Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Radical businessman gives every employee $ 100 to spend locally
Dan Teo of Radiically gave each staff member $ 100 to spend at a local business to support them during the lockdown. Photo / Supplied
Home delivered pastries gave a group of roommates a lockdown treat and helped keep their local bakery going this week.
The $ 100 order of savory, croissants and savory treats was paid for by Auckland businessman Dan Teo and was one of 22 tabs he purchased.
The CEO of consulting firm Radiically gave each of his team members $ 100 to spend at their favorite location. They were asked to buy something that they could take advantage of immediately or when Auckland drops alert levels.
Teo said it was his way of supporting small businesses that couldn’t open below Level 4 or could only offer limited delivery service and were struggling.
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Radical consultant Ben Lewis in Orakei spent his $ 100 on a selection of almond croissants, savory and fresh bread from The Dusty Apron. Lisa Finnemore spent hers on a Victoria Theater voucher in Devonport.
Teo bought his family a DIY lobster roll kit from one of his favorite restaurants, Lobster and Tap, at Auckland Fish Markets.
Radially, which helps businesses adapt and thrive in times of change, had experienced strong growth during Covid.
“We are doing well and are still able to work at level 4, so it was about giving to businesses that have been affected by the lockdown.”
“I gave everyone $ 100 and said go and spend it locally somewhere they would miss if it wasn’t there. Somewhere they want to support.”
Teo urged other business leaders, who had not been affected by the lockdown, to do the same.
“There are a lot of businesses, like ours, still able to work and if they all did, we could really make a difference for business owners who are struggling.
“It’s something small that we can do to support them and enjoy something now or look forward to later.”
Tao said the $ 2,200 spent was also an investment in his team who had worked hard at home during the lockdown.
“It was a really nice way to treat our team and it was great for their well-being, allowing them to do something they wouldn’t normally do.
“It was also a great way for them to show their support for a company they care about and to give back.”
For Ben Lewis and his four roommates, the $ 100 delivery of baked goods from The Dusty Apron was a well-deserved treat.
“We all work from home and have never ordered anything like this before,” he said.
“The Dusty Apron’s almond croissants are the best I have ever had, so this is definitely a place I want to go back in person.”