But those hopes were quickly dashed as news of the coronavirus outbreak began to trickle through the airwaves and other media outlets. By the end of March, the UK was in a nationwide lockdown, flipping life as we knew it upside down and shaking businesses to their core.
Since then, it’s all been a bit of a blur. The UK Government introduced the ‘Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’ to prevent mass redundancies, and thousands of employees across the country packed up their desks and headed home to work.
A year later, the business landscape has changed dramatically.