In My View – Sandy Longley

| April 2021

It has now been a year of so-called ‘unprecedented times’ in which COVID-19 has dominated all of our lives. The emotional rollercoaster of this past year has brought heartbreak for many, and aspects of our lives have changed in ways we hope we will never have to experience again.

After being named an essential retailer at the start of lockdown, Boots Chichester has remained open to ensure customers have access to the healthcare, medicine and essential products that they need. Chichester BID have been a key support to us and other shops and services in the city centre over the last year.

With more of us being vaccinated every day and a road map to take us out of lockdown, we can now start to look forward to better times. Through vaccination hubs at a number of Boots stores across the country, we are helping NHS England to vaccinate the nation. Our accessible COVID-19 testing service available here at Boots Chichester for those without symptoms will continue to support the local community.

As a store manager at Boots, I am proud to work for a company that is supporting the nation’s healthcare needs during this challenging time and beyond. For 172 years, Boots has been a place of trust in UK communities. Never has that been truer than today, when our mission to help people stay well and feel better is more important than ever.

I have always believed it is vital for my colleagues and I to understand our customers’ needs and do what we can to give them the best experience when shopping with us. Here at Boots, we have added many exciting brands for all of our customers to enjoy across beauty, wellness and health. I am excited to share that Boots Chichester will soon be home to a brand new Beauty Hall, bringing new, must-have beauty and cosmetics to our high street. Alongside this, a new Beauty Crew will be on hand to offer brand-neutral beauty and skincare advice to all customers.

As the fog lifts after a challenging and extraordinary year I am looking forward to more exciting days ahead, with Chichester high street coming back to life with a shopping experience for customers that is bigger and better than ever.

Sandy Longley, Boots