Helping Businesses Grow during the Pandemic

Over the last year, we've been working more than ever to help local businesses grow, and make the most of the internet.

It’s no doubt that 2020 will go down in the history books. We’ve all had to learn how to deal with living in the current pandemic and the changing rules that are being put in place. It’s clear that the lockdown period and the current restrictions are resulting in constantly changing landscapes for businesses in every industry across the country.

Even for us at Sokada, whilst we normally like to work with our clients face-to-face, we have had to adapt. Either working from home and having meetings with our clients via Zoom in order to continue to work with them.

We’ve also had to adapt some of the marketing strategies that we provide for our clients. We’ve been working with all of them to ensure they continue to grow and thrive during the Covid-19 pandemic.

That’s why we thought we’d showcase a few of our clients who we have worked with over the last few months to adapt and help them grow… Just like these little acorns.

Green Fig Catering Company

The Green Fig Catering Company is a small family-run company established by partners John & Jo Crittenden. Committed to providing real food throughout East Sussex. They provide food for weddings, events, business lunches, society dinners, and much more.

John & Jo are both by their own accounts ‘proper foodies’ and when Covid-19 restrictions came into place in March, they realised that they needed to adapt what they currently do, so they could continue to provide great tasting food to people across East Sussex.

So, right from the start of the lockdown, we worked with them to set up a homemade meal delivery service. This would help people provide delicious food to people who might be shielding or self-isolating and not be able to make it to the supermarket.

This homemade delivery service has been so successful. They’ve had hundreds of orders and are still going strong today. Additionally, over the last few months, we’ve also worked with them to introduce new offerings such as a fine dining delivery service, and afternoon tea delivery service. Also along with their buffet in a box, Halloween dinner and also traybakes for delivery.

Even in the last week, we have launched their newest offering; festive Christmas hampers! These beautifully put-together hampers would be a perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones.

If you’re a local business, Green Fig can also provide hampers for staff members. A great Christmas gift full of fantastic nibbles and treats that your colleagues can enjoy. Click here to see the great selection of hampers and luxury hampers they have available.

Burts Catering Butchers

Burts butchers are one of the South coast’s leading catering butchers. They provide great-tasting high-quality meat to restaurants and caterers across Sussex, Kent & Surrey. At the start of lockdown, they wanted to help out around their local area and provide delicious meat and other produce to people living in Bexhill, Eastbourne, Polegate, Hailsham and all the surrounding villages.

They wanted to create a meat home delivery service, where people can place an order online and get delicious meat delivered straight to their door.

This service has been continuing to grow in popularity, and over the last few month Burts have worked to increase the offerings they can provide to BBQ products and other everyday essentials such as sugar, flour, and even sanitiser gel!

Tunbridge Wells Football Club

After reading one of our recent blog post about Track & Trace forms, they were looking at opening their grounds for football matches. As a result they needed to find a way to track the people that visited the football ground on a particular day.

Therefore we helped them to create an online track and trace form that is found via a QR code. The form is also able to remove entries after 21 days in-line with GDPR regulations.

This form has been working for a number of weeks now, and has made sure that the club is able to keep track of everyone visiting.

Think Heathfield

In order to not just help our clients businesses grow, we have also recently been working with the Heathfield Chamber of Commerce to provide a business directory. This will help encourage people to think about shopping in Heathfield when they need necessities, gifts as well as food. All these local shops and businesses have been hard hit over 2020 and have kept going due to local residents and visitors supporting them. Which we think is great – this will hopefully show everyone all the offers that local businesses are offering so they continue to thrive, moving forwards.

Visit the Think Heathfield website to see for yourself the great choice we have available in our small town. Be sure to also follow Think Heathfield on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest offers.

Want to Make Your Business Grow?

Where we can, we have tried to help all of our businesses, one way or another. Even just down to adding Covid messages or change of details. It is our small way of keeping our community going and we hope it will.

During this uncertain and ever-changing year, we can help your business grow, and make the most of the internet. If you’re interested in working with us to create a website for your business, or create an effective online marketing strategy, get in touch with us today.