Pact opens up membership to help indies

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Pact, the trade association for the UK’s indie sector is offering free access to its services for the next 6 months for eligible companies.

Its council voted unanimously to the move, which will see existing members’ payments frozen between April and September, which it says will put “nearly £1m” of cash directly back into the industry.

“We hope that this critical support will help our existing members to weather this particularly challenging storm, where their income streams have been severely hit and there’s no certainty around when things might let up,” said Pact CEO, John McVay.

“We also encourage indies who are not currently members to take up the offer to benefit from the extra resources and support that Pact membership offers during this time.”

Included in the offer are  legal and business affairs advice, access ti its Growth Accelerator tool and specific sector updates around coronavirus.

“This pandemic is the greatest single threat our industry has ever faced and we will only get through it if we work together. It’s in everyone’s interest for indies to survive and be in as strong a position as possible to resume their normal activities as soon as it is feasible,” added Pact Chair, Sara Geater.