22nd Dec 2020
Christmas may be different this year but we still send our best wishes to all our customers for a happy and hopeful New Year.
In the immortal words of John Lennon, “So this is Christmas, for weak and for strong, for rich and the poor ones, the world is so wrong”. As we come closer to Christmas 2020 it certainly feels like the world is so wrong. It has been such a difficult year for so many people, for so many reasons. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel and Christmas is remains a time to spread joy.
We are looking forward to finishing up this week at EverEdge. Christmas plans have been made, and changed. Some members of the team will be spending time with family in person, others remotely. The important thing is that we make time to be in contact with loved ones by whatever means we can.
We have spent much of 2020 working from home and when we have been in the office, we have been keeping our distance. We are hopeful that the vaccine rollout will see a return to some normality by the summer of 2021.
Our biggest challenge in 2020 has been keeping up with demand. In the early part of the year, our supply chains shut down. This happened at our busiest time of the year and it has taken the rest of the year to get our stocks back up. We manufacture our entire range in the UK, so we have not been reliant on imports but, even so, it has been a difficult time keeping on top of everything.
As we look forward to 2021, there are challenges in our immediate future. Steel shortages, the threat of Covid and uncertainty around Brexit loom large. However, we are confident that things will improve as the year progresses. By the summer, we are hopeful that the country will be back on its feet and steaming ahead.
In the meantime, we are are closing down between the 23rd December and the 4th January. We will be back from the 4th and ready to help with projects large or small, public or private.
I started with John Lennon so I will end with John Lennon. We hope you have “A very merry Christmas, and a happy New Year, let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fear”.