Virtual Solutions – Weekly Update
As Digital Marketing specialists, we pride ourselves on always being in-tune with the latest changes in the industry, ready to take advantage of the latest digital innovations as they come in.
We follow the latest trends and digital advancements, so our clients don’t have to. After all, they have hotels and restaurants to run. It’s our job to make their lives easier and enable them to focus on what’s important to their businesses.
If you read our 2019 Year in Review blog, you’ll see Virtual Solutions had a breakout year. It was, arguably, the most important one we’ve had. We welcomed new clients, strengthened our relationships with existing ones, received vital investment and expanded our services.
Not only did we launch our Virtual Solutions Global brand, exporting our marketing solutions and skills to other industries outside of Hospitality, but we also took on a plethora of new team members. Each individual bringing their own skills, experience and ideas to the Virtual Solutions table. We always knew this was a positive step, but the events unfolding around the world have really driven this home.
We’re talking of course, about coronavirus and its far-reaching impact. We’ve seen it cut a path of destruction across the industries we support, with hospitality, travel and the restaurant trade all feeling the pinch. We truly know how fortunate we are as a company to be able to continue with our business as usual. We owe this good fortune to our operational tactics, digital expertise and the way our company is structured around remote working.
We’ve even done our best to help our clients and colleagues in the industry stay up to date on coronavirus by producing a blog charting the virus and its impact, which we’ve been updating regularly with the latest news, insights and advice.
We’ve featured this topic heavily in our Hospitality Highlights recently, as it’s a situation that everyone needs to be aware of.
Virtual Solutions’ structure based on remote working and digital platforms allows each member of our group to do their job effectively from their chosen office or home, while liaising with other employees as we serve our clients as a team. We’ve been utilising this strategy to work with the most talented individuals around the globe, but since the coronavirus made headlines it’s given us a new appreciation and perspective on its applications.
Advantages of Remote Working
Remote working is not new, but it’s exploded in popularity in recent years. Not only does it allow a company to establish bases of operations in more locations, it means they aren’t limited by geography. This is especially important when it comes to recruiting the right team members. Physical distance is no longer the barrier to success it once was.
Virtual Solutions do indeed have a head office, situated in Barnstaple, Devon. It’s one of the most beautiful and sought-after areas in the whole of the UK. We also have an office in the North of England, another region which is synonymous with areas of outstanding natural beauty, tourism and beautiful hotels.
As we said earlier, Virtual Solutions is global. We now have an active presence in the United Arab Emirates, New York and Guildford (UK).
We even have team members in the Philippines, Macedonia and various other locations. Having staff in different time zones can be very advantageous. It allows us to collaborate on projects, making the best use of each team member’s dedicated skills and ensuring that we promote a healthy work/life balance.
We understand that coronavirus has caused a great many companies a lot of difficulty in recent weeks, and sadly the challenges are set to get more extreme before they get better. If you’re a restaurant or hotel who’s been affected, and is in need of marketing support, then feel free to reach out to us.
It’s during times like this when staff may fall ill leaving you short-handed. Or your agency becomes less responsive due to them suffering the same issue.
We are offering short term marketing packages and emergency cover for businesses who need assistance. If you need a consultation from us on how we may be able to support you, then pick up the phone or send us an email.
We’re ready to help.