This is the end of my third week long trip to Baku and has been the most satisfying trip yet for me, because this time I was out to establish the nine-strong Merson delivery team on the ground.
It had taken the two previous trips to pitch for the delivery of the games signage and to set the contract up for the project, so this third trip has really been one of getting our team fully briefed on the projects needs and embedding them into the existing games signage team, who have been planning the signage for a good few months.
The Merson team have their work cut out for them to get the 25,000 signs, 33,000 vinyls and 88 freestanding signs specified, produced and either delivered to venue or installed ahead of the games starting on 12 June.
Manufacture of the product is running on a tight programme, taking place at our Glasgow printing facility as well as locally in Baku. With limited print ability and materials available in Baku many of the signs will be flown out from Glasgow ahead of delivery or installation into the venue clusters.
As the first European Games ever staged it's easy to see the anticipation of the event building in the city, as venues are getting closer to being ready and the city dressing starts to be installed.
I'm in no doubt that my team will do a cracking job and I look forward to my next two trips to oversee progress, by which time I'm told it will be warmer - and let’s also hope not as windy. One thing is for sure: there will be fewer days left on that countdown clock!