At the end of October, skilled engineer Alan Barnett retired after almost 20 years with C E Edwards
Alan joined the company in May 1995 as a skilled Horizontal Borer, following the closure of the nearby Progress Foundry.
His arrival coincided with C E Edwards joining forces with Denholm Rees & O’Donnell as the beginnings of the business in its current format. Over the past 20 years, Alan has made a valuable contribution helping to build the success we see today. His commitment to our Apprenticeship programme has helped to ensure the continuity of his skills following his retirement.
"Not only has Alan proved to be a valuable engineer and machine operator, he has also helped to develop the company workforce by taking a number of apprentices under his wing. His engineering skills and knowledge along with his quiet and kind hearted manner will be missed by us all." Chris Alcock, Operations Manager
Living only 1 mile from the C E Edwards site in Stoke on Trent, Alan always walked to work, whatever the weather!
He will be missed around the factory but we wish him a long and happy retirement with his wife with more opportunity to travel and spend time with his family, especially the grandchildren.