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Cotswolds businesses pivoting during the COVID-19 crisis

As an independent Cotswolds business ourselves, it has been inspiring to watch fellow shopkeepers, hoteliers, restaurants and small brands adjust to the 'new normal' and find ways to keep trading in the current climate. We are busy behind the scenes with properties ready to exchange and new houses to bring to the market, the time will come but in the meantime, here are just a few local Cotswolds businesses pivoting during the COVID-19 crisis...


My Stylish Friend

If you'd like to emerge from lockdown with a well-organised and stylish summer wardrobe, Cheltenham stylist Sophie Jones-Cooper is offering online consultations during lockdown, great for those needing expert advice on perhaps outfit ideas for Zoom calls, or comfy yet stylish loungwear recommendations.


Bamford are offering their wellness classes that usually run from their Haybarn Spa at Daylesford, online. Choose from Pilates, hatha yoga, breathwork or mindfulness classes and tune in via Zoom at just £9 per class. The perfect opportunity to access the expert practitioners at Bamford, from the safety of your own home.


The Stump Shack

The Stump Shack in Cirencester has reopened with a streamlined 'isolation team' who have all moved into the Stump to isolate together to reduce the risk of contamination. Pizza aficionados Baz and Fred will be running the kitchen, serving up their renowned wood-fired pizzas as well as small plates from Wednesday to Sunday for 'contactless collection'.


Tweedy, the contemporary vaudeville style clown, well-loved for his performances with the Gifford circus and his Christmas pantomines is currently performing online with the Circencester Barn Theatre; you can also catch up with episodes on his Tweedy the Clown episodes online.


The Burford Garden Co.

The Burford Garden Co. have launched a 'Lockdown Essentials Shop' for collection or local delivery whilst the store remains closed. Filled with all the essentials you might need to grow your own, from seeds, fruit bushes, compost and plug plants - to a full range of bulbs and bedding plants to turn your garden into a beautiful sanctuary during lockdown.


Cotswold Candle Company

The Chipping Norton based home-fragrance brand, the Cotswold Candle Company are offering clever Candle Making Sets will all the kit you need to makes two beautifully fragranced candles at home. Perfect for keeping crafty kids busy, or as a thoughtful gift to send during lockdown.