Like so many businesses we’ve been stopped in our fledgling tracks by the Covid-19 pandemic. It took us a long time to find a location and to set up Macpot - we’ve both taken on substantial loans, made personal sacrifices, and taken major career moves. Our team also took personal risks to join what we all hoped was going to be a thriving young startup. We were all excited to join Sheffield’s rapidly changing foodie scene and were overwhelmed by the response - THANK YOU.
We reluctantly closed our doors on the 20th March and have spent the last six weeks battling with HMRC and the Valuations Office to try and access the support Rishi Sunak promised wouldn’t leave anybody behind. But we have been rejected at every turn. We can’t furlough anyone on our team and we aren’t eligible for a business grant. Without any government funding, we’re facing unpayable bills and months of empty paydays.
The love we received in our first three weeks was fantastic and we really hope you want to see us reopen with an even bigger bang as much as we do. Think of the terrace in this weather!
Your support would mean we could:
- Pay our team who have been unable to earn during this period and cannot receive furlough pay
- Pay our rent and other overheads which will allow us to open for takeaways via a delivery platform such as Just Eat
Any donation would be massively appreciated and each week we’re going to enter anyone who donates £25 or more into a raffle to win a fabulous Macpot prize. Thank you in advance for anything you can do - we’re not giving up the fight.
If you follow us on social media we are also running a pre-order service for ‘bake at home’ Macpots. You can order directly with us for you, your family or even a neighbour and we’ll deliver to your house for free on a Friday. They’re perfect for popping in the fridge or freezer and then whacking in the oven on those nights you just can’t face cooking. AGAIN. Follow @MacpotKitchen on Insta, Facebook and Twitter for more information.