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How small businesses like Patchion are making a difference during the coronavirus crisis

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Small businesses across the UK have been severely impacted by coronavirus, with many seeking financial support to weather the storm.

Just this past week, the government opened up its new Income Support Scheme for the self-employed – providing much needed relief for small business owners. And companies across the UK in a wide variety of sectors have been looking at ways to stay open and provide services.

Whether its farmers providing home deliveries of fresh fruit and vegetables through new channels of e-commerce, or freelancers offering virtual services through video conferencing – there has been a significant change in how we work and live.

Patchion, a successful manufacturer of custom embroidered patches, has been taking the initiative to stay open while also providing support to people across the UK during the pandemic lockdown.

With so many doctors and nurses being affected by the sudden surge of coronavirus patients, the company recently started manufacturing and producing medical clothing to support British hospitals – converting is traditional textile manufacturing plant into a call-to-arms production factory to help the NHS.

In its effort, employees used their embroidery machines and industrial sewing machines to produce essential and much needed medical equipment.

The company also pledged to donate 100% of sales of one of its unique and limited edition patches to NHS Charities Together.

Patchion is currently providing embroidered patches at significantly reduced rates until June to help support its employees while providing customers with discounts and a range of high quality designs.

It is just one example of how a UK business is adapting to the new economic reality while looking out for the wellbeing of its employees and the important work of the NHS – as well as Britain’s key workers.

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