Was dif­fer­ence be­tween life and death for my busi­ness

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peo­ple thanks to some pay­ing guests, saw 90% of book­ings can­celled or post­poned.

Hope of a brighter fu­ture came in a Bounce Back Loan from Bar­clays which Tony found sim­ple to ap­ply for.

“It was un­be­liev­ably easy,” he says. “It took me seven min­utes in to­tal, from log­ging on to fill­ing out the ap­pli­ca­tion form – and it was ap­proved in un­der 10 min­utes.

“That was the dif­fer­ence be­tween life and death for the busi­ness. With­out the Bounce

Back Loan we wouldn’t have sur­vived. Even if we had man­aged to get back open we’d never have got the turnover back in time to catch up with the debt. All the hard work and ev­ery­thing we’d done would have been for noth­ing and there would have been a lot of very dis­ap­pointed peo­ple.”

Now Tony is look­ing for­ward to the day when Bar­mouth Beach Club can open its doors, with new safety mea­sures in place. And his guests can’t wait to re­turn to their lit­tle bit of par­adise.

Busi­nesses can use our sim­ple busi­ness sup­port finder to check whether they are el­i­gi­ble for fi­nan­cial sup­port: www.gov.uk/busi­ness-corona virus-sup­port-finder

The UK Gov­ern­ment eco­nomic plan is one of the most com­pre­hen­sive in the world and mil­lions of busi­nesses are ben­e­fit­ing.

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