Signing off

Glass Times editor Nathan Bushell presents the last newsletter of the year, and his last as editor.

As I write this, The UK population is scratching its head, wondering what will happen between Christmas and the new year. Will there be a lockdown? Will kids return to school, or learn from home instead? Will there be support for businesses adversely affected by the spread of the Omicron variant?

Yes, these are trying times, but nothing is so trying as uncertainty. As business leaders set out their strategies for the coming year, it is difficult to plan with any certainty if they don’t know if the economy is going to work freely; a plan of action, a goal, anything to work towards basically.

It is with this in mind that I find myself in awe at the leadership so prevalent in our industry, when it is so lacking elsewhere. I am referring to the ‘United Front’ campaign and the strength displayed by a collective voice. I take my hat off to each and every company on that list.

This is my last newsletter as editor. As from January, Luke Wood will be serving up a weekly mix of news and comment. I will say my final goodbyes in the January print edition of the magazine, but as this is the last newsletter before Christmas, all of us at Glass Times wish all of our readers and advertisers a relaxing festive break, and a healthy and prosperous new year.