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Good News Friday 28 May

Hunter Apparel – Supporting Frontline Workers

Hunter began as a bespoke tailoring specialist in 1936, but has evolved into a pioneer in the creation and management of technology-driven professional clothing and care and maintenance solutions. Over the years our professional clothing and PPE designs have changed how businesses in a wide range of sectors look, but the efficiency of our duty of care and dynamic ordering platforms have transformed the way many more operate.

In response to COVID-19 the Hunter team:

  • Have manufactured, sourced and delivered millions of units of COVID-19 response PPE and healthcare garments to UK and Irish organisations.
  • Increased staffing at our Northern Ireland based R&D unit and factory to support demands.
  • Installed social distancing measures and regular deep decontamination of our buildings and vehicles.
  • Supplied thousands of litres of D7, the world’s most powerful decontamination solution to UK and Irish emergency services and key working organisations.
  • Designed and manufactured multiple COVID-19 response products including ePTFE fabric facemasks, healthcare tunics and screen dividers

Hunter’s R&D team has vast experience in developing healthcare garments and has developed garments for the HSE, NHS, and various other large healthcare organisations.
When our team began receiving requests from healthcare organisations to support during the COVID-19 response we immediately redeployed our workforce to assist. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Hunter has employed additional machinists to support the increased need to protect frontline staff.
Our team has now manufactured and supplied thousands of garments to frontline healthcare workers.

Find out more about https://www.hunterapparelsolutions.com/

How CRASH Services’ pioneering approach helped them when COVID-19 hit

Whilst many firms are struggling with the adjustment to remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at CRASH Services took it in their stride as flexible and remote working has been the norm for some time.

Prior to the pandemic, all members of the team could avail of flexible hours and were provided with the same technology as would be available to them at their office desk (to include dual screens) for their home ‘office’ for seamless remote working. Our ethos is to have the team benefit from this flexibility, to ensure when they are working, it is both a productive and enjoyable experience.

Indeed, at the beginning of 2020 CRASH set themselves a goal of proving that remote working could be as effective as working in the office. For the month of February 2020, the workforce was able to relocate to the Spanish island of Tenerife, with an overwhelmingly positive result. This proved the firm were well equipped to work away from the office while maintaining their productivity and a high level of customer service, even in a different country. This project has helped the team enormously in the current pandemic and ensured everyone transitioned to working from home without any additional set up or stress. We were able to simply notify the whole team after the government announcement in mid-March to work from home and the next day we were operating as normal.

We wanted to ensure compliance with the Stay Safe and Stay home message, so CRASH’s office buildings are currently closed to the public, but we are still taking all steps to remain productive and effective for our customers. We have been utilising secure technology to ensure as little disruption as possible to our normal service.

Jonathan McKeown, CEO of CRASH Services said, “As our team were experienced in working remotely and even working in a different country, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit we were able to make a quick adjustment to the way we operate, ensuring as little interruption as possible to our services provided to our customers. While our office buildings may be closed to ensure the safety of our customers and team, CRASH Services are still open for business and available to help.”

We wish to assure you of our ongoing commitment to customer service during this time. Should you need our assistance we are available by phone on 028 7136 0281