Many of you can’t have failed to notice that things have been relatively quiet from all of us here at Auto Assembly HQ for the last few weeks. Well, we can now reveal why… we’re moving!
That’s not as drastic as it sounds… Auto Assembly 2014 is still taking place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel over the weekend of 8th – 10th August 2014 but Committee Head Simon Plumbe, his wife Trish and daughter Hannah are moving to Wales on 11th September. For the last month (from the day Auto Assembly 2013 ended) things have been chaotic at their household preparing for the move not only dealing with as much of the post-convention work as possible and sorting through all the boxes they brought back home, but also packing an entire house ready to move half way across the country!
That’s been compounded by Simon’s ongoing PC problems that have plagued Auto Assembly for the last few months. Since returning from the convention, for the most part he has been without a working PC and unable to do any online work on the convention at all making life even more difficult… but we have great plans in store following the move! Until now, we have been running the convention from home out of cupboards, storage areas and a PC desk set up in a corner of a room at home but not for much longer. Once the move is completed, Simon and Trish are turning a room over in the new house to a home office to run the convention from giving us faster access to paperwork, records and more besides!
The downside is that we will be without any form of internet connection until 23rd September but by that time we hope to have a fully furnished and decorated office ready to roll! In the meantime, Auto Assembly bookings will still be live through the website and we will be processing these and all current bookings once we are back online. We hope to have the discount rate ready for the Hilton shortly and with rooms selling out well in advance of the convention for 2013, booking early is your best way to guarantee your room.
Finally, if you do have any questions about the convention, we will aim to answer your emails as quickly as we can after 23rd September.