Getting On: Whatever The Weather!
29 June 2018
Whilst the country has very much been basking in a heatwave for what feels a while now, here at David Salisbury, it means that working conditions can become more challenging, both out on site and in our factory in Somerset.
Even though Oscar Wilde once said, “conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative,” as a country, we certainly like nothing better than talking about the latest forecast.
As a considerate employer, the directors of the business have been making visits to the local shops to buy ice creams for all staff here at head office, but particularly for those working on the factory floor. With two shifts a day, covering eighteen hours of the day, to get around, that’s a lot of ice creams!
Starting at the very front end with our network of sales designers, who are spread around the country, through to our dedicated manufacturing team who’s tireless work is currently seeing historically high levels of output from our factory - and everyone in between - we are working in line with the acronym for TEAM, we discussed in last week’s Blog: Together Everyone Achieves More.
Alongside the heat, the other dominant news story has obviously been the World Cup. Some of the late manufacturing shift worked additional hours earlier in the week in order to take it in turns to watch the England v Belgium match. Whilst the result might not have gone England’s way, has the outcome opened up a potentially easier way forward through the competition? Judging by the author’s standing in the David Salisbury World Cup Football game, we would not want to predict that!
Whilst the sun shines and England are still in the World Cup, anything seems possible – whatever the weather and outcome of the footfall, we will still be producing more of our award-winning orangeries, garden rooms and timber sash windows.
As we head off for what promises to be another beautiful weekend, let’s remember another meteorological quote: “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine” (credit: Anthony J. D'Angelo).