May 15th represents a very special day in the S4PL calendar as it marks our 10 year anniversary!
When I launched the business back in 2009 I had no idea I would still be doing this a whole decade later. My employer at the time was shutting its door and I was completely left out in the lurch. Instead of worrying about it, myself and a dear colleague of mine Rod Howard (who has since retired) decided to go it alone and that’s how Solutions 4 Polymers Ltd was born.
As with any other small business, the past 10 years have not been without their fair share of trials and tribulations, but instead of focussing on the bad, I would like to use this as an opportunity for positivity.
S4PL has allowed me to not just visit every corner of the UK, but also to travel far and wide all over the world, Increasing not only my technical expertise but also my business acumen. I have made connections, friends, and partnerships that will last a lifetime. I have been able to use my passion for the industry, skills, and experience to have a direct impact in building the workforces for so many companies.
Along the way, I have also gained a few pearls of wisdom which feel appropriate to share at a time like this.
- Good business is about good relationships
- Worrying won’t get the job done
- Take a leap of faith and see where it takes you
And to quote S4PL’s ethos – there is a solution to everything, we might just not of thought of it yet.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all clients and colleagues past and present for your support. Without you, we would not be here 10 years later. We look forward to what the future may bring and continue to work with you going forward.