrupts every aspect of our lives.  She delivers services for businesses around human resource transformation including, change and project management, strategy development, workshop facilitation, and public consultation, recruitment, leadership development and coaching; and organizational effectiveness to organizations—large and small—across Atlantic Canada.


Jill Murray, Nova Scotia Leader, Advisory Services

Jill is a Partner and the Nova Scotia Leader for Advisory Services.  She has spent her career advising clients on transactions in a variety of situations - from the initial business planning stage through acquisition, expansion, and sale.  Working with clients every step of the way, she brings value through her experience and a team-based approach – working with the client, their legal counsel, and bankers.   This often includes advising on buy/sell side mandates, management buyouts, transaction financing, and quality of earnings and due diligence engagements.  


Jessica McCall

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