Gordon Sewell (Finance)
After 46 years 6 months and 1 day our most loyal colleague cruises off into the sunset.
British Gypsum's longest serving colleague Gordon Sewell has retired after 46 years, 6 months and 1 day, having been employed here his entire working life.
And incredibly, there has been a Sewell family member employed by British Gypsum continuously for the last 101 years!
Gordon started at Kirkby Thore in April 1970 aged 16 and moved to Sherburn in 1975.
After several promotions he moved to Gotham and then Barrow in 1990 as the plant was being built.
He has been associated with Barrow ever since, working mainly in Finance but spending time also in the Performance Improvement Team and finally in the Logistics Department.
A presentation was held at Barrow attended by many friends and colleagues, past and present.
There were short speeches by Sam Bucknall, Plant Manager, and Bruce Fisher, Logistics Manager.
Gordon was presented with gifts including an engraved decanter, a bottle of single malt whisky and a piece of polished gypsum from Barrow Mine emblazoned with a special mine tally.
Earlier in the day, Alastair Bell, MD, presented Gordon with a card signed by the BG Exec team and a bottle of fine wine produced especially for the Saint-Gobain 350 anniversary.
Gordon is keen on cruising holidays and has found the gradual reduction in his working week leading up to retirement to be invaluable in helping him to adjust to life after work.
We all wish him a long and happy retirement.