Wreckspeditions

WRECKSPEDITIONS

Diving into Adventure…

We are based in the beautiful town of Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula, the doorway to Argyll. It’s incredible to think that we are only 1 hour from Glasgow with a hop, skip and a jump across the Clyde on the ferry. Here you are surrounded by wilderness, adventure and phenomenal scenery, which sets the scene for what we can offer you.

​The Clyde’s most amazing landmarks and beautiful islands are all within easy reach in our powerboat tours (link to tours page) that depart from the Holy Loch Marina, including Bute and the Cumbraes, the famous Sugar Ship Wreck, stunning lighthouses and that scenery! Let’s not forget the wildlife….keep your eyes peeled for porpoise, seals, birds of prey, and even the odd whale!

​We also offer some of the best Scottish wreck and scenic diving with a massive variety of all-year-round sites for all experiences throughout the Firth of Clyde. We also provide expeditions throughout Scotland’s south west corner. If you fancy organising your next diving adventure with us then why not get in touch or simply book with us now!

www.wreckspeditions.com


Reminder and Invite Links For Virtual Meetings Today and Thursday 18th June

Good morning,

Following yesterday's e mail regarding two virtual meetings, see below invite links for both:

  • Qikserve - Mobile Ordering App/Platform:
Date - Wednesday 17th June
Time - 1500 -1600 hrs (amended from previously advised 4pm start)

Kris Moore will talk you through potential options for your business to help deal with the post Covid-19 trading environment.

Invite link -   Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+44 131 460 1819   United Kingdom, Edinburgh (Toll)
Conference ID: 476 007 366#

  •  Swiipi - Loyalty Card
Date:  Thursday 18th June
Time:  1600 hrs -1700 hrs

Founder Louis Schena will present an overview of this easy to use loyalty card to help build and keep loyal customers with rewards.

Invite link -  meet.google.com/pwg-nnkb-bxk

Join by phone
+44 20 3957 3893 (PIN: 964859415)

We looking forward to joining you all this afternoon

Thank you


Generic Social Distancing/Covid-19 Posters

Good morning,

See below various links which will open up differing generic social distancing messages/images on each, for you to print off and distribute within you premises.

We hope these are of use to you.

Covid-19 Wash Hands Poster

Covid-19 Social Distance Poster

Covid-19 Use Sanitiser Poster

Covid-19 Attention Poster

Covid-19 Do not shake hands Poster


Presentations to Dunoon Businesses - Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th June

Good afternoon,

We have arranged two opportunities this week for you to join presentations from the following service providers, as discussed at last week's Zoom meeting.

These are as follows:

  • Qikserve - Mobile Ordering App/Platform:
Date : Wednesday 17th June
Time - 1500 -1600hrs (amended from previously advised 4pm start)
Kris Moore will talk you through potential options for your business to help deal with the post Covid-19 trading environment.
  •  Swiipi - Loyalty Card
Date:  Thursday 18th June
Time:  1600hrs -1700hrs
Founder Louis Schena will present an ovevrview of this easy to use loyalty card to help build and keep loyal customers with rewards.

We will issue reminders and meeting invite links for both of these events tomorrow morning.

Thank you


Sectoral Guidance on Resuming Business

Good morning,

At the start of a new week which we hope will see another easing of lockdown measures, we enclose some detailed guidance in collaboration with our contacts within the local authority below, to assist you in the preparedness for trading safely, when the time comes:
Easing of lockdown:

Business Information

Phase 2: Reopening of non-essential retail shops, and outdoor seating areas for restaurants, cafes and licensed premises
This guidance outlines some key issues for business to consider as you plan to reopen in accordance with the Scottish Governments decisions and their paper “Scottish Governments route map through and out of crisis”. The guidance should be read in conjunction with business and general advice on COVID-19 on the Scottish Governments website, and is intended to provide a local perspective. It does not replace it.

Background
It important that we all prepare for the time when businesses can open, and the Council are no different. This will be very difficult and with public health physical distancing measures will significantly impact on how businesses can operate, with reduced capacity and new operating procedures. Businesses should make plans based on the industry guides and at present they exist for various sectors (retail guide is published and hospitality is pending.)

In phase 2, the Council perceives that there may be issues with businesses wishing to reopen around the management of queues for customers who may need to wait outside the business premises and also those wishing to use existing outside seating areas, particularly those which are on pavement areas. There is a potential that with physical distancing this will restrict the use of pavements and this matter requires careful consideration. A working group has been established to consider these issues, involving Council and Transport Scotland so we are able to respond to business enquiries and specific issues. This group will be extended as necessary to include business representative.

Further information to follow, and meantime, we advise businesses to:

How do I plan to reopen?

  • Take your time to PLAN to reopen having regard to sectoral guides. The responsibility is on business owners to have appropriate measure in place to ensure safe physical distancing measures are in place for employees, customers and those who may be affected by your business.
  • Use the assessment forms in the industry guidance and the retail one is accessed via this link.
  • Discuss your proposals with your employees to ensure that they are protected and  your plans are workable
  • We would encourage businesses to engage as early as possible with other businesses in their area as well as Argyll and Bute Council to mitigate risks to customers and pedestrians using our premises and streets via roadsandinfrastructure@argyll-bute.gov.uk.

How do I plan for queues outside my premises?

