The coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lock down in the UK is causing businesses and business owners’ serious worries about the future of their businesses and how they will cope in the short-term. We would like to remind business owners that they are not alone. We are doing this by sharing some interviews with some our clients.
These series of interviews look at how coronavirus and the lock down are affecting our clients personally as well as their business. They are to help other business owners see that they are not alone and that other people may be facing the same struggles that they are.
In this blog post / interview we speak to Adriano of Allbright Property Maintenance to see how coronavirus is affecting their business. Michele and Adriano own Allbright Property Maintenance, a family friendly and professional business.
Adriano, what does Allbright Property Maintenance do?
Allbright Property Maintenance is a reliable, trustworthy and great value property maintenance company in Peterborough. We have over 25 years experience in the building and construction trade. We believe we have the skills and experience to complete any property maintenance project, large or small, to an extremely high standard.
What services does Creative Content Company provide to you?
Monthly blog posts, plus they provided all the content writing for new website.
How has CV-19 affected your business?
We have paused the business to enable to protect both my family, staff and the public but have continued to operate an emergency service and reactive callout as we look after properties for vulnerable children and adults.
Have you changed your service offering to go online / digitally – if so, how?
As above we are still responding to all emails and booking future works in.
What have you struggled most with during this time?
Trying to work out how we will manage our overheads and wages, also struggled with other companies in our trade questioning our decision to stop working when the government have said we are actually allowed to carryon working.
Have there been any positive outcomes?
I have LOADS of jobs done in my own house for once!!
How are you finding working from home?
I’m still busy as above and Michele is able to continue covering all admin from home as we have an office there too which we used to work from for 15 years prior.
Where, (if you’re home), are your working from?
Yes we are working from home. Admin covered from home and we have a cloud based phone service so still can reach us on all the same numbers.
Is your business closed for CV-19?
Not closed that sounds so final simply paused but as mentioned covering ALL emergencies and reactive works.
What is keeping you going every day?
What are keeping me going are my family and our loyal, supportive customers.
What are you finding hardest during this time?
I’m finding it hardest not being able to carry on with my normal working regime (I’m a creature of habit and a true workaholic)
What is your top tip for other business owners?
It has to be; Health over wealth and this will end.
Please say something positive about CV-19.
CV-19 thank-you for allowing me to realise what is important in my life.
What does your new ‘day in the life of’ look like?
I’m trying to still get up at the same time. I still put on my “Allbright” clothes everyday and I keep busy doing jobs around the home until called out.
Would you to share a positive quote to keep others going?
Tough Times Never Last but Tough People Do!
If you would like to know more about Adriano of Allbright Property Maintenance or the amazing work they do, check out their website.