Welcome to my last blog of 2013 (more to come in 2014)!
Despite the uncertain economic conditions, it’s been one of our best years yet, since the business was formed in 1978. I’d love to know how you’ve found 2013 and what your economic predictions are for 2014, too (see below)…
We’ve Expanded (not just our pre-Xmas waistlines)!
Our double-sized head office building is now complete! We now have double the space to deal with the expanding business and to ensure orders continue to be delivered in super-quick time. We’ve also taken on 7 additional staff over the year at our UK office and expect to take on further staff in 2014, too. We have grown by 162% of budget YTD, which I think is the result of taking on additional partners around the world who are seeing an increase in the demand of our products. The growing health and safety market has also helped, as our load cell products ensure the safety of equipment and its operating staff when lifting, offloading, pulling or pushing items up to 1000 tonnes.
How have you found 2013 business-wise and what do you think 2014 will bring? I’m happy to include some of your comments in my next blog as well as include a hyperlink to your company website as a thank you for getting involved! (please email me your comments firstname.lastname@example.org)
I’ve recently been busy on the road delivering our new catalogue and providing training on our new products at Singapore’s Intermarine and Australian Calibrating Services in Melbourne.
New Partner Details
I am delighted to announce Traction Levage as Straightpoint’s exclusive distributor for load cells in France. For all enquiries in France, please contact:
Christophe Fonvieille – ZI de Biver, F-13542 Gardanne, Cedex
T +33 442 654 680
I also welcome our new distributor for Morocco, ATELIER E.M.H
LiftEx: Thanks to those of you who came to see us in Bolton at the LiftEx exhibition stand recently. It was a great success and very enjoyable!
Straightpoint has recently been confirmed as the main sponsor for Portsmouth FC Under 10 team for its 2013-2014 season. The team consists of players who have been scouted from the local area and selected to play for the academy’s elite programme. All of the sponsorship money goes towards the academy, helping to buy the team’s equipment and kits.
Plus, Straightpoint is also community sponsor for Chichester City FC, which will help the football club work towards its vision of providing football opportunities to local people of any age, gender, race, ability, health or wealth as well as offering the change for those with gift and ambition to fulfil their potential.
As a keen football fan and local business man, I saw these sponsorship opportunities as giving something back to the local community in a really positive way.
Hurry - get your orders in soon!
We will be working as usual until 20th December 2013, when we will be closed for the festivities. We will then be open again from 2nd January 2014, so do please contact us with your enquiries or orders as soon as possible to ensure we can deliver for your project start date…
If I don’t speak to you beforehand, I hope you have a fantastic December and a happy, prosperous 2014.