It’s December, so it’s hardly surprising that there has been some bad weather in the UK. Even a little bit of snow, cold and ice can easily cause difficulties for the national networks of motorways, railways and delivery infrastructure.
And the level to which even a small flurry of frozen water can cause enormous disruption is a national embarrassment. I say that as someone from the South of England… you may well have had a decent number of inches up your way. Not so much down here.
But having spent several winters visiting Germany, where they do get very much more than a flurry, I know that over there that they cope with much more significant snowfalls without missing a beat. See also Canada, for instance, and Scandinavia. They must surely chuckle at what brings parts of the UK to a standstill.
And this year a lot of schools have been closed too as the snow fell. All of the above are business problems. Not least because when the schools are out, your staff can’t make it into work, because they’re back at home looking after the kids.
And, obviously, depending where you are in the country, the story will be different. It’s not unusual, after all, to experience significant snowfall in Scotland and not see it reported at all in the media.
That said, this year we have seen quite a bit of snow and low temperatures in the Midlands and North of England that is quite unusual.
Has your experience of bad weather matched up to the media reports of snow related problems down your way? Do let us know where you are.
Have you heard from delivery companies and couriers who have claimed to have been negatively impacted by the bad weather?
Will your Christmas seasonal selling be negatively impacted by the weather?
Have you experienced significant problems with delivery? And, more importantly, have you had any problem customers related to the same?