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A lot changed on 23rd March 2020.

When the UK lockdown came into effect, many businesses ground to a halt and saw their income vanish.

It was – and continues to be – a troubling time, with much uncertainty on the horizon.
But there’s also positivity to be found, if you look for it.

That’s what REC The Lockdown is about.

We wanted to help share the stories of people who adapted and soldiered-on throughout this time, to reassure the people of the northeast that there are things to feel good about, and that there is a positive future ahead.

Episode 1 looks at bricks-and-mortar businesses – some of the most heavily-affected during the UK lockdown. It turns out that despite the difficulties they’ve faced so far this year, there is plenty of positivity ahead.

Stories we’ve captured:

Moobears Chester-le-Street | Children’s Soft Play Area
Sore Paws Newton Aycliffe | Veterinary Clinic
Graham Soult | Retail Expert
Rachel Spencer | PR Expert
Dominic Hodgson | Pet Business Coach
Cake Stories Bakery and Cafe | Newcastle-upon-Tyne
SwishForIt | Wishlist App
Simon Hartley | Founder of Be World Class
Chris Cook | Coach and Public Speaker, Former Olympian
Andrew Bartlett | Founder of ROAM Local and Save The High Street
Tam Wilson | Founder of Born 2 Run Pet Care
Amy Fettis | Founder of Studio 54 Jesmond
Angelina Bell | ScaleUp North East Partner

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