Hello! Well, just like last years message, I didn’t think I would still be working from home writing the annual Christmas message… but it’s fair to say it has been another strange year hasn’t it?! Don’t worry though. I won’t dwell too much on the negative aspects of 2021, we’ve all been through it after all!
Another year of growth:
In 2020, we managed to weather the storm of the pandemic and I’m proud to say that 2021 has seen us do the same. We started the year with the disappointing (but inevitable) cancellation of the Bett Show. But here at VeryPC, we were determined not to let COVID ruin another one of our plans. We brought everything you would’ve got from our stand (apart from our smiling faces) to 500 of our education customers doors in the form of our VeryPC Goodie Box, which I’m pleased to say went down an absolute treat. We also took this opportunity to launch our first ever product catalogue – a big thanks to all those involved in the production of this. It’s a real achievement for us.
Our production and warehouse teams once again superbly pulled it out of the bag this year and came together to smash the records that they had previously set, by producing more PCs this Summer than ever before. It’s no mean feat to do this under workplace social distancing guidelines, but our team always deliver.
Talking of delivering, a key achievement for us this year has been the launch of our new online shop. For us, having our products available to purchase at the click of a button is a massive step forwards and the reaction we’ve had so far has been superb. My thanks go to all those involved in the project and also to ASUS and Western Digital for the support across our range of products and peripherals.
We have also been extremely fortunate to welcome a host of new faces to our family this year. With David and Jack joining our sales team, Stephen joining our technical team, Dan joining our purchasing team and at the time of writing, recruitment is currently ongoing for our growing marketing department too.
But of course, we can’t do it without you and the support you give us. If you’re a new customer, then welcome to the family and we look forward to seeing a lot more of you in 2022 and to those that have been with us for a while, thank you again for the continued support.
Holiday closing times:
The VeryPC team are looking forward to putting on their new festive slippers, enjoying some mulled wine and perhaps a few chocolates over the festive period. So with that in mind…
We’ll be closed from 5pm on Thursday 23rd December until 8.30am on Tuesday 4th January 2022.
Our support team will be operating a reduced service during this period. If you're a Managed Support customer please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or for warranty support, drop us a line on email@example.com and you’ll be contacted ASAP.
From myself and all of the VeryPC family, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Fingers crossed that we can all catch up with each other at Bett 2022 in person and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in our 18th birthday year!
Andy, Managing Director.