The Board have announced the retirement of Jim Rising as Director and Company Secretary. Jim was a founder member of the Company in its present form, seventeen years ago, when he was invited to join the Company by the late Chairman, Dr Ralph Iley. Jim now feels ready to spend more time with his family and to enjoy his travel and gardening interests and follow Newcastle United.
Jim says "I have enjoyed very much my long service with the Company and have appreciated the opportunity to work with such an outstanding management team. I am particularly proud of the progress and growth of the Company in recent years and delighted that, as I leave, the Company has just recorded its highest ever sales figures, has invested heavily in new equipment and now employs more staff than ever. I shall enjoy my retirement all the more knowing that the Company is heading in the right direction".
Chairman Tony Mitchell says "All staff members have benefitted considerably from Jim's skilful management, wisdom and diplomacy over the years and he will be a hard act to follow. He has constantly emphasised the total commitment to customer satisfaction and his guidance has been greatly valued".
Christine Mitchell has been appointed as Company Secretary with immediate effect.