I was replying to a report they had tweeted a link to where SIG Trading had described the coming year as flat and not all that positive.
One very obvious trend and buzzword so far this year is the use of “challenging”. SIG must be the fifth or sixth company to have used that word to describe their thoughts on this coming year. But to try and get the perspective of our industry, and that of different market segments, I have set up three dedicated polls below.
One for installers, one for fabricators and manufacturers and one for the systems companies. They all ask the same question, but it’s been split to see if different areas of the UK glazing sector have differing opinions on where they see the market going this year.
They’re all anonymous polls, often the best way to get some honest results. Before you leave this post today, please take a second to vote in the poll that you fall in, and contribute your honest opinion.
What is the point?
For me, polls like this do have their uses. Firstly, it gives us a rough temperature of the mood in the market place right now. From there we can start to gather an idea as to the performance of our industry over the coming 12 months.
These polls also gives us the chance to react to changes before they happen. If, for example, these polls show results that our industry believes we’re headed on a downward path, businesses could use that as a heads up and make changes to their companies to try and get ahead of the curve.
The more information and feedback we all have the better prepared we can all be. Obviously this isn’t 100% accurate. But the more that place their votes, the better the general mood we can ascertain.