We can. We will. – Responding to Covid-19 with Rachel Burgess, Founder of RACHEL BURGESS BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique

If you’re a regular listener, you’ll recognise the wonderful woman that is Rachel Burgess from series one of the She can. She did. podcast! As the Founder of the Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique in Penarth, Wales, Rachel is the Queen of championing Welsh designers and allowing brides from all over the UK to do bridal their way.

As it happens, she’s actually just married her long-term partner Jon after the two threw a surprise wedding for friends and family in what said friend and family believed was a party to celebrate the fact that the two had been together for fifteen years!

A story, which the hopeless romantic in me can’t get enough of!

Anyway (!) when I caught up with Rachel on Friday afternoon via Zoom last week, it was the fourth Friday in a row that she was preparing for a weekend away from the boutique for the first time since launching her business eight years ago… With the boutique closed until further notice and her brides that were due to wed in the coming weeks forced to postpone, I caught up with Rachel to find out how she’s coping behind the scenes so far and of course how she’s adapted her plans for the boutique going forward…



Want to know more about the bonus ‘We can. We will.’ episodes of the She can. She did. podcast?

You can find out the whats and whys here!

Please do keep an eye out for tomorrow’s episode too, in which I’ll be chatting to another of the UK’s top female business owners – the wonderful Heidi May, Founder of Aesthetic Laundry – about how she’s coping behind the scenes and her advice for fellow female founders who are trying to adapt their business model to survive the COVID-19 storm too…

The She can. She did. podcast is hosted by Fiona Grayson (that’s me, hello!) and this bonus series is sponsored by Tide Business Current Accounts. Read the latest news, updates and help for small businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak on their dedicated hub: www.tide.co/blog/coronavirus

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