IC Solutions rises to the challenge at Centenary Business Centre
"There has always been great interaction between the businesses at the Centenary Centre, with everyone helping each other if they can, so we are delighted to be able to do our bit."
An infection control business in Nuneaton has enlarged its workforce to help deal with an influx of new customers.
The expertise of IC Solutions, based at the Centenary Business Centre, Hammond Close, has never been in greater demand than in the current pandemic, leading to them receiving a flood of new orders.
This has led to a turnover of a year's business in only 16 days for the company which has risen to the challenge by recruiting to enable it to fulfil those orders - and has also still found time to support its neighbouring business at the Warwickshire County Council-run business centre.
"We have been inundated with work and have taken on extra staff to enable us to keep up with the demand," said business and marketing administrator Kerri Harris.
"Of course, we have been totally vigilant regarding the welfare of all our employees and customers. We have put procedures in place to protect both our staff and visitors. Hand-sanitiser dispensers have been handed out to all staff and we are practicing social distancing.
"We have also been taking in mail for other businesses at the centre and distributing it. It is something that we are pleased to do because there has always been great interaction between the businesses at the Centenary Centre, with everyone helping each other if they can, so we are delighted to be able to do our bit."
IC Solutions was created by former Nuneaton resident Oliver Canty in 2010 and has built a global client-base, supplying environmental infection control products and services to the NHS, businesses and daycare children's nurseries across the UK, Europe, the United States and Middle East.
Never have their skills been more needed than now as businesses and communities prepare to begin the long path back to some sort of normality when the lockdown is eased.
"Of course, these are not the circumstances we would choose in which to be busy, but we are proud that our services are proving of such value," said Kerri. "Our disinfection service is in high demand from business across the sectors
"We are incredibly busy and it is great to have such a perfect base at the Centenary Business Centre. The unit here gives us everything we need and the staff are really helpful and flexible which contributes to the positive atmosphere around the centre."
Warwickshire County Council assistant director for communities Dave Ayton-Hill said: "IC Solutions is a great example of a business reacting to the current tough situation is a proactive way. Like so many other busineses they have shown a resilience and enterprise which provides a strong platform for us all to start rebuilding the economy.
"I am delighted to hear that the Centenary Business Centre meets all their needs as a base. We are very proud of the supportive atmosphere created at the centre by our excellent staff and the businesses themselves."