During the last couple of weeks in lockdown Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 have been working hard behind the scenes laying out strategies that will support members, local businesses and the wider community when the inevitable release is timetabled.
Those businesses who have managed to work through the crisis have done so with empathy and with sensible social distancing management.
This will be a part of the new way of working for some time to come I am sure.
It is now more important than ever that we, as a business community, need to come together and help each other wherever possible.
M&A 2020 have been and are still ongoing with gathering information from businesses as to how the owner is feeling, where the business currently sits, what did or didn’t the Government support packages do for you, what are the concerns as lockdown release looms?
Is it funds, staff, social distancing, orders, invoicing, HR, Marketing and the like?
Let us know so we can work with the local authorities to do our best to help.
As one voice we may be heard.
I would like to thank all those who donated to our #pp4nhs campaign, Martin Rigley, Malcolm Healey and the team are much appreciative of the efforts to donate and to promote.
The NHS are truly grateful.
Can I also give thanks to the wonderful businesses whether members or not that have dedicated time and effort to making PPE, wash bags, head bands and scrubs, to those who have selflessly given up time to deliver medication and food to the needy and vulnerable and to all the care workers and essential workers keeping the country ticking over.
As a board we are attempting to put together all options available to us for holding an awards evening to celebrate all that is good about the Mansfield & Ashfield business community. We will keep you posted as this develops.
We are also working on the new mission/vision/values document to aid the process of setting up our new 10 year strategy of business support and networking and would welcome member views on how this may look.
Finally, I would like to thank you all for your diligence and compassion in staying safe by self-isolating, social distancing and staying at home. The end of phase 1 is not too far away. Together we can support each other in business, support the vulnerable and needy whilst ensuring safe working and daily living helps us restart and regrow the local economy.