I often use metaphors to explain how I see a situation. I mentioned to the team on 24 March that I felt we were like an army platoon enclosed by a great wall, walking in darkness toward a tiny distant light. I knew our platoon would emerge from this crisis shining and strong – and we have. We have broken through the wall with our heads held high, not consumed by what other companies are doing, rather focused on our own game.
As we emerge from Lockdown, I applaud our country and government for helping us, and am proud to say:
- From 1 July 2020 we are the official contractor to Auckland Council Healthy Waters for Treatment Devices, Auckland-wide.
- We have promoted two innovative and talented individuals: Claire Story to Office Manager and Sonny Chan to Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager.
- An A3 7000l vacuum truck is on order, to be delivered in October.
- Despite the knocks and challenges of Covid19, all Dutton Stormwater staff have retained their positions.
I feel proud of how Dutton Stormwater has operated throughout this crisis and am proud of each of you for being brave and kind.