It was good to have the opportunity for some quality and relaxed time with Hugh, we also had time to walk around each plant and discuss the Gripple model of “Employee Share Ownership”.
Hugh is clearly a passionate and a staunch “Manufacture in the UK” advocate, the same as our Chairman Richard Hobbs. We are a Wakefield Manufacturer and always intend to remain so but we also want to penetrate the European Market, we wanted the opportunity to discuss our strategy and seek Hugh’s valued views. It was encouraging to us that Hugh had experienced difficulty penetrating the German Market and he reinforced our belief that we had a good understanding of the challenges we face and that we had done our research to have a plan of how to react to those challenges.
Its early days for us but a valuable and enjoyable half day with Hugh and we came away with a lot of thoughts on how to proceed with our exciting strategy.
Thank you for organising Libby and my thanks to Hugh for his time.