The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire Edition 49: June/July 2020 - Page 9
Look out for local breweries offering
home deliveries whilst pubs are still
shut, and see what deals your bakeries,
butchers, restaurants and bars have to
offer. You’ll be amazed at the innovation!
In our own little bubbles at home, it’s been
hard for some of these businesses to reach
out to us. They’ve relied on people knowing
where to look for info or word of mouth
travelling fast. Please join some of these
groups, engage and make new discoveries
to make lifting off from lockdown more fun
whilst helping our economy to bounce back
as fast as it can.
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s thousands of members
luded from government support.
for redundancy. The lack of support and
lack of income for small business owners,
particularly those with staff, means that
when furloughing support drops there will be
redundancies across the board.”
Fiona’s own media consultancy, set up
in 2008, has suffered a 40 per cent drop in
turnover during lockdown. Fiona’s business
supports three other freelance professionals.
“There are many far worse off than me,”
Fiona said. “I have been able to continue to
work and earn even though some clients
cannot pay me anything because their
business has shut down overnight. I’ve had
to be flexible to survive. If I owned a hair
salon, or a clinic or any business which
required me to have close personal contact
with others, I would have been finished.
Indeed many are, or know they will be over
the coming weeks, without support.”
If you are affected by this and want to
feature as a case study, please email
Fiona on: firstname.lastname@example.org for more
You can find out more about the campaign
usinesses to survive and thrive
OVID-19 and beyond.
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