In the face of this global health pandemic, and with the global economy on pause, it’s perhaps more obvious than ever that the people are the single most important element within the lighting industry. As a result, warmwhite wants to hear about how you, the industry, are coping in this time of crisis.
To kick off our Corona interview series, we welcome David Gilbey, Head of Creative Lighting at NDYLIGHT to the platform to discuss some of the effects which Covid-19 has inflicted on his professional activities.
David, how have you yourself and NDYLIGHT been affected by the crisis?
Obviously the first concern is for the health and safety of our staff and also our clients.
Similar to most people, we’re been working from home. We’re holding video conference call meetings with clients and for our projects. Fortunately, our IT systems have been pretty robust and we’ve been able to carry on day to day activities without being affected too much.
The New Zealand, UK and affiliate US offices are already in a lock down situation, so we’re all working from home.
How critical do you assess the situation of your company?
This is currently a sensitive situation for all companies as it will affect the economy and may have an impact on construction for months and potentially years to come.
How has the current crisis affected workload?
It has affected projects on site and nearing completion as safety officers will not attend site. We have had one site close down. A majority of our projects in design are pushing through the design phases for now.
David, we appreciate you taking the time to discuss your situation with us and wish you the best of health during this period!