Some small businesses have been able to adapt quickly to the constraints of lockdown by either amending their online strategy or taking up e-commerce for the first time.

Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners, said "SMEs are battling and often don't have the financial muscle" to survive a lockdown of this length, but e-commerce has opened a world of opportunity for them...

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