As the country limps into 2021 with a third national lockdown, and non-essential businesses close their doors again, it’s easy for business owners and entrepreneurs to feel gloomy.
But we need to remember that we’re in the last stretch now. With vaccines being rolled out en masse, we can all look to the light at the end of the tunnel.
And perhaps even more importantly, we need to remember that businesses have weathered the storm impressively. Even against the grim backdrop of the pandemic, there are still so many stories from Britain’s business landscape of innovation, investment and tenacity that should inspire us all for 2021. We’ve compiled a few of the most recent below.
1. New Leeds restaurant launches Indian takeaway pizza boxes as lockdown forces it to shut 12 days after opening
A restaurant in Leeds which was forced to close after just 12 days of trading has launched a sharing bundle of Indian food – served in 12″ pizza boxes.
Yorkshire Evening Post
Blackpool could be the place to come in England for the world’s digital nomads, after a hotelier chose the resort for his latest venture.
2020 is a year we’re all glad to see the back of, with local businesses hit incredibly hard by the pandemic. But there are still reasons to be cheerful.
Jobs will soon be created on the site of a Yorkshire colliery which was once the largest deep mine in Europe.
The Yorkshire Post
A couple from Brighouse are celebrating after their Bed and Breakfast in Blackpool was announced as a Travel & Hospitality Award Winner for 2021.
The building of Sir Richard’s first hotel in the UK has been caught on camera in some dramatic drone footage.
Edinburgh Evening News
BBC Apprentice winner Joseph Valente is looking to recruit scores of staff as he expands his new Peterborough business.
A Sheffield hydrogen equipment company has launched what it says is the biggest electrolyser factory in the world.
Brothers and local businessmen, Neil and David Clemson have acquired the commercial storage business K2 Storage Solutions as they look to expand their business.
If you know of any businesses that are achieving great things, or if you think that your own business’s efforts would be worth hearing about, please contact group commercial content editor Mark Waldron at firstname.lastname@example.org.