Fall hard or fly

Paul McNamee
Editor
The Big Issue

@pauldmcnamee

When it happens, you fall hard or you fly. And boy, we flew! 

Covid gripped, The Big Issue was off the streets for the first time in 29 years. We had to help vendors and make sure we were to be around when it’s over.

We called out with subscriptions. Readers came. We went into shops (for the first time ever). Readers came. 

We built an App and we built a podcast. We fixed online. 

The public support moved us in majestic, glorious ways.

Like being on the back of a wild horse, it’s terrifying at times. Onwards, we ride!



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