Kathy Caton, Founder and Managing Director of Brighton Gin shares how they put in place safer working practices to help get their business back up and running following the disruption caused by Coronavirus. Find out how you can work safely here.
Hi, my name is Kathy Caton and I’m the founder and Managing Director of Brighton Gin.
You can probably hear that this is an empty workspace at the moment. One of the biggest adaptations that we made very, very early on in the Coronavirus crisis was to change the flow of staff through the distillery. We stripped it right back so we have one person here at a time. We have a very strict hygiene operation here anyway because we’re producing in effect a food product, so hand washing and food safety is really, really paramount.
Other adaptations we’ve made are when we’re out delivering we’ve very much been using PPE, making sure that people have got masks and gloves. It’s not only for our own staff’s protection and wellbeing, but also making sure that people whose doorsteps they’re on can be confident that the goods they’re receiving from Brighton Gin have the minimum risk of any infection.