Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
A Note from BridgeHead President & CEO, Jim Beagle
There is no escaping the fact that the global pandemic has had a huge impact in the world. Sadly, many people have fallen victim to this horrific virus and our hearts go out to all the families who have lost loved ones.
Having employees across the globe, particularly in the UK and US, I have been closely monitoring the situation from the start. It is heartening to see the acceleration of the vaccination programmes in the UK and US and restrictions starting to lift in the regions. It seems that there is a light at the end of the tunnel for a return to ‘normality’ in whatever guise that may take.
I’m delighted that BridgeHead has been able to contribute, in some small way, in the effort to tackle COVID-19. For example, we’ve been working closely with Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System to innovate and develop a digital solution to streamline and scale the end-to-end COVID-19 testing process. BridgeHead was able to deliver our Point Of Care Testing solution in short order and we are currently managing the workflows and data in excess of 6,000 antigen tests per week. This number continues to grow as the solution is deployed further across the region and the ICS scales its testing operations.
As a business, BridgeHead Software has adapted extremely well to these unprecedented circumstances. We quickly moved to a fully remote working model, which has been in operation since March 2020. The teams have rallied to ensure the smooth running of the business and continuity of service for our customers.
Due to the success of our remote operations, we have decided to move to a new hybrid operating model once restrictions are lifted in our core markets. Many of our staff have opted to become remote workers, having experienced the benefits of a better work-life balance during lockdown. As a company, we are happy to support their decision, but also recognise the need for community in the workplace, so we will retain office facilities in the UK and US for our staff to get together as they deem necessary. And, as we begin to see regions open up, we are very much looking forward to face-to-face meetings with our customers, prospects, partners and suppliers.
At BridgeHead, we have and continue to take our responsibilities regarding the pandemic very seriously. We will continue to monitor the global situation and act in accordance with the appropriate advice and guidelines as the safety of our workforce, our families and our communities is paramount. But, we are optimistic for the future and look forward to brighter days ahead.
Very best wishes,
President & CEO
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