  • Businesses will need to think outside the normal trading environment to implement innovative measures such as numbering systems, changed opening hours to manage queues, click and collect through appointment time or other measures. Businesses must take all reasonable measures to ensure that there is physical distancing within queuing systems, including use of tape to mark distances etc.
  • You are encouraged to liaise with nearby and adjoining premises to manage shared queueing areas on your ground or on pavements to ensure that social distancing measures are in place, yet ensuring that the pavement is available for  other members of the public If this will be a problem you need to raise with the Council (Who)
  • You are encouraged to remove any “A board” advertising or other items you may have (e.g. benches, flower post etc.) which are located on pavements/footways, which may hinder queues or passing pedestrians in the short-term

I want to use my outdoor seating area for customers?

 

Next Steps

  • Prior planning is important for businesses and if you have any issues in respect to the above, seek advice from the council via envhelath@argyll-bute.gov.uk (operating issues) or roadsandinfrastructure@argyll-bute.gov.uk for pavement/footways and road related issues including queueing issues on pavements
  • Keep a watch on sectoral guidance issued by Scottish Government
  • We will progress discussions and engage with local business groups to ensure that the guidance meets business needs

Businesses Digital Requirements Survey

Good afternoon,

See below a link which will take you to a survey about digital training requirements for your business. Dunoon Presents are working closely with Dunoon Area Alliance, Dunoon & Cowal Coworks and Argyll & Bute Council Economic Development and all involved would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this survey link to give us detailed feedback on your specific digital needs:

Digital Dunoon Business Survey

Calling all Dunoon businesses - whether you work alone from your kitchen table or employ hundreds of people, we want to hear from you.  If you run a business, no matter what size, please take five minutes to complete this short survey to help us understand your lockdown experience and the types of support that our business community needs moving forward.

Dunoon Area Alliance, Dunoon & Cowal Coworks, Argyll & Bute Council Economic Development and Dunoon Presents are working together to support local businesses to survive and thrive through the COVID19 lockdown.

Click here to go to the Business Survey

SURVEY RETURN DEADLINE DATE: 23RD JUNE

By developing a Digital Dunoon initiative we aim to help:

  • promote local businesses online
  • signpost local businesses to training and support
  • connect local businesses so they can learn from each other
  • share good news stories with our local community
  • encourage our community to #ThinkLocal to support business recovery
  • improve the 'digital footprint' of Dunoon to raise the town's profile far and wide

If you are not involved with a business, you can help by sharing this email with anyone you know who has. And remember that our Dunoon Open for Business Directory is just a click away with contact details for businesses that are currently trading.

With best wishes
Ann
#StaySafe  #ThinkLocal  #DunoonCares


***REMINDER*** Covid-19 Zoom Meeting for Dunoon Businesses - Tuesday 9th June

***REMINDER***

Good afternoon,

As the business response to the Covid-19 health pandemic begins to enter a new but gradual phase of 'readiness for trading', the Dunoon Presents board are very keen to hear exactly what you believe are the priority challenges in the next couple of months that the BID can assist in delivering for you.

We see some of these issues at present and for the next few weeks being as follows:

  • PPE
  • Social distancing aids
  • Deliveries
  • Digital channels for trading

The board would be delighted if you can 'attend' a Zoom virtual meeting to discuss these and other suggested projects that may be able to be funded or part funded via the BIDs Resilience Fund:

      WHEN?

  • TUESDAY 9TH JUNE - 4pm - 5pm

Please log on to this meeting via the following link :

Dunoon Presents is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594800438?pwd=UVZUT0Q1bGcwNVAzbVUvSC9rSzJaQT09

Meeting ID: 835 9480 0438
Password: 909585

We look forward to what we hope will be a positive and productive meeting for you today.


Covid-19 Zoom Meeting for Dunoon Businesses - Tuesday 9th June

Good afternoon,

As the business response to the Covid-19 health pandemic begins to enter a new but gradual phase of 'readiness for trading', the Dunoon Presents board are very keen to hear exactly what you believe are the priority challenges in the next couple of months that the BID can assist in delivering for you.

We see some of these issues at present and for the next few weeks being as follows:

  • PPE
  • Social distancing aids
  • Deliveries
  • Digital channels for trading

The board would be delighted if you can 'attend' a Zoom virtual meeting to discuss these and other suggested projects that may be able to be funded or part funded via the BIDs Resilience Fund:

      WHEN?

  • TUESDAY 9TH JUNE - 4pm - 5pm

Please log on to this meeting via the following link :

Dunoon Presents is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594800438?pwd=UVZUT0Q1bGcwNVAzbVUvSC9rSzJaQT09

Meeting ID: 835 9480 0438
Password: 909585

We look forward to what we hope will be a positive and productive meeting for you next week.


Free Hand Pump Dispensers and Gel

Good afternoon,

We are pleased to advise that some of the dispensers have now arrived although a part order only has been received at this stage.

Tomorrow, Friday 5th June the following arrangements will be in place at the Dunoon Presents office, 54 Hillfoot Street between the hours of
1300-1500hrs:

1. Only those businesses who have ordered a dispenser/gel and  who are either trading or close to being able to trade should attend for pick up.
2. One person in, one out to allow for safe social distancing.
3. Please queue outside the office 2m apart going towards the junction close by.
4. First come first served.
5. If your BID account is in arrears please transfer funds prior to pick up as follows:

RBS - PA23 BID Ltd
Account:  00673119
Sort code: 83 18 17
Amount: £17.64

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow

Thank you