It is a major event when anyone who has been with a Company for over 20 years retires. In the case of David Prior it is the first time we have had this experience. Not only that but David has been such an important person for us. In his early days he ploughed through hundreds of audits and helped us achieve accreditation for doing BRC work. Later he became our Technical Manager and maintained that accreditation, dealing with both UKAS and BRC Global Standards with all the tenacity and diplomacy that was his trademark.
David will be sorely missed as an important member of our team but more so as a person. Of course we all wish him all the very best in his retirement. You see him here receiving some gifts on his last day at the Market Drayton office (actually taken in the Red Lion).
Looking to the future we have appointed Leo Huang as Compliance Manager, more about Leo soon.