This month has been a busy one. Besides moving back (which is not only a relief but a light logistic nightmare) I have also been busy planning and developing various classes and workshops aimed at beginners and intermediates. I hope these classes will be fun and will also help my core business, my Ten Cloudy brand, to survive. I also had a very nice final interview with QEST panel, which is a charity dedicated to excellence in British craftsmanship through investing in talent, supporting education, sustaining skills and promoting excellence. Hopefully, I will get a grant for further training, fingers crossed).
In these unprecedented times we find ourselves in, we are having to adapt how we work. With most of the UK now working from home (WFH) full time, our normal day-to-day routine has been thrown out of the window. Although, working from home is becoming more common, especially for businesses in the service industry, I suspect for some individuals - like myself, do not work from home. However, like with anything in life, you adapt. This week we share some top tips for working from home during COVID-19 with some help from Helen Reader, HR Saddlery.
Coronavirus is all consuming right now. It’s consuming our businesses and the way we run our lives. Day-to-day we hear new advice as uncertainty looms and for businesses across the UK, including our own, could this be our darkest hour? In response to the turbulent economic landscape, the BBC reported yesterday 19 March 2020 that the Governor of Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, took the decision to cut interests rates for a second time in just over a week, bringing them down to 0.1% from 0.25%. Interest rates are now at their lowest ever in the Bank’s 325-year history. This decision coincided with additional measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the Budget to help businesses survive this crisis. Even today, 20 March, Rishi Sunak is to announce and employment and wage subsidy package to help protect millions of jobs.
With immediate effect, our carriers will no longer ask customers to sign their handheld units and instead their drivers will sign it on your behalf. Our carriers will record the consignees name and a 'Delivered on Authority' message in the signature section of the unit. For any parcels shipped via Parcelforce, we will do are absolute best to send you your tracking detail manually either by telephone or emai
Due to recent developments and spread of Covid-19, we would like to reassure customers that Abbey England will be continuing business as usual for the foreseeable future. Despite travel restrictions on individuals, we are not aware of any restrictions on the movement of goods. We are in regular contact with our carriers and suppliers and we will update you as and when we hear them. Our current stock levels are healthy and we will be monitoring the situation closely...