Blog: Dave LeggettSeasonal thoughts

Dave Leggett | 22 December 2006

It has turned cold here now – and foggy – so winter has duly arrived, if a little late. And it’s that time of the year where we knock off, count our blessings and have a short break. It’s a time for reflection and for looking forward to the year ahead.

As far as 2006 is concerned, it’s been a busy but fun year at just-auto and I’d like to thank all of my colleagues for their unstinting hard work and dedication to the cause; that means all the Aroq (our publisher) staffers working in production, IT, editorial – special mention for ‘Groby’ the news editor -, research publishing, finance, sales and marketing, customer service, as well as our loyal network of freelance contributors and journalists. It’s very much a team effort.

On a personal note, the main bad news of the year was the loss of just-auto contributor Alex Graham to cancer at the age of 29. I didn’t know Alex all that well, but he was unswervingly professional in my dealings with him; Alex characteristically carried on working, business-as-usual, for as long as he possibly could. Our thoughts are with his wife Sarah (known to many in the industry as the SupplierBusiness marketing manager), especially at this time of the year.

Looking ahead to next year, I am sure there will be plenty going on and it all gets kick-started with Detroit in January. But right now, better recharge those batteries while there’s time.

It just remains for me to wish all just-auto readers and subscribers a Happy Christmas and very best wishes for 2007.

just-auto clocks off for the year


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