Let us hope that we set ourselves some new goals and aim high for 2013.
Personally, I am pledging to push forward once again and resolve to do even better through these tough times we are all experiencing – how? By remaining positive and taking the good out of whatever I can.
Let us not forget, there are some good news stories out there in amongst the bad – we just need to search them out.
We have Optrafair to look forward to and a host of up coming optical related events all aimed at helping our industry.
Why not resolve to attend this years professional and trade show at the NEC between April 13-15th. It is there for us all – for those of us who will be exhibiting – it will be a great chance to show off the latest products and services but for others (visitors in attendance) it is to see what is new, meet with suppliers and generally get a feel for how to improve business and move things forward.
I believe that after 3 years of negative growth in this industry, 2013 will be a make or break year for many independents – it is therefore imperative to take positive action and embrace the opportunities that are still out there now.
Sitting back and waiting for another year will surely mean falling even further behind and coming back from that will be a huge mountain to climb – some may even say an impossible journey ….
Every 2 years I see the same faces and don’t get me wrong, many are good friends and great long term customers and I love spending time with them all but this year, it would be a nice change to see some new faces and to let them in to our little (big) secret.
Make this year, the year you make the journey to Birmingham and let us see if we can’t all work together to make 2013 the year that recovery kicked in to UK optical PLC.
The Ghost in the Machine.