A note from our Founder, Claire, about Barker & Sloane and COVID-19 in this unprecedented time.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a worry for us all and is having an impact on the health of our loved ones, the businesses we rely upon and the way we live our daily lives. As we all continue to navigate through these unique and evolving challenges, I want you to know that:
We are still open for business and are here for you.
I am fortunate that we work on a isolated farm and whilst I am normally supported by an amazing team of casual workers, for the foreseeable future, I will be working alone. By opting to work alone, I am self isolating myself and therefore reducing the risk to you, our loyal customers and my own family.
My only visit out is that to the Post Office which may change to a Courier collection service if it’s more appropriate (currently, I do not queue and the PO counter staff are behind a glass fronted counter). This is being reviewed on a daily basis but simply put, as long as we have a postal service either by Royal Mail or Courier, then we still have a business so keep ordering! Remember that we are still offering our FREE P&P for UK orders over £50.
The downside of lone working is that I can only do so much, so in busy periods our usual service times may be implicated slightly. Please bear with me whilst I juggle many plates all at once!
All our events have been cancelled until late summer so we are now only trading via our website www.barkerandsloane.co.uk. I am no longer accepting visitors to our unit for business meetings or customer collections as per Government instructions.
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your ongoing support and understanding in these strange times. I have plenty of stock available at the moment and plenty of raw materials to make more product.
My final words are that I wish that you and your families remain safe and well. Use this lockdown time to pamper yourselves, look after one another and catch up on all those little jobs that never usually get done! I look forward to the future where we can once again meet face to face at events throughout the country.