Since the COVID 19 pandemic began Thumbsie® has tripled its work force, adapted its business model and has been working around the clock to meet the demands of its customers for children’s fabric face masks. The company has turned out 320 orders per week in comparison with a normal output of 112 following a huge surge in loyal customer demand for face masks that children are comfortable wearing….much like the highly effective thumb guard that Thumbsie® is known for.
This superhuman effort which has demonstrated brilliant business agility and planning, has been recognised by St Alban’s Chamber of Commerce which has shortlisted the thumb sucking solution business for an award for business growth. The awards acknowledge the outstanding achievements that both individuals and businesses have made in the St Alban’s District.
The business growth category recognises a business which has achieved significant and sustained growth or development which has four times its turnover and tripled its staff in the last 4 months. Jo Bates, owner and founder of Thumbsie® said,
‘It is fantastic to be recognised for the hard work that the team has put in to meet the demand for children’s face masks. We have managed to give more jobs to local people whilst giving children and families what they were asking for. Early in lock down one mother wrote to me saying her son was scared to leave the house without a mask; so I made one for him and we haven’t had time to look back since. I am really pleased that once again Thumbsie® has helped so many families and that we have been able to adapt and grow to meet those needs.’
The virtual awards ceremony will be on 30th September and Thumbsie® looks forward to celebrating local business success with the Chamber of Commerce then.