A personal word from Director, Steve King
I do trust that you are safe and well in these strange and difficult times. I pray for you as you undoubtedly face many challenges. Life is tough for so many at the moment.
At Celc we are doing all we can to ride out this storm. I am working hard to reduce costs for the time being, leaving us in a sufficiently strong position to re-open Celc as soon as it is safe and viable.
However, for a re-launch to be possible we have been forced to take radical action. With the busy summer not possible and with the prospect of very few students during the early months of the autumn, I have reluctantly taken the decision to make the whole Celc team redundant. This will take affect when Celc can no longer benefit from the UK Government’s ‘job retention’ scheme.
It will mean that in most cases team members receive redundancy packages that will offer them welcome, perhaps crucial, income that will help them through these lean times. I am committed to looking after the team as best I can under the circumstances. It also means that I comply with UK employment law and my moral obligations to these special people.
I plan to re-employ current employees when Celc re-opens, where that is appropriate and possible.
It is important to me to uphold my personal, and Celc’s historic, ethos & values at all times. We are offering vouchers to students who had paid for courses that cannot now be taken in 2020, enabling them to return at a date that suits them in the future. I am also refunding all students that request a refund rather than a voucher, and have refunded all groups.
Once we have settled upon a date to re-open we will make that known on the website and through social media. We will also contact all students with vouchers and others that are currently enquiring about future courses. Let’s hope that circumstances improve in the not too distant future and that a date for the Celc re-launch can be found earlier rather than later…
Along with planning for a re-launch as soon as that is possible, we are working on ideas for special programmes for early in 2021, offering our full range of courses from the moment we open and creating the best ever Celc Summer School in July 2021!
Do stay safe and well,
14 May 2020