Business directory that aims to help business thrive in the pandemic extended to Glasgow



A directory service focused on helping businesses weather the storm of the COVID-19 restrictions has been extended into Glasgow.

Design agency Dunclyde originally set up the online community business resource Open Sign in Aberdeen as a new forum for enterprises striving to survive and grow through the pandemic.

Now, after being awarded £42,000 by the national agency Innovate UK to develop the platform further, Dunclyde has introduced Open Sign in Glasgow as a means for firms to communicate key information on their operations.

The free service enables the owners of businesses of all sizes to profile up-to-date info on everything from their opening hours to access arrangements, service delivery provision and contact details.

It has already proved to be a lifeline for participating companies keen to keep existing and prospective customers – as well as fellow businesses – up to date on their operational status.

Dunclyde director Eilidh Dunsire said: “Our main goal from the outset has been to provide a unique resource to help businesses through the challenges of the pandemic and we’re delighted to be launching in Glasgow.

“We hope businesses across the city make use of the directory as they try to negotiate their way through these difficult times for enterprise.”

Since its launch in April this year, nearly 300 businesses have signed up to use the directory in Aberdeen and Dunclyde now aims to expand the service further to other locations in the UK.



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