2020 – what a year! The year that – more than any other – unfolded completely differently to the way we planned and looked forward to.
For BankSearch, it was to be a year of celebration; taking time to recognise the extraordinary achievement that we not only survived as a family business but actually thrived and have grown over two turbulent decades.
We agreed early on that it felt wrong to celebrate when all around us the world was suffering so on the 24th March 2020 – twenty years after BankSearch was formally registered – we quietly marked that moment by reaching out to our valued clients with a message of reassurance.
BankSearch is fortunate to already have all logistics in place to allow our staff to work from home and keep safe. We’ve only managed to meet in person once as a team this year but we have adapted well and continue to serve our clients with the level of dedication and quality that they expect from us.
With the Brexit transition period drawing to a close and the spread of COVID-19 wreaking havoc on all aspects of life our Business Start-up Data Service (and associated consultancy reports) have been in great demand. Our Business Support Services (including Business Start-up Data Service, Dedicated to Growth and Grow My Company) have evolved significantly since 2008 and we are pleased that we can continue to serve such an important part of our society; 2020 has proven more than ever how precious and integral small businesses are and how vital it is to support their survival, development and growth. We look forward to continuing to develop and grow our Business Support Services in the coming years to meet the UK economy’s evolving requirements.
BankSearch strives every year to help solve our client’s information needs, which means regularly re-evaluating our product and service offerings to ensure that they are always at the forefront of both technological advancements and user requirements. So, in addition to maintaining our business-as-usual we have also been working hard behind the scenes on several other very exciting projects that will be announced in 2021.
Every year we make a donation to a special charity in lieu of sending out Christmas cards. This year we have chosen the Trussell Trust who “support a nationwide network of food banks, […] provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK”.
We carry in our thoughts every single day the individuals, teams and organisations who are working tirelessly to protect us, care for us and get the world back on its feet again; as well as all our family, friends, colleagues and clients the world over who we look forward to being reunited with – and working closely together with – in the not-too-distant future.
In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you a very happy and healthy new year.
The BankSearch Team