UAP Bounce Back from Lockdown Closure
Published on 2 October, 2020Latest News
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the vast majority of businesses are feeling the pressure financially as the economy has slowed significantly, draining businesses of their income and resources.
UAP’s operations came to a halt at the start of lockdown in April as they closed completely and staff were placed on furlough. It looked like it would be a slow climb for UAP to get back to where they were pre-lockdown, but the company are very happy to say that sales have bounced back, resulting in an increased volume of work.
Due to this, they have been able to make some structural changes, promoting several staff within the business and issuing pay rises, which is almost unheard of in the current climate where many have lost their jobs as companies downsize to retain resources. Furthermore, due to increased workload across the departments, UAP are looking to recruit 10 new employees. UAP are happy to be in a position where they can help to support future staff to find employment in difficult times.
David Jennings, CEO, says: “During the COVID period, UAP have adopted a policy of tight financial management to protect the company and everyone’s jobs. But we believe that UAP is now strong enough to take on more staff. At a time when everyone is shedding staff, UAP are looking to recruit.”
One new member of staff has already joined as a Business Support Administrator, bringing over 30 years of experience to UAP with them.