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The end of a hard week. The end of an era

The day has come! Today heralds both our annual shut down – yeah!!! – but also for me a very strange landmark. Previously referred to as right hand, alias head of sales, alias my son leaves the company today after six years…

He is off working his way round the world, including a very daunting sounding trek of Great Wall of China in the spring for the wonderful charity Have a Heart that raises money for underprivileged children. He would welcome donations on this!  

Because his heart has not really been with us for a while, I can see that while he will leave a huge gap, it will in some ways be beneficial to the business and indeed am absolutely thrilled with the new sales team we have put together. That notwithstanding, as a mum watching him hand in his keys for the last time and knowing he will not be there when we come back in September it is – if I allow it – hugely emotional. The wild leaving party that has been planned for this evening is a bit of a black spot in my diary and I will be glad to wake up tomorrow and find it is finally all over.

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