We’re now a few weeks deeper into what we all hope will be the last lockdown. With non-essential businesses shuttered for the foreseeable future and many of life’s small joys kiboshed until spring, we all need reasons to be cheerful.
Luckily, the perseverance and adaptability in the face of adversity shown by the UK’s business community never disappoints. We’ve compiled some stories we’ve read this week which have given us confidence that things really will get better soon, and which will hopefully inspire you.
High street clothing chain Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM), which also owns Peacocks and Jaeger, has accepted a rescue offer which could mean hundreds of high street jobs will be saved.
Edinburgh Evening News
Covid-19 changed everything in 2020, but it didn’t stop developers unveiling ambitious plans for the city.
A Brighton-based sustainable supermarket is preparing to open its first store in Worthing town centre.
Wigan town centre will be totally transformed over the next five years if the council’s £130m redevelopment of the Galleries shopping centre goes to plan.
Cazoo, a major UK online car retailer opened a new customer centre in Newport Pagnell after investing over £1 million developing the site.
Hundreds of jobs are to be created on a major commercial property scheme in Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire Post
These businesses need your support more now than ever before.
Edinburgh Evening News
A Pudsey mum who transformed her business from her own home to a thriving shop has opened a new large premises in the town centre.
Yorkshire Evening Post
Chesterfield model Charles Drury has joined reality TV stars Lauren Goodger and Marty McKenna to promote a new clothing brand from Mansfield which launches later this month.
Things have just got batter for communities in the Skegness area struggling through the latest lockdown.
Anxious workers at Barnoldswick's Rolls-Royce factory have breathed a huge sigh of relief after it was confirmed that a deal had been struck to save the 350 jobs at the historic site after months of cuts and uncertainty.
If you know of any businesses that are achieving great things, or if you think that your own business’s efforts would be worth hearing about, please contact group commercial content editor Mark Waldron at firstname.lastname@example.org.