Hello and welcome to our first Glasgow City Innovation District blog.
We are living through unprecedented circumstances – never before experienced in modern times! Each of us fumbling for a new kind of “normal”. Whilst these are challenging conditions for all of us, as the pandemic continues to touch almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives, Glasgow City Innovation District is committed to trying to help you navigate the myriad of information and advice coming out from our partners Glasgow City Council, Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurial Scotland. We are here to help and support you as best we can.
We are aware that the amount of information being provided can feel overwhelming and some companies are looking for specific advice. As you can imagine, our partners have received an unprecedented number of enquiries since the start of lockdown. Meaning one to one advice may take longer than usual and the best point of call in the first instance is their websites. However, a number of the larger accountancy and law practices have all provided Covid-19 summaries on the websites – so please go check these out: Ernst & Young, Burness Paul and Leyton UK. To keep up with the latest government advice and information for businesses you can sign up to Find Business Support emails and visit the Find Business Support website for more information.
Amongst all of the stress, there is much to be positive about. Some recent success stories within the District include:
One thing we are also mindful of in the current times is looking after our Mental Health. Intense staring at screens all day can be somewhat exhausting – so it is important that you give yourselves regular breaks throughout the day – including your daily dose of fresh air (if you are not self-isolating). There is also a variety of online exercise and yoga classes that are well worth investigating. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Switching off is important – as is keeping some form of routine to your day. The University of Strathclyde has pulled together some information on wellbeing and working from home to help with this.