Family owned Scotts of Thrapston, makers of high-quality specialist timber products, has bid farewell to a loyal employee after 26 years of service.
Mick Turner, who is soon to turn 73 and is retiring due to ill health, says he is looking forward to having more time to enjoy his new hobby of fishing and visiting his wife’s family in Cyprus.
He said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Scotts, especially the variety of work and putting my various skills to work.
“It has been an enjoyable and rewarding job, particularly seeing the end result of the team’s efforts and what we achieved.”
Mick joined Scotts in 1994 after previously working in the building trade. Initially he was on site installing roof trusses for one-off buildings before moving into the factory to help manufacture bespoke timber doors for the specialist joinery division.
This division focused on prestigious office fit-outs, primarily in London, and Mick was soon asked to manage operations, overseeing office and showroom fit-outs for BT in Croydon and Manchester. But as Scotts expanded their specialist joinery contracts, Mick was called upon to supervise joinery projects for financial institutions in London including Goldman Sachs and the Stock Exchange.
As the company moved away that specialist area, Mick became more involved with the timber buildings aspect and for the last 10 years had been responsible for the installation of stables, equestrian buildings and summerhouses. He was also involved in the set-up for prestigious show stands for Scotts, including the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Burghley Horse Trials.
Managing Director James Scott said: “Here at Scotts we are proud to have dedicated employees like Mick who have helped us to become the success we are today. We pride ourselves on being a family business, and it is our loyal staff who are the real heart of this company.
“We are sad to see Mick retire and thank him for his valued contribution to Scotts over 26 years.
We would like to wish him all the very best for a happy and healthy retirement with many new adventures ahead. He will certainly be missed by his Scotts colleagues."