2016!! Good or Bad Year?


Well 2016 was some year wasn't it, what with Brexit and Donald Trump being chosen as the next President of the USA, it is certainly leading to 2017 being an interesting one.

2016 also seems like a year where we have lost a lot of household names, people such as broadcasters Terry Wogan, Jimmy Young & Ed "Stewpot" Stewart. Musicians such as David Bowie, Prince, Greg Lake, Keith Emerson, Glenn Frey from the Eagles & Leonard Cohen. Sports stars Muhammad Ali & Johan Cruyff. Actors, Actresses & TV personalities such as Paul Daniels, Ronnie Corbett, Victoria Wood, Gene Wilder, Caroline Ahern, Robert Vaughn & Andrew Sachs.  

I have mentioned just a few here but there are lots more and it seemed not a week went by without another celebrity passing on.

Closer to home we at Subcon Laser have continued to invest in the very latest technology available, and 2016 seen us take delivery of the UK's first Trumpf 8kw fiber laser with Cooline Technology. We also invested in the very latest state of the art 3D laser scanning and inspection system, we have increased turnover by over£1million pounds and have started exporting parts to India.

And it's just nice when someone else recognises your achievements as we also won the Coventry & Warwickshire award for "Excellence in Manufacturing" beating the likes of JLR and the Autins Group whom were the other nominated finalists.

It has also been an interesting first year as gold members of Made in the Midlands, I have attended most of the breakfast morning events, I attended the great Brexit debate and ended up being shadowed by Japanese TV.  We exhibited at the MIM expo in May, I have been interviewed on MIM TV by Ilona Pitt and I also attended the East Mids expo. Oh and I attended the summer drinks reception at the Hotel DuVin, but unfortunately was unable to make the Christmas one.

Speaking of Christmas, I hope all MIM members have a great one and I also wish everyone a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year.

Bring on 2017.