How Essex businesses are getting ready for life after lockdown

PUBLISHED: 17:46 17 June 2020 | UPDATED: 10:16 26 June 2020

How Essex businesses are getting ready for life after lockdown (Photo from skakyn via Getty)

How Essex businesses are getting ready for life after lockdown (Photo from skakyn via Getty)

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As lockdown restrictions are eased and more places are gradually reopening, we take a look at the businesses who are ready for business

Moulsham Home

What is your business and what are your plans for re-opening?

We do not need to re-open as we are already open! Moulsham home is a small care home in the centre of Chelmsford. We have a trading record that spans over 40 years. The home is located within walking distance of the train, bus station and town centre.

What safety measures will be in place to welcome your customers back?

We have stringent infection control measures which will continue into the foreseeable future. The care home has been operational throughout the pandemic and will continue 24/7. We currently have ensuite residential vacancies available.

Have you made adjustments to your business and will your business be shaped differently in the future?

Adjustments have been made to enhance the infection control measures and the home has had no covid 19 cases. We would like to thank everyone for their kind letters, visor donations, home made cakes and cards from the local junior school. They were all gratefully received and we will never forget your kindess and thoughts for us at the care home.

Moulsham Home, 116 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JN | 01245 350750 | www.moulshamresidentialhome.co.uk

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Comitti

What is your business and what are your plans for re-opening?

Clock & Barometer makers Comitti of London are re-opening with a special Summer Promotion to help stimulate sales. The promotion is a unique opportunity for United Kingdom customers to purchase a British handmade Clock or Barometer with a 20% discount. Comitti will also pay an additional 10% contribution of the purchase price to support a charity of a customer’s choice during these difficult times.

What safety measures will be in place to welcome your customers back?

The company is following government guidelines to keep staff, visiting customers and suppliers safe. The premise in Ongar are being sanitised on a daily basis. Social distancing has been adopted in our workshops and visitors are being welcomed to our showroom on an appointment basis to maintain social distancing requirements.

Have you made adjustments to your business and will your business be shaped differently in the future?

To rebuild our trading activity and bounce back from what has been a very difficult period, the company is planning additional investment in new products and our on-line presence. For the future on-line sales will be a key part of our sales and marketing strategy and a program of product development and diversification so that we can use our resources and skills to offer customer’s bespoke pieces including clocks and furniture.

01277 367670 | 20% OFF +10% Charity Contribution | Comitti.com

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Clarke Infinity

What is your business and what are your plans for re-opening?

Clarke Infinity has been designing and installing high-end luxury home cinemas, audio systems, CCTV, home automation and Barrisol stretch ceilings for over thirty years. The team will be returning to our offices on Monday 1st June in line with guidance from the government.

What safety measures will be in place to welcome your customers back?

We have put a range of safety procedures in place to keep our staff and our clients as safe as possible when visiting our headquarters or during home visits. Our team are now briefed on the phone by the client at length to avoid unnecessary face-to-face contact on the day of work and will ask to work alone on site, where possible. Visitors to our offices for design meetings, or CCTV showroom viewings, will be able to book appointments and will see one member of staff only on the day, as well as having access to sanitiser at all times.

Have you made adjustments to your business and will your business be shaped differently in the future?

The requirement during lockdown to work remotely in solving our clients’ connectivity and technical issues has led to the team working smarter. This efficiency of movement and ability to work from anywhere will be something we take forward to streamline our business where possible and provide bespoke services to each and every client.

www.clarkeinfinity.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

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Dress Code Nine

What is your business and what are your plans for re-opening?

Dress Code Nine is a lovely little Bridal and prom wear boutique based in Kelvedon Essex with parking right outside. We are looking forward to re-opening on the 15th June 2020 and welcoming all our new brides to be. We have a VIP waiting list where you will receive a £50 off voucher on any order placed over £400 you are also then entered into our lucky dip where you have a chance to receive a further 10% to 50% off of your dress or you could be the one lucky bride who will win there dress. Please go to our website to sign up to our VIP list. Customer service and the safety of our customers is our top priority.

What safety measures will be in place to welcome your customers back?

We work by appointment only. Therefore we can control how many people are in the boutique at one time. We have put all PPE measures in place within the boutique. We will be carrying out procedures for your safety before you arrive during your appointment and after.

Have you made adjustments to your business and will your business be shaped differently in the future?

We have also taken steps for social distancing in store. The store will be operating slightly different but we will still be making it a lovely experience for you to enjoy, unfortunately we do now have to limit the number of people you can bring with you. You will be able to facetime your friends and family while you are at the boutique so they can still see you trying different dresses. We will be asking you to sanitize your hands when you arrive and throughout your appointment, Your temperature will also be taken when you arrive, gloves will be available if you would like them and for any fittings which take place you will need to wear a mask in the fitting room like one of our Team.

Dress Code Nine | 01376 587949 | perfectdress@dresscodenine.co.uk

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Bellway

What is your business and what are your plans for re-opening?

National housebuilder Bellway has put in place a range of new measures to ensure the welfare of customers and employees remain at the heart of its operation as sales offices and showhomes re-open across Essex.

What safety measures will be in place to welcome your customers back?

To welcome customers back to its developments, Bellway has set out new guidelines for visitors on the website. Viewings can be arranged with a sales advisor on a one-to-one basis by making an appointment ahead of time, with doors to both the sales centres and showhomes opened prior to the customer’s arrival to avoid unnecessary contact. Buyers can also relax in the knowledge that any documentation can be transferred digitally by Bellway, including its development brochures and reservation paperwork. Further information on the safety measures which have been introduced can be found at www.bellway.co.uk/coronavirus-notice

Have you made adjustments to your business and will your business be shaped differently in the future?

Following the closure of its developments to the public in-line with Government guidance, Bellway began taking steps to provide its customers with an online journey including a wide range of virtual tours of showhomes becoming accessible via the Bellway website.

www.bellway.co.uk | Instagram: @bellwayhomes

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