A Busy Summer...and some thoughts
The blog has been dormant. My apologies. Suffice to say, we have been busy this summer. We have been pleasantly surprised at how busy our first summer as a business has been, but grateful that we are not completely slammed either.
Amongst some things that have kept us very occupied is that we have been working tirelessly with the City of London to make sure that all the products we sell here are up to their requirements. This has not been easy, but we are glad to say we are moving forward, albeit slowly. We are hoping to be fully operational in London next year, so, our fingers are crossed.
Matt and I moved in to our own home in early July, and we are juggling settling in and running this business with Jack and Alice. In the mean time, we are still receiving phone calls and requests for estimates and we are kept busy with installations all the way to September.
A few weeks ago, we were also able to go away as a business to reflect and take time to consider who we are as a business and how we want to build our foundations. A strong foundation is vital for longevity and that is what we want to build the business upon. So, busy as we were (and are!), we took time to stop and listen to the heartbeat of the business. We left with more thoughts, and have continued developing some key ideas and thoughts for our business. We are pondering on our written mission, and are developing our business values as we speak.
Every business should take time to ponder these things. We are more than just money making machines. Our business should affect the world we live in positively in every way we can comprehend. It takes courage, and a lot of hard work but we hope to get there.
So, here's to the rest of the summer. Thank you for being a part of our lives.
On behalf of the team,
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