A WHOLESALER that started a lockdown home delivery service says it will continue delivering to customers’ doors even after restaurants begin reopening.

Since the Covid-19 restrictions set in, Adams Wholesale in Worthing has turned its business around from supplying the trade to offering direct grocery deliveries.

Sales manager Jeff Cregor said: “We have registered thousands of customers since lockdown began, offering a valuable next day non-contact delivery service to whoever needs it. And we’re also keeping local people employed.”

The firm said it would be continuing door-to-door drop offs even after the restaurants it usually supplies start to reopen their doors.

The company said: “We have had lots of questions recently as to whether we will carry on this service once our restaurants reopen, and the simple answer is yes.

“When we were close to closing our doors because our trade was destroyed by this awful illness, the general public kept us alive and we couldn’t be more thankful.

“We are a family-run business with many mums, dads, brothers and sisters, aunties and uncles and even the occasional grandad part of our team. We will continue to support the general public so long as you support us. And our fantastic restaurants – we will always be there for you. We cannot wait to see you again.”

• At The Argus, we are championing the work of traders during the coronavirus pandemic as part of our #BackingSussexBusiness campaign. We are always interested to hear how the community is coming together in this crisis. If you know of a local business battling to do all it can in these tough times and/or offering support to the local community, please get in touch at laurie.churchman@theargus.co.uk and rose.lock@theargus.co.uk.