I just wanted to provide our customers with a further update in terms of the latest situation.
As with many companies, we are still not fully operational and still have staff on furlough. That said, I have to say that the level of sales achieved over the past 3 months has been extremely pleasing given that a third of our shop floor workforce are furloughed. We have a very committed, determined group of employees both on the shop floor and in the offices and the way that they have all handled a stressful and worrying situation has been exemplary.
The broader outlook is very positive, and this is backed up by the volume of new enquiries that we are receiving all the time. There is no doubt that we can all learn an awful lot from this pandemic, and to us it seems that people are more determined than ever to buy British in future wherever they possibly can. Sometimes we have no choice other than to buy from China, but where there is a choice it is extremely important to support British businesses, and that is especially relevant now. We are in regular contact with all our customers, are delighted to see several returning to work and hope to be able to see everyone soon for a good catch up!
In the meantime stay safe and if anyone has any questions or needs assistance with orders, we are contactable at any time.