Milligan has today launched a photo competition asking budding photographers in its network to get creative and submit images from their corner of lockdown, visually narrating where trade, commerce and the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well.
Covid-19 has changed our local landscape and the way in which most businesses trade, whilst life continues behind closed doors and bustling on frontlines tackling the virus and keeping essential services running. As the Government prepares to share plans to phase the UK out of lockdown, Milligan has been intrigued by the creativity and agility shown by some brands and businesses looking for new ways to survive under never-before-seen circumstances – from the local restaurants pivoting into takeaways and wine wholesalers to the major brands manufacturing PPE and hand sanitiser.
John Milligan said: “Whilst this is primarily a global, human tragedy, the economy and people’s livelihoods are also under threat. Many businesses sadly won’t make it. For those that do, this really is a time for entrepreneurial thinking. Even the businesses selling essential goods must change their model to ensure their staff and customers are safe and observing social distancing.
“In launching this photo competition, we want to highlight and share some of the creative ideas that are bringing products, services and experiences to customers with very changed needs. In many ways the impacts of the virus have sped up some of the inevitable trends we have been seeing – particularly in the retail sector. It is forcing us to think differently, focus on customer needs and challenge the norm, at pace.”
Entrants will be featured on Milligan’s Instagram page and will have the opportunity to win a case of wine, or a photography voucher.
To enter, simply email your image (no more than 5MB) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 5th June. Please also accompany your image with no more than 150 words detailing what it shows/represents and any relevant information behind the story.
Terms and conditions apply.