I hope you and your loved ones and buddies are staying properly and dealing with the big challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created for everybody within the UK and around the globe.

I wished to achieve out to supply reassurance that we have now modified our enterprise to take care of our group and prospects the most effective we will.

I spoke to Sky News about these challenges as a mum and enterprise proprietor accountable not only for my children, however the security of over 50 individuals who work at Pai 

Right here’s what we have now accomplished, and are doing.

Since 2nd March our again workplace group (70% of our workforce) has labored from dwelling – we use Zoom A LOT! Even our common workplace yoga is by video! 

Those that should be within the workplace – our, Chemists, Manufacturing and Logistics groups have been travelling off-peak. Commutes are largely by bike and automobile.  We’re launching a taxi service to get folks in and residential safely.

When folks get sick or must self-isolate, we can pay their wages and ship them care packages.  

Our groups function in a clear zone. The Manufacturing Facility has Air Locks, Hepa filter air purification and ISO customary protocols.  The group wears disposable gloves, hairnets and protecting clothes.  

All  surfaces are disinfected day by day and we have now common deep cleans of your complete constructing

Pai Chemist Tony developing Acton Spirit Hand Sanitiser in Pai Lab

What we’re doing to assist

There’s a  international scarcity of hand sanitising gel.

Two weeks in the past we determined to create one.  I’m so pleased with how the group rallied collectively to launch a model new product in two weeks (slightly than the 18 months they’re used to spending perfecting a product!)

Our ‘Acton Spirit’ Hand Sanitizer launches this week – Pai relies in South Acton and we felt it summed up the wonderful resilience and group spirit we’re seeing right here in West London. 

A lot of the preliminary batch is being given away free to Pai’s neighbouring colleges, nurseries, charities and thru native enterprise to assist help them and our group.

We may have inventory quickly for Pai’s UK prospects* and can give it away with orders first – earlier than it goes on sale to new prospects.

The packaging could also be somewhat makeshift initially – we’re over-labelling current tubes for pace. However I figured you’d be forgiving offered it labored!

(*As quickly as we will, we’ll begin sending to European prospects however we will’t ship to the US or worldwide for now attributable to restrictions on sending merchandise with excessive alcohol content material .)

Will our service ranges change?

We’re all working laborious to maintain up a “regular” service in these removed from regular instances.  

We conceive, create, manufacture and distribute all of our merchandise from our London HQ.  This brings us monumental freedom to flex when and the place we have to. 

We have now added additional slots for phone and video consultations and keep tuned on social for useful dwelling hacks and any content material we will muster to raise the spirits. 

On a last observe…

That is the time we’ll discover power and resilience we didn’t know we had in us.

We’ll get via this surreal time by persevering with to seek out humour within the day-after-day and draw inspiration from these round us. 

For the sturdy of well being and coronary heart, we’ll work collectively to convey help and luxury to the susceptible.  For the aged and susceptible, have religion that you can be rallied round.  

I’d love to assert the next phrases as my very own, however they’re Ariana Huffington’s. They really feel slightly apt. 

All of us have inside us a centred place of knowledge, concord and power. As Archimedes mentioned “give me a spot to face, and I’ll transfer the earth.”….It’s on this sacred place that life is reworked from battle to grace and we’re immediately full of belief, no matter our obstacles, challenges or disappointments.

Sending Pai’s like to you all,

Sarah x