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60 years combined service comes to an end at Murphy & Son Ltd

Murphy & Son Ltd will soon be saying farewell to two of their longest standing members of our working family.

At the end of September, current Technical Director, Christine Fleming and Manual Handling representative, Pete Lawley will be leaving their current roles.

Although taking a much deserved retirement, Christine will still be an integral part of the company as a member of our board of directors.

Christine Fleming joined the company on December 1st, 1989 and worked in the laboratory for many years looking after, batch cards, production planning, customer and in-house testing, H&S and risk assessments company procedures.

Christine was introduced to the board as Technical Director and after many years in this position in 2010, she took the helm of the ship as Managing Director for the next 9 years.

Christine stepped down as Managing Director last October and passed the torch to then deputy Managing director, Charles Nicholds. Christine remained with Murphys for another year, as Technical Director, on a part time basis to pass on the knowledge of the duties that she performed daily.

“On behalf of everyone at the company, we would like to congratulate Christine on her retirement from Murphy & Son Limited.”

As many of you will know, Pete Lawley was the previous chairman of the BFBi for several years and continues to work on the board of directors for the BFBI.

Pete boasts a 29-year tenure with the Murphy & Son as their Manual Handling expert joining them in April of 1991. As a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor, he offered his extensive knowledge of handling and safety procedures to many breweries across the UK.

“We would like to wish Pete every success with his micropub ‘The Redemption Ale House’ in Heanor and look forward to welcoming him back to Murphy’s for consultancy in future.

While you will be missed by all of us at Murphy and Son, all your hard work and diligence have greatly benefited our company, and we hope that the remaining employees here will strive to follow in both of your examples.

We have all thoroughly enjoyed working with you both during your time here, and we consider you not only assets to our company but knowledgeable and driven individuals that have seen Murphy & Son grow to what it is today.”

Ruth Evans

Ruth Evans

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