The proprietor of a women’s outfits shop in Moray is utilizing the 2nd lockdown to consider new avenues to sustain the business.
Lossiemouth-primarily based One of a kind faces approximately yet another month with its doors with the relaxation of the Scottish retail sector.
Final year the store coordinated neighborhood initiatives to make scrubs for NHS staff with far more than 100 clothes reworked from duvets.
Yesterday owner Maureen Halkett was using the latest downtime to full the once-a-year stocktaking approach.
Even so, the businesswoman has also been using the lockdown to look at new avenues to acquire the keep immediately after a tranquil December.
She mentioned: “I’m on the lookout to diversify and modify the enterprise product, just to see if there’s a distinctive market or merchandising possibility we could use – a thing which is entirely various to give me the encouragement to preserve likely.
“We’ve also been employing this time to appear at how we could boost what we provide in phrases of a web site.
“Keeping monitor of funding prospects has also been a bit of a minefield. It is been difficult to obtain a thing that particularly applies to your circumstances.
Nevertheless, inspite of the increase in Covid-19 instances in Moray and throughout Scotland, there have also been heartening indications of aid from the Lossiemouth community.
Mrs Halkett, who is also chairwoman of the Lossiemouth Small business Affiliation, stated: “It was quite silent throughout December, but there have been some symptoms of encouragement.
“We launched a Lossiemouth present voucher scheme a several several years back and this year the response was definitely phenomenal, there was a large uplift.
“It definitely displays that the community definitely cares about maintaining dollars area and supporting the corporations that we have.”