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Author: Richard Gyde Created: Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Observations about Mila Hardware and our industry

Monday was officially labelled ‘Blue Monday’ – apparently the most depressing day of the year because Christmas is over, the weather is grey and most of us have already given up on our New Year’s Resolutions.

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Having just returned from two weeks in China and India, I probably should be saying 快乐的圣诞节 and हैप्पी क्रिसमस aswell which apparently mean Happy Christmas in Chinese and Hindi, but I apologise in advance if Google Translate has let me down here!

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Last Friday was the big night – the G-13 Awards held at the Hilton in Park Lane.  Long recognised as the largest and most prestigious awards event in the glass and glazing calendar, this year the organisers had upped their game even further with new categories, new independent judges and a concerted campaign to attract a record number of entries.

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Like many men of a certain age, I’m embracing Mo-vember this year and growing a moustache to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

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At the beginning of October, I posted a blog saying that we had achieved our best daily sales turnover in five years...

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Last Friday evening was the official End of Ride event for the Hope 66 charity bike ride when all the riders and support crew met up again at a hotel near to the Hope House children’s hospice in Oswestry to celebrate what we had achieved and relive some of the best – and worst - moments.

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It was pizza all round at our Daventry HQ last week to mark our best daily sales turnover in the past five years.

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Jet lag permitting, today is my first full day back in the office after my epic Route 66 charity cycle challenge.

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This Friday, 9 August, Dave Horton, our Key Accounts Manager, celebrates 30 years with Mila...

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After so long spent searching out any green shoots of recovery, over the past couple of weeks it seems we’re now being inundated with good news.

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