Business stories

Running or growing a business isn’t easy – especially under the current circumstances. Take inspiration from Xero businesses.

Lessons from lockdown: Stories of collaboration

Accountants have been working hard to help clients get to grips with government schemes like CBILs and furlough. We share one story of a duo that have navigated lockdown and improved business performance. Read blog →

Kate Healy, Virtually Together

How Kate Healy created and launched a digital events company during lockdown. Read their story  →

Louisa Ziane, Toast Ale

How Toast Ale relaunched their online shop to sell more 'planet-saving' beer during lockdown. Read their story  →




Ralph Cochrane, Creative Grid

How Ralph, founder of Creative Grid, has pivoted his video and events business amid the Covid-19 lockdown. Read their story  →



Sidonie Warren, Papersmiths

How Sidonie is sustaining her retail business from home: "Don't beat yourself up for not getting it all done." Read their story  →

John Brownhill, Food4Hereos

How this charity is feeding the nation’s NHS workers during Covid-19. Read their story  →


Loui Blake, Erpingham House

How Loui, founder of the UK’s largest vegan restaurant, is adapting his business in uncertain times. Read their story  →


John Stone, Stone Tyres

How pivoting in a time of crisis added a whole new revenue stream for Stone Tyres. Read their story  →

Hugo Shephard, Role Models

How this child education company moved their business from offline to online. Read their story  →

Laura Jackson, Popcorn Shed

How this wholesale gourmet popcorn business switched to selling online, directly to consumers. Read their story  →