“March 4th 2006 is a day many people remember well in Hawke’s Bay. It was a Saturday. There was an electrical fault at VJ Distributors that started a chemical fire, and burnt their building to the ground.

It was all over the news. The first thing you worry about is people, so I was relieved to hear nobody was hurt – or worse. Of course, then you worry about the future for the VJ team, if they’ll have a job, if the business can survive a disaster like that. Lastly, I was concerned as a customer. We’ve been with VJs for a long time, and they’re a valuable part of our business too.

So, as you can imagine, I was surprised when a VJs rep arrived at my office on Monday morning following the fire. They said it was business as normal, took my order, and delivered the following day.

That event showed me that VJs is a business run by resilient people, who in the face of adversity, can still get the job done. As a customer, it’s a great feeling to know that those people have my back too.”

Chris – Bay Espresso