We asked a few of our local businesses how they have adapted in this pandemic:
Ginger Tree Holistic Health & Beauty said: “I am offering online skin consultations and I’ve a fun idea for product sales”.
Figure 8 Specialist Bra Fitting & Lingerie: “Attempting to maintain others and personal health and well-being by interacting virtually and offering that avenue of communication with my clients. It’s important for those most vulnerable, self-isolating to maintain contact with friends and family to help ensure good mental wellbeing. Clients have been invited to arrange private consultations or just if they need a chat via Skype, FaceTime etc or just a good old phone call. Clients can look at the various supplier websites and choose specific lingerie they like and we can discuss during our consultation. If clients have already been fitted, I can post their stock to them. Virtual pop-up clinics have also been considered so that may also be a good and fun way to communicate and still advise and do business in a more virtual way”.
Love Mini Eden: “I have shut shop and set up online sales”.
I Do Your Ceremony: “My business response has been to try to accommodate weddings for spring / summer 2020 being postponed and keep very disappointed and hugely out-of-pocket couples upbeat. I can’t visit venues and speak with wedding or events coordinators, and as many venues are worried about staying afloat it’s hard to know whether they’ll be receptive to alternative ways to communicate about boosting wedding bookings post-pandemic? The mood doesn’t feel right for that because no one can see the end point of the crisis at present”.
Elizabeth Fawcett from Humble Pie Yorkshire said: “I started a home-cooked ready meal service delivered to the door in the locality but I also decided to take the bull by the horns and devise some “Let’s Cook Together” online cookery classes. These are particularly aimed at keeping the children amused while school is closed, and giving them some family-friendly activity, too.
“I did the first one at 5pm on Monday so they could make the supper and the next morning I was stopped in town by a dad whose boys had cooked along with me and made the supper last night.
“They were so excited to have a Joe Wicks work-out in the morning and then cooking with me at teatime. They made a delicious family meal.”
You can follow Elizabeth’s daily demos at around 5pm on her Facebook page. Follow the link https://www.facebook.com/humblepiehawes/
Emily Crick from BHP Law: “I am being furloughed from this coming Wednesday 1st April so will not be contactable through the usual work email during this period. You can contact me on here and I will still be able to put any members that need legal advice in touch with someone who can help.”