These are challenging times for us all, not least for those working on the frontline in the NHS.
The general public have shown their gratitude over the past few weeks with outpouring support on social media and many also took part in a mass round of applause in support of the NHS workers currently battling the coronavirus pandemic and over the last couple of weeks, a growing number of entrepreneurs and small businesses have also mobilised to help feed and support NHS workers.
Mark Rice-Oxley wrote for the Guardian last week that “when the history of positive news is written many years from now, someone cleverer than me will write that paradoxically it took the baddest of bad news to really put good news on the map”.
We agree, and in distressing times like now, humankind often shows its good side. This is why we are looking to which is why we’re shining a light on the entrepreneurs in the GBEA community going above and beyond to do the right thing and support front line staff and communities with that same entrepreneurial strength, passion, tenacity and resolve that made them the successes they’d already become.
Sports nutrition brand, Grenade, who’s founders were crowned ‘Great British Entrepreneurs of the Year’ for 2018 at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards are currently sending out free care packages to “front line NHS heroes”.
The team have been supported by DCS Group (UK) Ltd to do their bit in ensuring workers remain upbeat and healthy by delivering care packages to hospitals and clinics around the country.
Through craft beer, Brewgooder work to bring clean water to communities in Malawi. In these challenging times, they’ve launched a campaign that supports NHS workers. Via their website, you can gift a 4 pack and a message of support for an NHS employee to claim at random and receive when they are ready to.
Alan Mahon, founder of the social enterprise, Brewgooder was previously crowned Entrepreneur for Good winner at The Great British Entrepreneur Awards says that “social good is the heart of what we do, and acts of social good have never been needed more than now. Typically we brew and sell beer to help fund clean drinking water projects across the globe. While this remains our core mission, when we’re needing support on our doorstep, we felt it was right to do our part. So, help us recognise the everyday commitment of our NHS champions and buy them one on us, for when they’re ready to enjoy it.”
You can donate a round of beers here.
Didsbury Gin recently announced that they’ll be providing Greater Manchester Police with disinfectant products for the foreseeable future, by switching up production to manufacture hand sanitisers.
Liam Manton, founder of Didsbury Gin said that “We are extremely proud to be doing our bit for the community during this difficult time.”