As the coronavirus outbreak continues to disrupt industries, its effects could spark a rethink of how the world does business.

Or at least that’s what Paul Brown – the founder and chief executive of start-up BOL, which produces nutritious veg pots, salad jars and super soups – is hoping for.

“A month ago I thought that my business would be 50 per cent bigger than it is now. But I do passionately believe in a growth mindset and I do believe that tough times don’t last but tough people do. We are going to get through this together,” Brown tells The Independent.