It has always been a tough market for small businesses, but, as supply issues begin to ease in some sectors, they are now being hit with increases in costs for energy. Whilst CAB is not in the business of supplying energy, we can help by bringing businesses together to share ideas and methodologies that help reduce costs.
Training, whilst often an upfront cost, will help reduce costs in the long run by reducing potential remedial work required on site. Interestingly, the CAB website stats for January puts our CAB Curtain Wall Installer CSCS Card as the most viewed page. You can read more about the up to date scheme in the recent CAB press editorial.
We have had an excellent uptake for the Williams F1 Spring Forum members event in March. Located in Wantage, Oxfordshire, Williams Racing F1 is a purpose-built experience centre and museum. Exhibiting their Formula 1 cars and trophies. It is easily accessible with on-site parking. This will be our second visit to this stunning venue; the last one back in 2010.
CAB’s State of Trade Survey for the last quarter of 2021, completed in association with the CPA, has been issued and leads us into a CPA forecast of a reasonable busy first half of 2022 with a questionable second half of the year. You can read more in the CAB press editorial.
At CAB we will continue to review the market and let you have insights when we get them. Please help us by completing the short survey for the first quarter of 2022 when the invite comes out in early April. To obtain a copy of the fourth quarter, 2021 report, please use your member log-in and then follow this link to download the full PDF data.
Finally I’d like to touch on membership by thanking all those members who have covered their subscriptions for 2022 and thought a reminder of your member benefits may be helpful, please follow this link for a quick reminder. Please also feel free to pass this link onto and suppliers of customers in our industry who may wish to learn more.
CAB Chief Executive