Many businesses are feeling the pressure at the moment. If there is a positive from this recession is seems to make many companies try harder and evaluate what changes can be made within their business in order to push it forward.
From speaking to friends and acquaintances it seems that they still visit restaurants, maybe not as frequently but it's an activity which brings people together and cheers us up when life feels a bit tough. Recently I visited a local pub/restaurant on a Monday evening, expecting it to be quiet, to my surprise it was bubbling with activity and the interesting thing was that it was situated in the countryside a few miles away from a village or town. So why was it so popular? Well, the food was very good and reasonably priced, the staff were extremely pleasant and obliging and the décor and surroundings were comfortable and interesting. This business seems to have the correct formula, and if trade isn't as good as previously then it wasn't obvious.
After this experience I considered other establishments I have recently visited. One eatery came to mind, the food is acceptable, the staff pleasant and its in a more populated area, but it was quiet. I remember the décor, they had repainted walls and added a few decorative touches lately but the timber doors looked tired and scratched. When visiting the wash rooms I noticed the doors were more dilapidated, with a selection of locks and bolts which had stopped working, hadn't been removed, just had new ones added. I know I'm in the door business and notice these things but I'm sure others do also. This lack of attention to detail can influence customers, subliminal messages are sent when we see unpleasant décor and therefore effect our future choices. I always think that you can understand a business better when you visit the wash rooms.
I often see flimsy, well worn doors in restaurants and bars as economy versions have been chosen, this is false economy as a substantial timber door will last longer, look better and can be repainted to look as new at a later time. If you want to enhance your business property give us a call, you will be amazed at the impact new timber doors can do for your business.
At Doorsan we supply a lot of businesses, pubs, bars, hotels and offices with doors, sometimes for refurbishing others times for design purposes. Many purchase Fire Certified doors due to legislation and of course, all hotel rooms require Fire Doors as do homes and apartments with three floors or more. Doors adjoining integral garages must be FD30 or sometimes FD60 certification depending on the building regulations.