The Covid-19 outbreak resulted in stringent government measures in the UK and worldwide that placed immense pressure on business, and particularly SMEs. While there are a few notable exceptions, the private sector has been severely and negatively affected, with huge costs to local economies and livelihoods. But precisely how has COVID-19 affected SMEs? What are the long-term implications for business and innovation likely to be? What are the lessons policy-makers can glean from these events, both from its failures and any success stories?89 London’s February event brings four experts to discuss these questions and more!