Quarterly-ish Roundup Volume #3
Written by Tom Cash, April 1st 2020
Welcome! This quarter we're talking about the status of our office move and recruitment drive, how we are working around COVID-19, sales growth for the 2019/2020 period and more.
As you may have read, due to a rapidly growing order book, we had planned to scale up throughout 2020 by moving to a bigger office, building a bigger team and improving our internal systems.
Whilst we are still working towards these goals, primarily we are doing our utmost to ensure that we do not contribute towards the unnecessary spread of the COVID-19 virus.
To protect our team and others, all staff are working remotely and all current and upcoming training courses have been postponed. We have also cancelled or postponed all non-essential business operations such as the office move, our recruitment drive and all external meetings.
We still have staff dedicated to deliveries and packages will be sent and received as normal.
In other news, January saw us win another round of grant funding as part of the HMRC's Customs Training and IT Grants Scheme. The money was used for new Apple Mac laptops, allowing the team to work remotely.
Also in January we started a new monthly newsletter feature called `Foxmere News` where we share news from Foxmere HQ, we discuss hot products and journal updates, we review upcoming training courses and we share the latest news and jobs from the manufacturing sectors.
If you have a job vacancy or some news to share, please contact us via the website or via firstname.lastname@example.org — we don't charge for our features.
In February, we gave away some Foxmere Technologies swag in a competition on Twitter.
Thank you to everyone who took part and a big well done to DKL Rubber who got the answer spot on!
This wasn't our first competition and it won't be our last so, if you want to join in the fun, follow @foxmere on Twitter to see the latest from the Foxmere team.
Last and by no means least, it was the Foxmere Technologies company birthday on February 23rd. To mark the occasion, we took the staff and their partners out for a meal to Adam's restaurant in Birmingham where we celebrated a 47% year-on-year growth and enjoyed some of the best food Birmingham has to offer.
It was a truly special AGM and we held a toast to the many that have worked with and supported us over the last 12 months — thank you everyone!
Finally, stay safe friends. These truly are unique and trying times and it's important that we all stay vigilant and consider others at all times.