Containing a Crisis: Startup and Small Business Guidance

May 6, 2020, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Nearly all businesses have been touched by the Covid-19 pandemic, with small businesses and startup hit hard as funding tightens and founders face a cash-flow squeeze. While few sectors seem immune, for startups and small businesses, now’s the time to buckle down and implement survival strategies. So, what’s plan B?

Virtual event

About this event

In the first in a series of free webinars, small business advisors at the very top of their game (who or may not have seen the other side of a recession) come together to share insights on operational contingencies, startup finance and accounting, legal matters, how tech can help and commercial savviness needed to steer out of this crisis.

Let’s meet the A-team:

Stephen Trimble - Chief Product Officer, Continent 8 Technologies
Stephen has 25 years’ experience in technology and leadership across the telecoms, data hosting, networking and data security sectors, covering over 50 locations globally.

Leigh Kennaugh - Managing Director, LK Accounting Limited
Leigh has over 20 years' experience having qualified and gained significant experience in the “Big 4” environment. Leigh has founded two local accountancy firms and is the current Managing Director of LK Accounting Limited.

Miles Benham - Managing Director, MannBenham
Miles has over 23 years' experience across many aspects of Manx Law including the gaming industry and was instrumental in the development and evolution of the sector in the Isle of Man. Miles is also on the board of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the British Blockchain Association and was one of the founders and the legal adviser to the Manx Digital Currency Association.

While we conduct the interview, you shape the conversation as we look to you to put your questions to our panel. Visit, enter #SGIOM and submit your question in advance. We’ll feature hot topics and common themes, so you get the utmost out our the 60-minute session. Fear not, we’ll save time for live Q&A to close.

Community is king, and never more so than in times of crisis. So whilst our event is 100% free, if you like what you see and would like to make a donation to the Manx Solidarity Fund, please select the £3.00 (plus fees) ticket option. All funds raised will deliver support to residents and local organisations facing difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Check out what happened


  • Stephen Trimble

    Continent 8 Technologies

    Chief Product Officer

  • Leigh Kennaugh

    LK Accounting Limited

    Managing Director

  • Miles Benham


    Managing Director


  • Katie Nicholson

    Petra Consulting


  • Alexandra Wilson




  • Alexandra Wilson


    Chapter Co-Director

  • Katie Nicholson

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Co-Director

  • Jessica Le Merle

    Team Member

  • Steven Day

    Team Member

  • Carroll Taggart

    Team Member

  • Haafizah Hoosen

    Team Member

  • Leanne Harker

    Team Member

  • Hazel Alvarado

    KGC, Head of Partnerships, Data Protection Officer |

    Head of Partnerships, Data Protection Officer


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Continent 8

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