The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on daily life in the UK, and that includes the way that the furniture and retail industries operate.
We’ve been inspired by stories about these suppliers and retailers that are using their resources to help the NHS combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
are among the latest to sign up to support the NHS, beginning production of up to 15,000 gowns a day
over a 14-week period for the NHS.
have already manufactured 16,000 medical mattresses
for the NHS, having been awards Key Supplier Status, and will continue to operate 6 days a week, as well as offering support to local charities including Help4Heroes.
have been producing scrubs for the NHS
through the ‘For the Love of Scrubs’ group, creating PPE for frontline workers in north Lincolnshire.
is manufacturing a variety of specialist equipment
including hospital mattresses, trolleys, operating table foams, cushions and positional aids for the NHS and health services in Italy and Germany.
have been busy with their factory and fleet remaining operational throughout the outbreak, producing over 1,000 medical beds, scrubs and more
for the NHS and MOD.
The Vita Group
has been ramping up production of medical foam grades, as well as manufacturing over 8,000 medical mattresses
The Leekes Group
has adapted space for hospital beds
, and begun producing hand sanitiser, while some stores begin partial reopening.
Barker & Stonehouse
are supporting their local community in Teesside by helping to deliver prescription medications
has reopened its Lancashire textiles factory to make gowns for the NHS
, and is also donating 20,000 metres of fabric to the ‘For the Love of Scrubs’ and ‘Scrubs Glorious Scrubs’ groups.
has repurposed its curtain production factory to produce gowns for the NHS
. The company has also resumed all deliveries.
have provided items for over 160 NHS breakrooms
across the UK, donating sofas, bean bag chairs, crockery, sheets and more to make the rooms more comfortable.
is running several initiatives
, including donating uniforms and food deliveries to NHS staff, pyjamas, and care packages for discharged patients.
We know that this is barely scratching the surface of businesses that have helped in the fight against COVID-19, so if you know of another, please let us know
so we can add them to our list!