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Interviews

Webinar: Steering your business through unprecedented times.

We work with over 2,000 furniture, accessories, lighting and homewares designers at eporta. Each are finding their own way through the unique landscape we find ourselves in. In this webinar two prominent sellers discuss their learnings and ideas they've put into action so far.

We are all grappling with this new reality, and while we know it will end at some point, no-one can be sure of the timeline.

We heard from interior designers Karen Howes and Charu Gandhi about how they are keeping their businesses and projects moving forward, but what about the other side of the coin, suppliers.

We invited Luis De Oliveira, Founder of De La Espada and Jennifer Manners, Founder of Jennifer Manners London to come and discuss with Aneeqa Khan, the CEO and Founder of eporta, how they are affected and what plans they have in place.

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Inherently producing furniture, lighting and accessories is a complicated task, whether it's created by hand, mass-produced or a mixture of the two, every piece has a supply chain.

These chains have been affected by COVID-19, from artisans on lockdown through to freight delays for parts and shipping.

Both Luis and Jennifer have expansive supply chains, with their products created in Portugal and Nepal respectfully. Still, they have found ways to keep their businesses moving despite these turbulent times.

Here are just five of our key takeaways from the webinar as they share some of their top tips and most significant learnings for mobilising a remote workforce, remaining agile and keeping sales channels open.

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