An amateur photographer and railway enthusiast is looking forward to retirement from the Derbyshire-based Litchfield Brothers after working 50 years with the manufacturer.
Trevor Shaw joined the company aged 15 and has worked within different areas of the company which is the UK's leading specialist producer of springs, metal pressing and wire forms and is part of The Litchfield Group of Companies. He began his career as a production worker, coiling springs that were then used in Raleigh bicycles. The company now supplies metal components that are used in the production of UPVC windows and doors.
To mark his retirement, Managing Director James Litchfield and Finance Director Geoff Rawson presented Trevor with a gift voucher, which he has used to buy a new digital SLR camera.
Trevor said: “My job has changed dramatically over the years working with a much wider product range and more sophisticated machinery. I will miss my work colleagues but, after 50 years, I am looking forward to a well earned rest and spending more time with my family as well as gardening and travelling.”
Trevor met his wife Andrea in 1962 and they married in 1969. Andrea also worked at Litchfield Brothers as a production worker between 1962 and 1975. They have two children David and Beverley and two grandchildren Katie and Luke. Trevor and Andrea’s retirement and 40th wedding anniversary celebration plans include a railway trip across Canada on the Rocky Mountain Express.
The Litchfield Group of Companies has a remarkable record of long serving employees with over 180 receiving gold watches to celebrate 25 years’ service since the business started in 1922.
The firm now operates worldwide, providing high-performance products and components primarily to the building industry. Product ranges include Sheerframe window and door systems, Sheerline decking and fencing and Hometrim cladding, soffits and fascias.
Commenting on Trevor’s long service James Litchfield said, “Trevor’s long service is very much appreciated and we acknowledge his contribution and dedication. We wish him and his wife a long and happy retirement.”