Simon Mills (Central Mining Engineer)
Retiring after 34 years with British Gypsum.
Central Mining Engineer Simon Mills is about to retire after 34 years with British Gypsum. On Thursday 1 December the mining group had a celebration of his career at the Boar’s Head in Sudbury.
Simon started on 1st March 1982 at Newark Quarries as the Assistant Quarry Manager where he stayed until becoming the Assistant Mines Manager at Marblaegis Mine in 1986. He moved from there to Barrow Mine to be the Development Manager in 1988. This was then followed by a move to Fauld Mine in 1989 as the Assistant Manager and then onto Central in 1997 as one of the Mining Engineers. Here, he was particularly responsible for planning and advancing systems and technology in the Mining group, where he has stayed until his retirement.
Barrow Mine Manager David North said: "A few themes were explored at the presentation, notably his ability to leave anything anywhere. A series of lost property boxes were returned to him with lost mining tallies, mobile phones and spectacles from all the working mines.
"Another theme was his love of gadgets and playing with the latest technology to better the systems at the mines, giving him the n ame of ‘Gadget Man’.
"Simon was presented with a few gadgets as leaving presents, however his main present was a ‘Gadget Man’ trophy. We all wish Simon good health and a long and happy retirement."