This afternoon we said a fond farewell to Ian Barthorpe who is retiring after many years in the business. Ian has been with us since 1999 and before that worked for us as a sub contractor. However, our MD first met Ian when they both did their apprenticeship training at Chesterfield college at the age of 15 - so it's fair to say Ian has been with us since the very beginning.
Ian’s commitment and hard work in the engine shop will be sorely missed but through his guidance and encouragement of his younger co-workers his expertise will continue here at EP Industries.
We celebrated with a staff gathering, some cake and a few words from our MD and want to wish Ian all the best and lots of happiness for the future in his retirement.