A COLCHESTER business has diversified and stepped up to support others during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Workplaces and working practices have changed dramatically in recent months and many offices and businesses have been forced to find new, safer ways of working to keep in line with Government advice.

Few companies are more acutely aware of the situation than Marks Tey-based Gosh Projects.

The family-run business of John Herbert and daughter Claire Lovell has stepped up to offer more products and services since April.

And their hard work has meant more local businesses can keep running smoothly.

Gosh have always provided office furniture and refurbishments, stationery and a shredding service.

However, during the pandemic, they have had to diversify their product range to ensure they are able to help customers and staff stay safe at work and home.

Gosh have been working with customers to provide a full range of personal protective equipment, including face masks, anti-viral screens, gloves, visors and sanitiser.

The team also offer free social distancing surveys, as well as having a Covid-secure showroom that customers and potential customers can visit on the Prince of Wales Industrial Estate, in London Road.


They recently teamed up with industry experts, including a health and safety consultancy, first aid trainer and stress specialist, to ensure the wellbeing of all customers is paramount, whether they are working from home or in the office.

They are also supporting employees who are continuing to work from home with a full range of home office furniture, at affordable prices, that will also have the same longevity as their standard products.

Mrs Lovell, a director of the company, said: "We're proud to have been able to ensure businesses have been able to continue in their offices and to support them with home working arrangements.

"We look forward to continuing to support our existing and new customers throughout these unusual times and the future.”


To find out more about Gosh, or see how they can support you and your business, visit www.goshprojects.co.uk, call 01206 654004 or email the team at info@goshprojects.co.uk

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Many of these businesses spent months being closed and some faced tight restrictions once they could reopen.

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