How 5 Businesses in Surrey Are Turning Around During COVID

After a challenging six months, Surrey businesses are continuing to push forward and find new ways to reach their customers. Here are a few local businesses that have been making changes to their business structure to reintroduce customers!


Exercise is a great way to beat the blues, especially during a global pandemic. Unfortunately for many gym-goers, finding ways to exercise has been a challenge over the last few months. As gyms and studios reopened in June, changes and adaptations have been made to fit the needs of the facilities. Local spin trainers, Spinhouse, have made extra efforts to ensure both their South Surrey and Fleetwood studios are in immaculate shape. These measures include deep cleanings, restricted class sizes, and limited amenities. Guests are expected to follow procedures and sanitize surfaces regularly for operations to continue. Burn off some stress and book a spin class today!

Joseph Richard Group

Following the closure of restaurants in mid-March, Joseph Richard Group was quick to adapt their business strategy. To support staff and keep customers happy, JRG implemented several new offerings that brought the restaurant experience one step closer to home. JRG launched its new liquor delivery app, LIQR. LIQR’s virtual store offers a huge selection of beer, wine, and spirits to choose from, as well as a variety of craft cocktail kits that can be delivered right to customer doors. In addition to the LIQR app, JRG also released a new range of deliverable DIY meal kits. These kits offered a great way to serve up a home-cooked meal without having to go purchase ingredients. Although restaurants are now reopened for service, JRG continues to offer home deliverables for those who are most comfortable at home.

Basant Motors

While buying a new vehicle might not be for everyone right now, there remain customers who require a new vehicle, making car dealers an essential service! Basant Motors has been accepting appointments for customers so that they may safely look at the vehicles available. With new measures in place and strict sanitization, Basant Motors has been able to welcome guests back to the auto shop. The company has put out a kind message, offering help to those who are in need. Those who are struggling to afford essential items are encouraged to reach out to Basant Motors and ask for help, free of any judgment.

Peddemors Group

Similar to cars, houses have remained an essential service throughout the past few months. Local Realtors, Peddemors Group, have found a way to continue showing their homes while managing the ongoing pandemic. In response to the community shutdown, Peddemeors has been launching virtual open houses across Surrey! Using their Facebook group as a source, Peddemors has been able to show clients entire homes without any of the social risks. The rise of virtual showings is expected to be seen across the province as more people opt to stay home.


Located at the heart of Surrey’s City Centre, Civic hotel has taken the time to craft new protocols to increase the cleanliness of the hotel and ensure the safety of all guests. These new protocols have included heightened cleaning and sanitizing processes, using Marriott-approved, hospital-grade disinfectant cleaners, as well as new cleaning technologies. All rooms are cleared for a minimum of 48 hours before new guests enter, as well as a new requirement for facial coverings in public hotel spaces. To keep guests well-fed, Civic is now offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner with in-room dining served right to your hotel room. Each guest will receive a digital PDF of the menu to promote a touchless experience. Civic is excited to welcome back guests and ensure a safe but enjoyable staycation!






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