WINTER & SPRING 2021
Since March 2020, all of our lives have been affected by Covid 19 and various lockdowns. It’s led to an incredibly rapid change in how we not only conduct business but also in the way of how we socialise.
It goes without saying that Down2Business has also been impacted by the restrictions and, as you’d expect, our meetings stopped at the start of the first national lockdown.
But lockdown measures haven’t thwarted the ‘spirit’ of D2B and it’s been genuinely heartening to see so many of our members attending the regular fortnightly ‘Zoom’ meetings which we’ve organised on-line.
We’ve even managed one or two small scale social events with an evening of Bingo and an on-line workshop hosted by Mark Field. His event was well attended with a keen focus on what tools can be easily and readily accessed (for free) to help boost your on-line prescience.
A number of our members have been heavily engaged with helping out during the lockdown. Gary Chapman and his team at ADS Window Films made the headlines when they converted their workshops to help the national effort to produce plastic visors to help protect medical staff who were caring for Covid-19 patients.
D2B continues to generate fresh interest in networking. As such, we’ve welcomed a number of new members into the group: Jamie Haigh, from the outstanding Shield Media Services, Karen Thornton, from Travel Counsellors Ltd and Jess Thompson who is part of the outstanding team at Maplebrook Wills.
Group members have helped each other throughout this period. It’s the kindness and empathy which makes us more of a ‘family unit’ rather than a networking club.
D2B is looking forward to a time when we can all meet again in a physical arena. Until then, be kind and be safe.