After shelving its listing plans, WeWork trimmed back its business, closing roughly 100 locations and pulling out of some of the more tangential ventures – such as a wave pool maker – to which Mr Neumann had committed the company. It now employs one third of the staff it did in September 2019.
However, charity shops are better prepared this time, Mr Osterley said. Take for example Stockport hospice charity, Beechwood Cancer Care. There's been a queue of customers at its Heald Green precinct. But it is only open to shoppers, not droppers, this week.