“The last few weeks have been challenging to say the least for the country and the world, and no one really knows what the future holds - we just all want this wretched virus to go away so we can get on with our lives once more.
We are fortunate enough to have plenty of space within our office at our Battersea Base to social distance. Where once it almost felt like too much room, it has certainly been a saviour in safely separating the team into two offices - we almost need an intercom system to talk to each other about day to day events! We are striving to stay safe and healthy as well as keeping the business treading water until such a time as we are through these unprecedented times.
Whilst we can safely operate in line with Public Health England and Government guidelines, I feel a responsibility to keep my medium size businesses afloat. Not just as a business owner striving to keep as many employees gainfully employed as possible, but also as someone who is truly passionate about providing the very best shutters and service to customers in the market.
I was very comforted when I arrived at work this morning, where our skeleton staff is gradually growing again having been able to bring some furlough employees back post the min 3 week period, to see ANOTHER delivery of about 1500 boxes of custom made clients shutters (the 3rd in 2 weeks) in our warehouse. It continues to give myself, and my team, hope that some sort of functioning progress continues to be made and orders are being fulfilled. This is much to the delight of our customers who clearly have more time at home to look and study their bare windows.
I would like to thank all our customers, old and new, for supporting Plantation Shutters during these challenging times. Some days it feels we are almost giving shutters away just to keep busy (an opportunity plenty of our customers have cleverly seized), but your continued support is very much appreciated and we will not falter in our service or compromise standards in the face of adversity.” - Rob James, Owner.