As the summer of 2019 begins to wind down we are winding up for the start of the new academic year. Refreshed and raring to go we are looking forward to a great year ahead. There are new products to launch and conferences and exhibitions to plan for and most importantly a new website to launch.
We are constantly amazed at the creativity out there. Our mail regularly contains new book and product ideas and although we only re-sell other publishers and manufacturers products we are always ready to take a look at these ideas and pass on our recommendations as to who to approach to get them fulfilled.
The political and economic backdrop might be uncertain but we are going in to these last few months of 2019 and the prospect of 2020 with huge enthusiasm and expecatation of further great things. Our business is growing and there is only one person we can thank for that – you, the customer. Thank you!
We were in Manchester in early May for the first ever TES SEN Show North. The Islington version of the show has been a fixture on the SEN circuit for many, many years but its location in London has meant that many have been unable to attend. MA Exhibitions who took over management of the London show a couple of years ago bravely decided to take the show to the north and we were very proud to be part of this launch. While the numbers of attendees were perhaps lower than hoped, one explanation being SATS the following week, we met many delegates and were able to show off our wide range of practical resources.
Sue Smits of Morrells Handwriting joined us for the Friday and was much in demand demonstrating her range of handwriting books which we stock. Sue has been very influential in the handwriting community and has been much involved recently with the DfE at a ministerial level in efforts to change and build the curriculum around the teaching of this critical skill.