Client Focus: pivoting outside the box

INTOSPORT LTD in County Kilkenny

School halls, gyms and sports centres have been closed for the past few months and most companies that provide leisurewear have seen demand reduce dramatically. But some businesses, such as Intosport LTD, a supplier of sports, schools, and leisurewear, have begun making hospital scrubs and reusable water repellent gowns in response to shortages and appeals from various sectors.

HANSANS in South Cork

A few short months ago, no-one realised what an important commodity hand sanitiser would be. But not long after the global emergency took hold, Sean Hayes of MTD Precision Engineering realised that there was a shortage of push pump bottles to hold the sought-after liquid and focused his attention on creating a different receptacle.

CDS Architectural Metalwork LTD in County Kilkenny

CDS specialises in the design, manufacture, and installation of metalwork features such as staircases, balustrades, handrails, furniture, canopies and even shipping containers using a range of different metals.

Like most businesses, the company was impacted by the current pandemic but with support from Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny, it quickly pivoted to provide innovative and essential new products to help prevent the spread of the virus.