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OPS-BOX was born in March 2020 - at the start of a global pandemic and just as most businesses were closing their doors or moving their operations online. Directors and Co-Founders, Hayley Parker and Richard Neale dedicated their time to helping businesses tackle the road ahead and navigate the myriad of government funding and support available.

Now a year on, as OPS-BOX celebrate their first birthday – who would have thought that the pandemic would still be at the forefront of our minds – albeit with a vaccine and some hope for the road ahead.

It has been quite a year for OPS-BOX – fully established as a firm fixture within the Gloucestershire business community, the team have been working with clients across a variety of sizes and sectors, helping them to develop realistic and actionable plans for growth and even more importantly to operationalise and finance them.

It's been a year of ups and downs (mostly ups!) – but starting a business is never easy and 2020 was  as hard as it gets! It has taken hard work and commitment – often with just video conferencing to communicate with each other and kids, dogs, spouses joining in the fun. But OPS-BOX has gone from strength to strength and has continued to build the work and support that are carrying out for businesses across the county.

Hayley Parker, Director said:

“We are delighted to celebrate our first birthday – and what a year it has been! No one will forget 2020 in a hurry and for us, it has been the year we launched OPS-BOX. Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported us along the way – and to our clients, partners and team – I couldn’t have done it without you!”

OPS-BOX was born with a founding principle to support a charity very close to its heart and to celebrate its first birthday, OPS-BOX has launched its official charity partnership with SarcoidosisUK. Plans include a Big Birthday Giveaway where the company will give away percentage donations of its commissions and profits to the charity for each day of its birthday week 8th-13th March.

Hayley Parker comments:

“Sarcoidosis is a charity that means a lot to me personally as a condition that my mum suffered with for many years. It is a rare condition that has no cure and mimics other diseases like cancer and stroke. It is often little known and understood so every penny we raise through OPS-BOX will help support the charity to raise awareness and fund research into a cure. Very simply, my why – is mum.”

OPS-BOX was founded on the belief that smaller businesses deserve a similar level of business support to larger corporate enterprises. They are the businesses of the present and the future, and most do not have a Board of Directors or other advisors to call on. Our raison d’etre is to use our extensive experience to bring enterprise-level help, advice and support to the SME world.

Here's to Year 2 of OPS-BOX – and beyond!

If you would benefit from working with a business partner, get in touch today, to find out how OPS-BOX could support your business to be the success you want it to be. For more information, you can call us on 07759 407064 or 07432 557966, or email enquiries@ops-boxgroup.com

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