The Palmstead workshop this week informed us of the changes that are occurring.
Major players are retiring.
There are enough of the main players left to provide stability.
New key figures recognise the problems that the industry is facing.
They are right to demand help with this.
They also have the enthusiasm to overcome the economic climate that restricts progress.
As well as providing excellent talks, the workshop gives people a chance to see old friends and make new ones.
The Midlands does not have the wealth of the South East, however I do not let this get me down.
I welcome the chance to mix in the atmosphere that hopefully will help me to continue a little while longer.