New record for Supplies of PPE

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We have just broken our record for supplies of PPE as yet another large consignment of face masks arrives for our customers.  This time a truck loads of 3 ply type IIR masks – the sought preferred by care homes and other health care providers.  It’s the only 3 ply mask which has certified fluid…

Another order for face masks dispatched

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Yet another order of desperately needed PPE equipment dispatched today by our hard working staff.  Another 100,000 face masks and face visors on the way over the next few days. It’s important we all try and do our bit to help keep our hardworking front line staff safe. That includes not just hospitals, but also…

Ever wondered how face masks are made?

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It’s an unusual site in Western Europe to see people out and about wearing face masks – but sadly its becoming all to common.  In Italy it’s very common now, in Germany it’s recommended you wear one when you go out and France has just ordered 1 billion masks! They are also now starting to…

Corona Virus Supplies

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As the country enters what is going to be a very challenging and difficult period we have switched are attention to helping businesses and the country in the best way we can.  We have therefore been in regular contact and latterly intense negotiations with suppliers in China.  One of the biggest challenges has been sourcing…

Service Update – Corona Virus

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Update on the commercial situation in China on 19 February 2020  The effects of the corona virus outbreak (or COVID-19 as it’s now called) continue to be felt across China.  There are however some positive signs.  Both the number of new cases and the number of fatalities is falling and has done so for the…

Service Update – Corona Virus outbreak

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Wednesday 12 February 2020 Following a government ordered extension to the Chinese New Year Holiday businesses were expected to re open yesterday 10 February.  However due to the on going virus outbreak this has not been straight forward.  In some areas including Hubei the virtual lockdown continues making it impossible for factories and businesses to…

A reflection on China

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My annual visit to China was as usual eventful and full of surprises.  The pace of change in China never ceases to amaze me and this time was no exception. Reports the economy in China is slowing are undoubtedly true but one should not underestimate the size and power of the economy here. The economy…

Roasted Chestnuts in the fireplace?

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Now the general election is over we can turn our intention to Christmas.   The tree lights are on as we sit in front of the log fire with some chestnuts generally roasting on the fire perhaps? Surely one of those evocative Christmas sights and aromas.   But stop if you will and spare a moment to…

Some positive news on trading in the era of Brexit

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As yet another deadline for Brexit approaches the uncertainty for UK businesses continues.  As a result the value of Stirling plummets to new depths and the costs of imports increases.  Every way you turn the message seems doom and gloom, from suggestions of food and medicines shortages to queues of lorries stretching from Dover to…

Another Happy Customer

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The week starts with news of a successful delivery of fork lift trucks and electric pallet trucks to one of our customers.  Single large items of Machinery like this come with particular challenges from choice of the right product, ensuring the product is suitable for use in the UK and checking all the relevant certificates…