Chairman's Reports


Spring 2019

I have started and stopped this several times in an attempt to portray the right picture and this is likewise probably doomed! Brexit; I am writing this not knowing whether we will or won’t, whether we will smoothly exit or crash out, but businesses have really been left high and dry in terms of options. […]

Winter 2019

Well both Christmas and New Year are over, and I hope that in both business and personal life, you are in a good place.  So in 2019 we might just see a Brexit deal done, and I hope that we can then all get on with our own lives and move on to solving all […]

Autumn 2018

Traditionally September and October are awaited with bated breath by farmers across the globe, be it Apricots and Hazels in Turkey or Almonds and Walnuts in California, waiting for more sun, more rain or even the reverse.  And then we have exchange rates, fluctuating on a word from the politicians, bankers or interested parties, and […]

Summer 2018

A Royal wedding does wonders for the atmosphere and weather and brightens the mood of shoppers.  Unfortunately, it has not improved the dismal level of the pound, but it did confirm that society continues to evolve, and change can cause problems in the retail world.  Shopping habits change, and we all need to be quick […]

Spring 2018

Time really does fly;  I remember reading 1984, watching 2001 Space Odessey (I think in the late 60’s) and here we are already in 2018.  I’ve recently seen Blade Runner 2049 – by then I will be 104 and probably no longer writing these reports! I have had a lovely visit to see Ben and […]

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