Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow

We may be living one day at a time, but we must keep an eye on the future, argues Glass Times editor Nathan Bushell.

Normality is what we crave, even as we sit at home waiting for the all clear from the government.

Thankfully, ministers have wasted no time in putting together packages to help support everyone – businesses, employees, self-employed, etc – so that this unprecedented lockdown will not cause serious long-term problems.

The most important thing we can do right now is maintain a positive mental attitude, that life hasn’t stopped.

Barely a household or business exists in this country where the uncertainty doesn’t look daunting and disheartening. But we need to see ourselves three months from now, not just the end of this week. Decisions we make now will have a significant impact on our standing come the summer.

Our industry is a fantastic inter-connected supply chain, which is quite unlike any other that I have worked in. Now is the time to make the most of those relationships we have built over the years to weather this unavoidable storm.

Glass Times, for our part, will work as hard as we can to make sure that business messages continue to be circulated to your customers. We are still working on ideas on how best to do this, but we’ll keep printing the magazine, and we’ll increase our presence online.

We are also continuing to work with our supply chain to keep as close a semblance to normality as possible so that once this period of lockdown comes to an end we can pick up where we left off.

Also, if you want to receive your copy of the magazine at home, please contact Andy Westhead directly. He is also happy to discuss ideas you may have regarding advertising, and I am keen to learn how you are planning for the second half of 2020 and beyond.

However, I also want to continue receiving your case studies, product developments, thoughts on changes to the Building Regulations, and views on PVCU recycling.

Covid-19 may have put the brakes on our normal day-to-day lives, but life will continue and we need to be ready for it when it does.