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  • Wired - Editorial With Jon Herbert

    Oct 16, 2012

    At present our business is split fairly evenly between contractor, reseller/wholesaler and OEM markets. A common thread that links most discussions we have is how margins are being squeezed across the board. In some cases goods are free issued by the c

  • Editorial with Jon Herbert

    Jul 18, 2016

    I spent some of April in China and was interested to see the way various factories are dealing with the Western downturn. More Chinese companies are focusing on their expanding home market whilst juggling wage inflation of 20% per annum with a workforce t

  • Editorial With Jon Herbert

    May 30, 2014

    It’s been a good start to the year with the new home automation cables launched at the ISE exhibition (Integrated Systems Europe) in Amsterdam. The show had record attendance with excellent UK visitor numbers and serious interest for our export company FS

  • Wired - Editorial With Jon Herbert

    Oct 16, 2012

    Welcome to Wired from FS Cables. Our ambition is to bring you news from around the industry together with information and updates about our company.

  • Wired - Editorial With Jon Herbert

    Oct 16, 2012

    It would be difficult to write this without acknowledging the current market conditions. Certainly some projects are being put on hold or cancelled and some sectors will spend a lot less this year on development and growth than they did last year. There

  • Wired - Editorial With Jon Herbert

    Oct 16, 2012

    There is quite a bit in this issue about the customer feedback survey and I’d like to add my thanks to all of those that took part. It’s always good to read positive comments but the real reason for doing it was to improve our service. It’s much easier to

  • Wired - Editorial With Jon Herbert

    Oct 15, 2012

    It’s been a fascinating year – we’ve certainly worked harder, hopefully smarter, with a record number of shipments. Copper fluctuations have been as challenging as ever with a fine line between getting pricing right and maintaining stocks. Overall we’ve

  • Wired - Editorial With Jon Herbert

    Oct 15, 2012

    What turbulent times we live in! Copper through the roof and then dropping 10%, summer factory shut-downs, increasing delivery times and world shortages of raw materials, all this while we are in the depths of a world recession!

  • Wired - Editorial With Jon Herbert

    Oct 09, 2012

    In the past few months I’ve amassed a carbon footprint the size of a small island travelling to meet suppliers and look around their factories. Sadly, I haven’t been able to spend as much time as I’d like talking to customers. For me the great value of

  • Wired - Editorial With Jon Herbert

    Oct 09, 2012

    The big news for this issue is our move to larger premises. After 7 years in London Colney we are moving a few miles up the road to a bigger single unit in St. Albans. In true corporate speak ‘we’re all really excited about it’.

  • Wired - Editorial With Jon Herbert

    Oct 09, 2012

    The economic forecasts for UK are grim and I await the next few months with a mixture of fear and optimism. We are now entering uncharted territory. The recessions of the seventies and eighties were slow to start in comparison to the situation we find our

  • Editorial - With Jon Herbert

    Sep 27, 2012

    One thing you can rely on in business today is change. It sometimes appears we have two choices – either change and adapt or die. The latter is clearly less appealing so we’ve decided to change and adapt. But have we got it right? Some years ago we pr