Affinity Recognised as UK Business Hero

9th November 2020

Affinity were recognised by the British Chambers of Commerce and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce as a UK Business Hero for their excellent work helping businesses during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Affinity are delighted to announce that following their PC's for Charity scheme and support for the region's businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic that they have been nominated and now formally recognised by the British Chambers of Commerce and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce as a UK Business Hero.

When the doors of lockdown slammed shut on the nation, as an IT provider, a huge emphasis was thrown onto them to ensure clients were able to home/remote work so it was as close as possible to ‘business as usual’ for them.

From day one of lockdown their IT Support team experienced 4 times as many calls as was normal, with clients asking them to enable remote/home working with both their IT and Telephony.  Affinity enabled over 400 businesses to continue to function with the least amount of disruption possible.

During this time the team at Affinity also continued donating PC’s and Laptops as part of their ‘PC’s for Charity’ scheme.  The scheme began in July 2019 following a generous client who donated 30 machines that were due to be disposed of.

Since the scheme was set up Affinity have helped 28 charities, large and small, directly impacting in the region of c.72,000 people.

Tom Sutton, Head of Policy and Representation at Sheffield Chamber said: "2020 has undoubtedly been an exceptionally challenging year for business but Affinity have gone above and beyond to help during the Coronavirus pandemic." 

Affinity MD Colin Beaumont commented: "We are over the moon to be one of a handful of businesses in Sheffield chosen as a UK Business Hero. Being in a city that hosts about 30,000 businesses, to be recognised as a UK Business Hero is particularly pleasing. During the pandemic we have worked really hard to ensure our clients could continue to work, also supporting Sheffield City Region charities who in turn have provided vital help to people in the area.

We were also delighted to receive confirmation of our status along with a letter from HRH Countess of Wessex thanking us for our positive contribution.”

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