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Coronavirus update – HGF offices

July 2020

The situation across the world is changing rapidly and as a result we have put in place measures to ensure that we are able to continue to provide the high-quality services to our clients whilst also protecting our staff, other stakeholders and suppliers.

This page provides information on any HGF office closures that may happen as a result of Coronavirus safety measures in Europe and the UK.

Updated 2nd July 2020

Aberdeen – Fully operational – Office closed with all staff working remotely

Amsterdam – Fully operational – Office open with majority of staff working remotely

Basel – Fully operational – Office open with majority of staff working remotely

Bern – Fully operational – Office open with majority of staff working remotely

Birmingham – Fully operational – Office closed with all staff working remotely

Dublin – Fully operational – Office closed with all staff working remotely

Edinburgh – Fully operational – Office closed with all staff working remotely

Glasgow – Fully operational – Office closed with all staff working remotely

Heidelberg – Fully operational – Office open with majority of staff working remotely

Leeds – Fully operational – Office closed with all staff working remotely

London – Fully operational – Office closed with all staff working remotely

Manchester – Fully operational – Office closed with all staff working remotely

Munich – Neumarkter Str – Fully operational – Office open with majority of staff working remotely

Munich – Uhlandstr. – Fully operational – Office open with majority of staff working remotely

Newcastle – Fully operational – Office closed with all staff working remotely

Nottingham – Fully operational – Office closed with all staff working remotely

Oxford – Fully operational – Office closed with all staff working remotely

Salzburg – Fully operational – Office open with majority of staff working remotely

Sheffield – Fully operational – Office closed with all staff working remotely

The Hague – Fully operational – Office open with majority of staff working remotely

Westport – Fully operational – Office closed with all staff working remotely

York – Fully operational – Office closed with all staff working remotely

If you need any urgent assistance, please call us on +44(0) 113 233 0100.

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