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Amethust Survey Limited

Amethyst Surveys Limited

Amethyst Surveys Limited is a company providing utility surveys and CCTV services. Turnover is approximately £1 million with 22 employees. All employees except the senior management team have been furloughed due to the Coronavirus pandemic – no site work is being undertaken and existing jobs have been put on hold pending a reopening of sites. … Amethyst Surveys Limited Read More »
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FreeStep Ltd Sanitiser

FreeStep Ltd

‘they could use their manufacturing licence to both help with a national product shortage and diversify’ FreeStep manufactures and distributes a wide range of supplements to help horses stay fit and healthy. The company has a large client base of direct customers as well as selling its products via numerous horse feed and saddlery stores … FreeStep Ltd Read More »
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Clear Central Media

Media Service Company

‘Our bank is making repeated requests for information we’ve already supplied’ Clear Central Media is service sector company, providing printed material, typesetting services and data handling/processing for publishing companies. Most of its clients are in the magazine publishing business, ranging from international multi-media organisations to ‘one-man-band’ businesses. This long-established business, once located in the heart … Media Service Company Read More »
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Alignandpull

Brand and Business Growth Company

‘Businesses will need support with their brand and messaging to be relevant in the new world’ AlignandPull is a brand and business growth company based in Birmingham. According to its website, the company “analyses organisations and creates brand and digital strategies to introduce more effective ways of working, communicating and improving customer experiences.” It has … Brand and Business Growth Company Read More »
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Greestone accountancy practice

Accountancy Practice

‘The government is creating debt, which will be a big problem next year’ GreenStones is an accountancy practice based in Peterborough. Established in 1982, the company has 22 staff and a turnover of £1.3 million. According to Managing Director Simon Chaplin, not a lot has changed for the firm since lockdown – apart from the … Accountancy Practice Read More »
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infoboss limited

Data software and services company

‘Will organisations spend to grow or slash costs to survive?’ Infoboss Limited is an automated data management software and services company based in the Midlands, falling under the accepted definition of a small medium enterprise (SME) business in terms of turnover and staff. Regarding its current situation, MD Mark Hobart said: “We are a start-up … Data software and services company Read More »
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Spartal Limited

Specialist aluminium tube manufacturer

‘Furloughed employees are having their wages topped up to 100%. Nobody is losing out’ Spartal Limited is a specialist aluminium tube manufacturer, based in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. It has a turnover of £1m–£1.5m and has 14 employees. The company’s Managing Director, Richard Evans, explained that while it has continued to manufacture, it has had to furlough … Specialist aluminium tube manufacturer Read More »
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Association of International Accountants

Association of International Accountants

‘We were able to see Covid-19 unfold in China from the beginning’ said CEO Philip Turnbull The international nature of its operations gave the Association of International Accountants (AIA) a head-start when it came to dealing with the coronavirus outbreak in the United Kingdom. Having staff based in Beijing and partners throughout China provided an … Association of International Accountants Read More »
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Quarry and Haulage Company

A Quarry and Haulage Company

‘remaining staff have had to become “Jack of all trades” to fulfil the orders still coming’ The following article is from a Director (who wishes to remain anonymous), who owns their own sand and gravel quarries.  The company also delivers its own materials, does bulk earth removal and recycles waste spoil from construction sites.  The … A Quarry and Haulage Company Read More »
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McTimoney Chiropractor

McTimoney Chiropractor

‘As a single parent with no other source of income life was suddenly looking fairly bleak’ Tomma Spilman is a very well respected McTimoney Chiropractor who treats people, largely from her home consulting room, and horses at yards throughout the Midlands. She regularly spends entire days at large race or eventing yards but also has … McTimoney Chiropractor Read More »
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Hafod Care Organisation

Care Organisation

‘”normality” in the care sector is highly likely to be a minimum of 18 months away’ The Hafod Care Organisation owns and runs a 29 bed nursing home, a 16 bed retirement home and a small home care agency (approximately 600 hrs a week).  They accept both NHS and Privately funded residents and have 72 … Care Organisation Read More »
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