I’ve just got back from a short but sweeeeet week in Thailand for Boxing Day and New Year after a hectic Christmas period of retail fairs, last minute Christmas orders and commissions.
It was a perfect opportunity to slow down and reflect on what a whirlwind of a year 2016 was for my little business.
I’m very grateful to have such a kind and creative network of stockists around the world that I supply to and an awesome, supportive bunch of sales agents around the UK. I’m also lucky to have welcomed a full-time member of staff to the LMD team – my Dad! It was a big and intense interview process and Osc and I had our doubts, but his spreadsheets are more beautiful than my cards, so he’s here to stay!!
We’ve got 4 trade shows booked up for 2017, with Spring Fair fast approaching – gulp! Shows of any kind test my organisation skills and stress levels to their absolute max, as it doesn’t come naturally to me to plan in advance. Watch this space.
Anyway, Happy New Year everybody! I hope it’s the best one yet!