I like August, for me and historically for our business, July and August being typical British holiday season months bring a little bit of calm and normality (usually!) The grass slows a little with the heat hence the workshop catches up a little, sales dwindle slightly and in turn my staff hopefully get a life back and the stress levels drop – I hate to say this because the last thing I want to do is stress any member of staff out however the highs and lows of any modern day business juggling with keeping staff happy and actually making profit in the highly competitive internet / social media driven world are enough to drive anyone to stress and perhaps drink in some cases !!!!!!
We only do two shows a year – rightly or wrongly ? They are very expensive and very time consuming and if the weather turns for the worse even more so, new equipment can end up scratched and dirty thus taking value out of the product, that said, they are used as ‘good PR’ with our valued customers, the Westmorland show in particular attracts thousands of potential customers so is a great local location for us to show our worth and let all our existing customers call in for a coffee and a natter – so bring it on !
If I am honest I used to love doing shows, but not so much now ! (done it sooo many times) however, I try and involve different staff to ease the job in hand and of course give them a break from the day to day stuff, show day itself (let alone the before and after) at the Westmorland starts at 6am and finishes usually around 9pm – its a long day, and although in my case much of this is just spent talking, I am physically and mentally knackered after it!
Hot off the press for the show season is 0% FINANCE on ALL of the Kubota range of utility vehicles, we will indeed have RTV X900 – Powerful, Reliable and now even more affordable ………on our show stand for all to see.
We will try and also exhibit many new products – STIHL’s new range of affordable cordless lithium ion powered garden tools, STIGA’s growing in popularity range of exceptional mulching mowers and many more items of innovative machinery to make life easier for you on the farm and in the garden.
Come and see us on our stand, have a coffee and a chat (hopefully not taking shelter!)
The Westmorland County Show – September 8th – 8AM -5PM at Crooklands Nr Kendal.
Its a great, local day out for everyone !!