Giving a Lift to Newman Pearce Tailoring
Back in December we announced the winners or our Give A Lift competition, which ran on Facebook and gave 10 London businesses the chance to win an Addison Lee business account with £500 credit.
Soon after we announced the winners, we were all plunged into another lockdown, and of course, most small businesses have not had an easy time of it. But our winners are a tenacious bunch and have managed to adapt their businesses to lockdown life, with a little helping hand from their Addison Lee account.
Newman Pearce Tailoring are a two-man band who create everything from made-to-measure suits and formal wear to casual shirts from their studio next to Borough Market.
How has your business felt the effects of lockdown and how has it adapted as a result?
“Our business largely needs to be face-to-face, so lockdown has seen a complete decline in turnover. We’re concentrating on our new website and branding to try and keep in touch with our customers until the environment improves.”
How has your Addison Lee account helped your business during this time?
“One of the first things winning enabled us to do was donate a large collection of smart clothing, garment bags and accessories to a charity based in the City called The Suited & Booted Centre. They help men in need of smart clothes get prepared and feel good for job interviews. Since closing our office we’re working from home and cannot store these items, so Addison Lee helped us make this donation as well as improve our workspace.”
What are you looking forward to as a business post lockdown?
“Post lockdown we are looking forward to getting back in front of customers, having great clothes fittings, and introducing our new brand. Business is going to take a long time to improve so cost-effective solutions from Addison Lee will help us deliver valuable items to customers with care and that gives us confidence.”
Being able to help some of London’s small businesses who’ve done such an incredible job during the pandemic has been incredibly rewarding for us, especially when hearing how they have used their prize in innovative ways to help themselves and others.
We have been chatting with our other winners, so keep your eyes peeled for stories from children’s charities, bookstores and florists, amongst others.
You can find out more about Newman Pearce tailoring here.