I know the coronavirus crisis is having a huge impact on everyone’s lives and livelihoods. Staying in touch with loved ones, friends, colleagues and neighbours feels more important than ever. In this spirit, I wanted to offer you my support and assure you that PwC is taking every action to carry on serving all our clients - whether global or local, big or small, commercial, public sector, or NGO. We are here for you.
Life has changed so much and so quickly - we all plan for scenarios but it doesn’t stop the reality feeling different. Our total focus is minimising disruption to our clients while ensuring we do the right thing by our people, keeping them safe.
Our people have long used technologies that allow them to connect, work and collaborate, anytime, anywhere, among our project teams and with our clients. Many of you have seen this in action for several years. That’s not to underestimate this even more challenging backdrop; we’re giving our people advice and support on health and well-being, recognising that this is a hugely difficult time for everyone.
It’s clearly not just our own people who need support. Our purpose at PwC is to build trust in society and solve important problems - and I’m conscious now is the time to show what it means on the ground. We’ll only do so by continuing to provide our full range of services to the same quality, while being flexible in how we help you - we recognise your business needs may now be very different than they were just weeks ago.
So, while these are changing and challenging times, please be reassured that our teams are available to you and focused on providing the support you need. Your client service partner will keep in contact on a regular basis, but if you have any questions or concerns do let us know.
With thoughts and best wishes for the coming months.
Senior Partner and Chairman