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Mike Turner and Krisi Smith, are the co-founders of Bird & Blend Tea Co – an independent, award-winning tea company based in Brighton which has shops across the UK as well as an online store.
When the pandemic hit, they had to adapt their operations to comply with social distancing regulations.
They made structural changes to their workspaces, including the transformation of their office into a production facility and moving the office team to working remotely.
Mike and Krisi took out a Funding Circle CBILS loan to give themselves a cash flow buffer and continue to drive forward their growth plans. They employed 80 members of staff when the pandemic hit and they’ve now been able to grow that number to 100.