Before we all take some well-deserved rest and relaxation over the holiday season, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the past year, and to preview the year ahead.

And what a year this has been. Every single one of us has experienced uncertainty and unforeseen challenges as we try to get used to work remotely, whilst trying to achieve a work-life balance.

Despite the global pandemic, the uncertainty of the UK formally leaving the European Union and the range of other macroeconomic shocks – we have all continued to display the resilience, creativity and ingenuity that is so characteristic of the Biotronics3D community. Every single day in 2020 we’ve all shown our strength, but likely we have not had a moment to stop and reflect on all we have achieved this year. Now is the time to acknowledge this: take pride in our accomplishments of 2020, and take stock of the lessons we have learned.

With the recent positive news concerning the vaccine development and rollout, it’s beginning to look like we might see a slow return to normality in 2021. This will hopefully lead to an improvement in the working and living conditions for all of us.

This message would not be complete without me expressing my gratitude and thanks to all the members of the Biotronics3D family who have worked tirelessly throughout the year to ensure we could continue to support and serve our 3dnet community, and who have kept this community thriving.

I hope you and your loved ones stay safe and well, and enjoy a relaxing holiday season.

Best wishes,

Harry Hatzakis