Minuteman helps local firms bounce back

Friday, July 31, 2020

Minuteman Press in Bath has been helping local businesses continue to trade through the coronavirus pandemic after launching a community website, ‘Bounce Back Bath and NE Somerset’.

Ghent: "We all have one common goal, which is to help the entire community"
Ghent: "We all have one common goal, which is to help the entire community"

The local campaign is part of a nationwide ‘Bounce Back UK’ initiative from Minuteman Press International.

Local businesses can use the site to communicate special offers and updated business hours, as well as publish supportive messages to the community. The campaign now has more than 200 businesses and other organisations involved.

Minuteman Press Bath managing director David Ghent said: “We launched Bounce Back Bath and the first thing we did was call our clients and let them know we are offering a free service to support them. I also approached contacts through LinkedIn and social media, especially when we saw that they were opening.

“We received great feedback and what we do is every time a new business signs up, we create a graphic and post it on social media and we also send them official welcome packs.”

The welcome packs comprise an introductory letter, the Minuteman Press product catalogue, a Bounce Back Bath window cling, and a Covid-19 awareness and prevention poster.

Ghent said: “The response has been great. Our clients and prospects have really appreciated that we are here to help them back into business. They also really liked the fact that we were doing this for free and no obligation to buy anything from us.

"We all have one common goal, which is to help the entire community come together and bounce back."

Minuteman Press has also been approached by local organisations looking to team up.

“The Bath and North East Somerset Council has co-branded some of our materials with us and the Bath Business Improvement District (Bath BID), were really keen to get on board, said Ghent.

“We are now partnering with Bath BID on a special Bounce Back Art Competition to help people rediscover Bath and the amazing community we have here.”

According to the Bounce Back Art Competition website, Minuteman Press will reproduce the selected artwork and designs and create “a parade of 2m-high giant ‘bunting’ flags”. The website states that “up to 48 designs created by the community will be reproduced as a rainbow of art hanging from lamppost pennants in the streets of the city”.

Mark Jones, Minuteman vice-president for the UK South Region, added: “It is incredible to see so many people, businesses, and groups working together in Bath and NE Somerset to help people rediscover their community and support each other.”

“That is exactly what Bounce Back Bath and NE Somerset and Bounce Back UK as a whole is designed to do, and I commend Dave and the team at Minuteman Press Bath for taking the free programme and bringing it to such great heights.”

For more information visit BounceBack-UK.com.

 

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