The Best UK Business Initiatives During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has turned the normal order of our lives upside down, but it has also frequently brought out the very best in people, and reminded us all that “there is such thing as a society”. The business sphere is no different; hundreds of millions of pounds have been donated to in an extraordinary national effort to combat COVID-19. Although there are all too many to choose from, here are our favourite UK initiatives during the Coronavirus pandemic.
BrewDog’s Innovative Hand Sanitiser Production
Based all the way up in Aberdeenshire, fast-growing beer producers BrewDog caught the attention of the nation when they halted their normal production in order to devote their breweries to creating free hand-sanitiser for the NHS and its associated charities.
They’re being very resourceful with their packaging, too, filling up empty beer bottles and cans to minimise plastic waste. With 50,000 already delivered and more on the way, BrewDog are proving to be a leading light in the community fight against COVID-19.
Stevenage Football Club’s Community Careline
It’s easy to forget, but football clubs are businesses too, and at the lower levels they’re being hit the hardest in the absence of match ticket sales. But that hasn’t stopped an enormous spread of clubs performing around-the-clock charitable duties to those who need it the most.
We could have picked from close to one hundred different clubs across the nation, but we’ll take Stevenage Football Club as our example, for their superb gesture to help protect the most vulnerable in their community. Their club staff are offering food, deliveries, and emotional support via a specially created phone line.
Code4COVID – UK Tech Fighting Coronavirus
The world of tech might seem quite isolated from and unaffected by COVID-19, but a coalition of UK businesses have come together to keep the country running smoothly as possible as millions of employees come to terms with working from home. They are also hoping to support health workers and front-line carers with innovative new technology in the coming weeks as the battle against the outbreak intensifies.
Morrisons – Enormous Food Bank Donations
It’s been a tough time for food banks recently, as individual panic-buying has led to a 40% decrease in donations. At the same time, supermarkets have seen record sales in the month of March. Morrisons has tried to bridge this gap, donating £10 million worth of goods to food banks across the nation in order to support the most vulnerable in these strained times. The chain’s manufacturing sites will run for an extra hour each day to provide enough goods to account for every food bank nearby.
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