As part of a celebration of local businesses, we were asked to give our account of how the Coronavirus affected us.

Ringrose’s Managing Director and lead broker, Mark Smilie, tells the story in his own words…

“I have to say in general that personally, I’ve been counting my blessings. I’m in a comfortable home, with a garden, no mortgage – and the wonderful Mrs S. So we’re doing OK. We’re still very much afloat. Business at Ringrose however is slow. Everyone’s applying for government loans at the moment, which is an absolute nightmare of course. I’ve personally heard of company directors waiting for 5-8 hours on the government helplines – and very few loans have been accepted so far…”

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