COVID-19 - How Shropshire Businesses Are Going Digital

COVID-19 - How Shropshire Businesses Are Going Digital

COVID-19 - How Shropshire Businesses Are Going Digital

  • 20th April 2020
  • Six Ticks Limited

COVID-19 has changed our lives almost overnight. But it’s not all doom and gloom! UK businesses, charities, and the self-employed are reacting quickly and finding new ways to operate and interact with customers.

Here at website developers Six Ticks, we have been so impressed to see businesses and organisations adapting quickly by going digital and offering a new way to deliver their service or product.

Mystery Book Delivery Service

One great initiative is from Pengwern Books, a lovely store based in Shrewsbury that has temporarily had to close their doors.

But with most of the UK in lock down, is there a better time to snuggle up with a great novel? Pengwern just needed to find a way to reach these quarantined book lovers. 

As a result, they have created a brilliant new ‘Mystery Book’ initiative. Customers can submit their literature loves and then Pengwern’s knowledgeable staff will carefully select a book that they know the reader will love and deliver it to them at home.

We absolutely love this idea, and Six Ticks Elements has enjoyed helping Pengwern Books to get the digital side of this initiative going by setting up a new website that enables the user to submit information about the kind of books they like, and subscribe online.

Helping Patients

The NHS and care providers are under immense pressure during these difficult times and Six Ticks is pleased to be able to help.

Following on from a care home bed capacity system that Six Ticks developed for Shropshire Partners in Care in 2018, the NHS asked if we would be able to add additional information regarding the impact of COVID-19 on Shropshire Care Homes. Within 24 hours the system was adapted, and the crucial information is now flowing directly from the care homes’ fingertips into the NHS main reporting systems to help with their resource and capacity planning.

Six Ticks Elements - Digitalising Your Business Now

Whether it’s a new web page, online payments, online delivery system, or developing an intranet to help connect with staff whilst working from home, we are here to provide our expertise and support to businesses who want to add new digital or online features.

If you need help or would like to discuss a new idea for your business, then please get in touch.


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