Before COVID-19 we had the best start to our financial year (December to March) that we had ever had.
We were very confident with the strength of the market and had committed to another £750k in capex on a new print machine and then all things changed in the blink of an eye with the emerging news globally of the pandemic.
By Mid-March all our exhibition and events clients had literally vanished as all shows had been cancelled and our construction and retail business took a massive downturn.
At the point of lockdown we had to think hard and fast like many as to what we were going to do, we were fortunate enough that our supermarket clients were still spending reasonable amounts with us and they and other business and services in the public sector started to talk to us about PPE and Safety Screens.
At that point the market exploded and the requirements for floor vinyl’s and sneeze screens grew exponentially, with this in mind we decided to make sure we had raw materials to be able to supply our clients, and we invested a huge amount of money in acrylic and floor vinyl’s as it complimented our skill sets in both fabrication and print capacity and from mid-April to today’s date we have been working 3 shifts 7 days a week. We also launched a brand-new online store getsocialdistancing.com to provide our clients with a quick and easy way of ordering their safety signage, getting them back to their place of work safely.
Safety signage throughout stores
signage, PPE, screens