Make the most of it

CEO Simon Thompson reflects on today’s trading update

We must adapt quickly to make the most of our opportunities.

That’s the view of CEO Simon Thompson, on the day we’ve announced a trading update to the markets for the first three months of the year ended June 2021. You can view the details by clicking here.

Simon told colleagues first – in this video posted exclusively on Workplace – and thanked everyone for their hard work to this point.

But there is much more to do.

Simon said: ‘Looking back at the last three months, and I know we tried really hard, we didn’t react quickly enough to the changes in volumes.

‘To grow our business and be more profitable, we have to be much better at reacting to the market, whether it is going up or down to keep our costs in line with our customer demand.

‘We are changing, and the results today show it is working. Thank you.

‘We know the world is still uncertain, so we know we are going to have to react quickly.’

You can hear more from Simon later today, when he is joined by chief financial officer, Liz Law, and director of corporate affairs, Jenny Hall, for a Workplace Live. You can ask your questions directly. Click here to join the Q&A at 3pm.

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21 Jul 2021