Lichfield through the Lens for #ShopSafelyInStaffs

July 16, 2020

The second in a new series of videos focusing on high streets in Staffordshire has been released online.

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub worked in partnership with Lichfield District Council and other authorities in the county to help boost the local economy through the #ShopSafelyInStaffs project.

The initiative included video interviews with retailers and shoppers in Lichfield and Burntwood as part of a drive to build customer confidence and encourage people back to the high street as the Government lockdown eases.

Businesses across Lichfield and Burntwood showcased innovative measures to ensure the safety of staff and customers, while shoppers shared how they were able to #ShopSafelyinStaffs.

The Lichfield District video – released today – can be seen here

The first in the series featured Tamworth and films featuring Newcastle and Kidsgrove, Biddulph, Cheadle and Leek as well as Stafford, Stone and Eccleshall are set to follow over the next few days.

Nicola Kent, Growth Hub Manager, said: “We are delighted to see our first video showcase go live online.

“Businesses across Lichfield have taken steps to ensure their staff and customers are safe and welcoming shoppers back, with a range of protective measures and protocols in place, as well as new business models, such as click/call and collect.

“To boost confidence and support the local economy, we are now encouraging those businesses which have taken such steps to highlight what they have to offer and demonstrate how we can all #ShopSafelyInStaffs.

“Staffordshire is an amazing county and it’s really important that we support the businesses on our doorstep and keep it local.”

The Growth Hub acts as a focal point for businesses in the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership area, driving strong, sustainable business growth and offering co-ordinated programmes, networks and groups alongside signposting to specialist information, advice and services.

Nicola added: “We have a dedicated Covid-19 section on the Growth Hub website, which summarises the issues that businesses need to consider and provides up-to-date information and advice to help companies plan their processes throughout the easing of lockdown and beyond.

“We also have a dedicated team of Growth Hub Advisors, who can support businesses during this time.”

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