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Companies that went the extra mile during the Coronavirus crisis

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I know on the Coronavirus threads there have been many examples of companies that have treated their staff really well and have looked to help people and the country during the Coronavirus pandemic. These acts deserve to be highlighted so here is a thread because these companies deserve to have our custom when this pandemic finishes and they should be championed.

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Our cancelled holiday:
- every single Italian company refunded non-refundable stuff
- BA "computer says no" on deposit

NHS conference in Manchester cancelled: Marriott refunded non-refundable pre-paid rooms.

All those will be remembered.


"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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Kurt Geiger:

After all 55 of its high street stores in the UK and Ireland closed yesterday, Kurt Geiger is encouraging its staff to now spend their time giving back. 

The accessories brand announced to its 2500-strong workforce, many of whom are store workers who will be unable to work remotely following closures, a plan to help employees support their local communities whilst they are off work and receiving full pay.

Kurt Geiger has aligned with Age UK who have launched a neighbourly volunteering scheme and has asked all of its employees to spend some of the time they are not working to volunteer with Age UK in their local communities.

In addition to these measures, the brand is pledging to help NHS workers, by offering all workers a 50 per cent discount for a full year in all Kurt Geiger stores.

Any Kurt Geiger store manager who volunteers in their local NHS hospital will also be given 55 vouchers each to the tune of £100 to give to 55 NHS workers in the critical care departments.

https://www.standard.co.uk/fashion/kurt-geiger-coronavirus-staff-to-volunteer-a4395371.html

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Fullers pubs.  

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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We've got some hi-tech small manufacturing  companies on the park where our office is (we are all at home) that have started making ventilators and ventilator parts. I'll find out who they are when it's all over.

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"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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Appreciate there franchises, but heard good things about Costa, Nandos and Cafe Nero going the extra mile locally to make sure there fresh stock didn't go to waste.

Locally we have an Italian restaurant in the village I live that has spent all day making sure its fresh stock got to local OAPs and anyone in isolation, that'll be fondly remembered, plenty bought from there takeaway offering as a result and bought gift vouchers to show support.

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I can happily support this company and pledge to do all I can to increase their profits through an increased consumption of Guinness - Diageo:

Distiller Diageo has pledged to donate enough alcohol to make more than eight million bottles of hand sanitiser to help protect frontline healthcare workers globally.

The company - which has production bases around the world, including in Northern Ireland and the Republic – will make the necessary alcohol available at no cost to hand sanitiser companies.

Diageo says it will provide enough Grain Neutral Spirit (GNS) – a 96% strength ethyl alcohol used primarily in production of vodka and gin – to make more than eight million 250ml bottles.

https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2020-03-23/diageo-pledges-eight-million-bottles-of-hand-sanitiser/

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Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs' hotel business. Not just for making their services available to NHS workers and keeping staff paid, but also allowing the homeless to sleep in one of their hotels over the Winter a year or so ago, while the building was awaiting refurbishment.

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"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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I stood my lads down yesterday and have given notice that due to the coronavirus I will not be starting three new contracts next week, I will be making my lads up to their full basic wage for up to six months,  I'll then revise this and depending on money owned to me getting paid I will carry on as long as I can.

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Carlsberg don't do Soldiers, but if they did, they would probably be Brits.

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Add Leon to the good guys:

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Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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Dr Who ... actually, the whole BBC. Radio in particular.

But Dr Who right now:

 


Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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I have no idea what Amir Khan's building is or does but add it to the list:

 


Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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1 hour ago, gingerjon said:

I have no idea what Amir Khan's building is or does but add it to the list:

 

I’d guess it’s an Asian, well, Muslim, wedding venue. It looks like something that would pop up in Bradford. Dead subtle like. 

Joking aside, great move by him. 

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"Other bicycle firms such as Brompton Bicycle, a folding bike specialist, have lent bicycles to staff at hospitals in London to help them get to and from work."

Halford's getting a lot of stick for staying open, but they are a major bicycle retailer (allowed on the list) and people still need to use their cars so certain things in there are effectively essential.


"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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Maybe not quite the extra mile, but deserves a mention :

My sister works for Lloyds bank. They have reduced opening hours and stopped mobile banks all together. Lots of spare staff now. The branches have split into 2 teams, each going to work a week, then rotate, all still on full pay

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Just a quick shout to morrisons huddersfield. i were 172.182 on the website waiting list,been trying for 3 days to get on to for a delivery, had done all the shopping into basket but couldent check out as no slots, big up to customer service staff as me and wifes of poor health,after 7 hours of emails am in>>>>>>>> delivery due 3rd at 7am,,,yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.includes some beers.

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Pleased to see my employer doing this. 

 


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On 24/03/2020 at 21:01, YCKonstantine said:

Tesco are paying colleagues 10% extra per hour for like the next month or so

I had to go Tesco to buy food yesterday and was very impressed to see  them operating a one-in, one-out policy and enforcing a 2 metre separation between people queuing to get in, and at the checkouts and cleaning down trolleys and baskets as people left. AFAICT, Sainsbury's had not really done anything special.

My (large tech company) ex-employer has continued to pay various small local suppliers (e.g. for sandwiches, fruit etc.) but directed them (anonymously) to deliver to staff at Addenbrookes hospital instead.

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6 hours ago, JonM said:

I had to go Tesco to buy food yesterday and was very impressed to see  them operating a one-in, one-out policy and enforcing a 2 metre separation between people queuing to get in, and at the checkouts and cleaning down trolleys and baskets as people left. AFAICT, Sainsbury's had not really done anything special.

My (large tech company) ex-employer has continued to pay various small local suppliers (e.g. for sandwiches, fruit etc.) but directed them (anonymously) to deliver to staff at Addenbrookes hospital instead.

Yep, I've been on the door every night between 8 and 10. Had a few grumpy sods but most people get on board and understand why we're doing it.

Just wish people would remember that you should still stay 2m away while in the shop. Still have some people trying to lean through me to get to stuff, not on at all.

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Fat Olive Restaurant in Wigan emptied all their stock and took it down to the food banks as soon as the restaurant ban came in.

 

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Inios are building a completely new hand sanitizer plant in the North East and one in Germany in just 10 days, they will be supplying the NHS with the sanitizer for free.

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Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007

Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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