Some Sad Goodbyes30 Oct 2020
It is with real sadness that we have to let you know of some changes to the TSS team.
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Hi! So I just wanted to take a minute just to update you on what's been happening here at TSS.
Obviously nearly seven months ago now we had to shut down because of Coronavirus, just like many others, and I won't lie it's been a difficult seven months.
So we've seen we've been really badly affected on the hire side and over that period our income is down 99.2% on the same period last year, so obviously that's had quite a major impact. We're fortunate in that we've got the project side of the business, so although that has been affected we have been able to carry on, and we have had work, and we're massively grateful to all our customers and suppliers who've been supporting us.
But obviously the impact on the hire side is something that is just - it's too big. We can't carry on as we are and the government is basically ignoring our industry somewhat, but that's another issue!
What it does mean is that we've come to the point where we have no choice and we've had to make some redundancies. It's not where we wanted to be, it's not something we ever thought we would have to do, but circumstances have meant that that's what it's come to. And it's no reflection at all on any of the team – as I say, if it wasn't for this situation this wouldn't be happening.
But sadly this is where we've come to and so I can tell you that at the end of the month, both Stephen and Matt Streeter will be leaving us. And I'm sure that you will join us in wishing them the best in where they go next. I'm sure that both of them will move on to bigger and better things - I mean they both started with us as freelancers before they came full time, so we probably haven't seen the last of them, you may well see them again hopefully in the future. But as I say for now, sadly, that's the position that that we''ve found ourselves in.
So I just wanted to update you on that. Any questions just give us a shout. As I say I'm sure you'll join us in wishing Matt and Stephen all the best as they leave us and move on.