ACTUALLY, it is 49 years and seven months but who is quibbling. How many of us could stand in the shoes of Dave Sach from HW Wilson’s, who is retiring after nearly half a century of service with the South Ockendon firm.
Dave (65) is working on his final job at the Thurrock hospital grounds in Long Lane, Grays but has many happy memories since he started with the firm back on August 6th, 1964.
Dave said: “HW Wilson have been a great firm to work for. I have had some great bosses and many great colleagues. Names like Alf Mepstead and Harry Wilson to name just two.
“It has provided for a life for my wife Marion and my two children.”
“I am going now because you want to go out and enjoy your retirement. I have my bowls and a few holidays planned.”
“I am pleased to see more apprentices coming through as there is a gap in skills. If young men and women can find a skill and get their heads down.”