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14th April 2020

Local Business Heroes of the Week

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Each week, as part of our #supportlocal campaign, JPIMedia’s local news titles are highlighting businesses from up and down the country that are responding to these uncertain times with creativity, community spirit and courage. 

Local businesses are integral to the communities they serve, and we’re committed to supporting them with our marketing solutions. But given these exceptional circumstances, we want to shine a spotlight on those businesses that are going above and beyond to do themselves and their communities proud. 

Here is a round-up of the local businesses that have caught our attention this week. We hope you’ll find what they’re doing inspiring. 

1. Alken Engineering Ltd, New Mills

Buxton Advertiser

New Mills engineering firm recruited in Dyson’s bid to build 15,000 Covid-19 ventilators

2. Rachel West, Sheffield

The Star, Sheffield

A Sheffield woman is creating handmade 'Thank You NHS' bags to help people thank frontline staff

3. Wilko, Worksop

Worksop Guardian

Worksop-based retailer Wilko helps deliver over 1,000 Easter eggs to children of key workers

4. Stagecoach East Midlands, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Mansfield and Ashfield Chad

Dedicated shuttle service launched for NHS staff at King's Mill Hospital

5. Decent Cut, Bentley

Doncaster Free Press

A Doncaster barber is offering free haircuts for police officers during the coronavirus lockdown

6. Nazmi Elma, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Mansfield and Ashfield Chad

Ashfield businessman sending free pizzas to help nurses and doctors

7. R Wilkes Transport and Storage Ltd, Chesterfield

Derbyshire Times

How a Derbyshire firm is helping to save lives during the coronavirus crisis

8. Blachford UK, Chesterfield

Derbyshire Times

A Chesterfield firm has offered its factory and staff to make PPE for frontline NHS workers

9. American Pie Limousines, Sheffield

The Star, Sheffield

Limousine company helps food bank to deliver 800kg of groceries to Sheffield estate

If you know of any businesses that have done great things to serve their community during the Coronavirus outbreak, or if you think that your own business’s efforts would be worth hearing about, please contact group commercial content editor Mark Waldron at mark.waldron@jpimedia.co.uk

For advice on how you can help your business make it through the months ahead, please see our Coronavirus recommendation page here.

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