This is a shorter special edition of the podcast looking at how some businesses in the hospitality sector are coping with changes as a result of the coronavirus.
In this chat I catch up with Kirsty who I first spoke with about her story back in September 2019. Kirsty’s company ‘Love Drinks’ represents some incredible high end drinks brands with genuine authentic stories behind their stunning products.
Kirsty provides another example of the ripple effects back up the supply chain as bars and restaurants across the country closed. As entrepreneurs Kirsty points out that we are used to volatile and challenging working lives, but we need to remember the impact on those around us who are use to a more stable and secure lifestyle. We also explore the potential for Kirsty to pivot her business with a direct to consumer, rather than wholesaler model, and the longer term challenges that could present.
From her own challenges around mental and physical health Kirsty is also good at reminding us of the need to stay healthy and positive, despite the uncertainty of when hospitality will be back up and running as we once knew it.