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BJGI member companies find positives during worldwide pandemic

10 November 2020


At a time when there is very little good news we asked our members to share their ‘good news stories’ with us, in the hope of spreading a bit of positivity during this difficult time. We are delighted to share the stories of two of our member companies:

The English Soap Company – with the demand for soap and hand sanitisers increasing during the global pandemic, The English Soap Company saw an opportunity to make their own hand sanitisers using locally sourced raw materials. Not only have they helped their local community by procuring ingredients, but they have also given thousands of soap bars to their local community during the pandemic. Their soap bars were distributed to local food banks, churches, care homes and other organisations.

In October there were double celebrations when the company won the ‘Family Business Category’ of the Institute of Directors London & South Director of The Year Awards and being a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2020. – Congratulations to Oliver and his team!

The Tartan Blanket Co.
The Tartan Blanket Co. – Throughout the pandemic other people’s well being has continually been at the forefront of the company’s activities. From ensuring that their staff were supported both emotionally, financially and enabling them to operate in a safe environment to working with their partners overseas, pausing production when they were experiencing the peak of the virus to keep them safe.

The Tartan Blanket Co. remain committed to helping charities, setting aside 2% of their revenue to donate to environmental and humanitarian charities. In addition, 1% will be committed to helping those most affected by the covid 19 crisis. In addition, the company are enabling their staff to donate work time to help those most at risk.

As a thank you to frontline workers, The Tartan Blanket Co, have asked members of the public to nominate frontline workers to receive a blanket – they have been randomly selecting one person a week for a number of weeks.

Recognising that people needed something to occupy their minds with during lockdown, away from the doom and gloom, the company launched a ‘design your own blanket competition’. They were blown away by the response and selected a beautiful design by Morgan Blueglass which has inspired a new range to be launched in January. – We can’t wait to see the final products, congratulations to Emma and Furgus on a hugely successful and supportive business model.

If you wish to share your good news with Industry companies on the next newsletter, please get in touch with Laura Banner

BJGI member companies find positives during worldwide pandemic

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