As many of you will already know, it is with mixed feelings that we say goodbye to Alan Bottomley, our Works Director, this month as he retires on 26th February. Alan has been part of the ‘fixtures & fittings’ here at Y F Furniture for many years, since the very beginning in fact. When Mike and Elaine bought the business alongside Bert and Jean Simpson in 1981, Alan came with it! And what an asset he has been – his level of expertise in the field of pattern-making and furniture design and manufacture is second-to-none, and we have relied upon him greatly for various projects over the years.
He has been instrumental in many of our major contracts, and customers and suppliers alike have always felt reassured and welcomed by his friendly, helpful manner and service with a smile. On a more personal note, Mike and Elaine consider him a valued family friend. To say we will miss him is an understatement, although we wish him well and hope he enjoys a long and happy retirement.
Going forward, we will certainly endeavour to provide the level of service our customers and suppliers have become accustomed to, and your new contacts are Adam Birkett, Sales Director, and Mark Knowles, Foreman. Please bear with us as we acclimatise to the changes!
22 February 2016