Bplastic free adapts to COVID-19 times
Posted on March 14 2021 at 20:41
2020 wasn’t quite the year Bplastic free (www.bplasticfree.com) had anticipated.
The closure of the non-essential retail sector and without fairs, markets, or events, like so many other small businesses Bplastic free has had to adapt and change.
Mann, the entrepreneur behind Bplastic free, told fbm Update:
“With retail closed or restricted, it’s been tricky, businesses are definitely
about investing in new products
and missing out on trade shows and exhibitions has definitely
Not to be held back,
Catriona has adapted and gone online as much as possible, participating
in virtual markets and reaching new business customers from Orkney to Cornwall
Taking advantage of the many webinars offered
by Business Gateway
Fife, she has improved her digital knowledge and presence, including listing
reusable food wraps,
on Amazon. Catriona hopes too that opportunities will come from her
online participation in the recently
Speciality Food Show, which runs
online, all year.
offers a white label service for organisations and
to highlight their
own eco credentials. The past year has seen projects successfully delivered for
and Pilgrim Cheese.
Catriona is fortunate to be part of the Royal Bank of
Scotland’s Climate Entrepreneur
Accelerator Programme, which has been a great platform for her to connect and
despite working from home. It has also enabled
to participate in a variety
webinars, whilst being held to account and challenged by her business adviser.
“I’m excited about the year ahead.
I believe we will soon switch to a more positive outlook,
benefiting from a revitalised economy as things start to ease
and that a continuing focus on
climate change and shopping local will help small businesses like Bplastic free