Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council said: “The innovation demonstrated by a range of Hampshire companies to adapt and do what they can to help is truly inspiring. From switching processes to supply hand sanitiser to care homes, using 3D printers to manufacture face shields for hospital staff, or starting up local farm shop home delivery services in the community, Hampshire’s businesses have stepped up.
“Such determination will set us up well for the road to economic recovery when the time comes. I would like to thank all Hampshire’s businesses, large and small, for their contribution and for keeping us going during these extraordinary times.”
Some examples of how Hampshire businesses have adapted include:
- Gin distillery Bombay Sapphire has diverted processes to supply the alcohol essential for the increased production of hand sanitisers, including a quantity being donated to local GP surgeries, pharmacies and care homes. Herb UK in Lymington has also made the switch to manufacturing hand sanitisers from their usual production of hair products.
- Business space and support initiative, Incuhive, has joined a nationwide collective using 3D printing facilities to print face shields, and has delivered the first batch to staff at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital.
- A range of locally produced food is now available for home delivery.A full list of local producers offering home delivery is available at: https://businesshampshire.co.uk/hampshire-fare-producers-delivery-service/
More news about how Hampshire organisations are changing during the Coronavirus pandemic can be found at: https://businesshampshire.co.uk/home/news/
Links to national schemes to support businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic can be found at: https://businesshampshire.co.uk/support/covid-19-support/