We know it’s strange times for much of us this week with the non-essential retail businesses slowly getting back to business. We have been working throughout the pandemic so support the Ministry of Defence and Local Authorities, hospitals and schools as the government classed as us key workers in order to keep these important organisations running.
For much of April, May and June we have solely been working for these companies but we are now slowly bringing the team back to work too with a hope to be fully operational by the 1st of July. Our engineers have been on site in PPE, helping with emergency repairs and maintenance and businesses have been calling for advice. It feels like some sort of normality is returning – if there ever was such a thing as normal in our team!
You’ll be pleased to hear our family are all doing well and despite a few hiccups, we are all making it through lockdown in one piece although as a close family business, you’ll understand how hard it is when you can’t all be together. Grandma Dance’s recipes have got us through the tough times though!
So, we hope this week treats you well and a huge thank you to the businesses who also managed to keep going and supported their communities. We have seen some amazing work from the local cafes, takeaways and restaurants here in Somerset helping the NHS with lunches, children with free food and villages with much needed food supplies. It’s been great watching how quick we all can be to help each other when we need it most.
We are very much on hand if you do need us; from planning out your kitchen in line with new rules and regulations or repairing a broken down oven, we can help you navigate your way back to business. The brilliant Johnny and Pete at Future Signs have some great social distancing signage packs ready to help you enforce the guidelines with customers. Give him them a shout if you need anything.
As well as the catering equipment we have on site, many of suppliers are also still able to ship products around the UK and Europe so if you are in need of new supplies do visit our shop or give us a call.
Keep safe from all the team at IDS.