Easter Eggs and Loo Roll

Posted on: April 29, 2020

Despite the UK being in Lockdown, Bromley as one of the top 50 shopping destinations in the country is fighting back! Your Bromley Business Improvement District (BID) has seen some great stories of our local business owners using innovative ways to help adapt.

One business owner in particular has stood out as a hero. Darren Springer, from Mr Simms Bromley, has been helping out those in need by offering free deliveries of essentials together with Easter eggs.

Darren commented “The minute I heard of the lockdown and people not being able to get essentials, I knew I had to step in and help. Although I sell sweets and chocolates, I knew I needed to diversify to help those that needed my help. So I bought some supplies of hand sanitisers, toilet rolls and some food items that I have been delivering in the local area free of charge. I think we need to stick together during these very uncertain times”.

Established four years ago, YourBromley promotes the Bromley Town Centre as a whole, supporting and growing businesses within the area and the local economy. Instead of working to attract people into Bromley due to the lockdown, we’ve had to adapt quickly. Our current priority is on helping our businesses survive this crisis and supporting initiatives to protect their premises.

Frances Forrest, BID manager, commented “It’s great seeing the Bromley community come together and support one another, from fresh food and essentials deliveries to local businesses offering free legal or financial advice. Your Bromley has been working hard to support our businesses and local communities by acting as a central hub for all organisations who play a part, and we look forward to seeing everyone back in Bromley town centre when we have the all-clear”.

Darren is Bromley’s Hero of the Week.