Client Focus: adapting to business during COVID-19

Uniformal in South Dublin

Supplying bespoke and premium ready-to-wear uniform solutions to Irish businesses for the past three decades, Uniformal, backed by Local Enterprise Office South Dublin, saw a decline in demand with many of their clients in the hospitality and corporate sectors shutting up shop until the current crisis is over. But recognising the demand for PPE, the Dublin-based firm decided to diversify and began producing antibacterial reusable facemasks with an anti-microbial finish.

Jo Browne in Carlow

The Carlow based businesswoman began making hand sanitiser which is gentle on the skin as well as providing essential protection.

Kilkee Forge in Clare

Conor Murray of Kilkee Forge, backed by Local Enterprise Office Clare, is a fifth-generation blacksmith. Wining IBYE with the LEO Clare him to purchase equipment, such as a CNC router and 3D printer, which were initially intended to produce scaled models of large sculptures, but in recent weeks, have enabled him to develop freestanding Perspex ‘sneeze guards’ to protect both staff and customers in the retail industry.