Over 60 staff, family and friends joined Peter Northover and Alison Putman on the occasion of their retirement from Epsom Coaches, at a reception held at the company’s Epsom headquarters. The occasion was also to commemorate the retirement in April of former Managing Director Andrew Richmond.
Both Peter and Alison had worked with Epsom Coaches as drivers, Peter looking after several major contracts during his 17 years with the company, including pioneering staff transport provision for the Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust. Alison is well known to the many clients who travel on the company’s holiday programme, expertly piloting coaches across the UK and Europe, during her 7 years with Epsom. In an address, Steve Whiteway praised the high standards of professionalism and loyalty that both Peter and Alison had given and thanked them for their considerable contribution to the company’s on-going success.
Commenting afterwards, he continued “I really can’t do justice to the great work our staff do and when it comes to retirement, whilst well deserved, it always seems so final. The good thing is we keep in touch with all those who retire from the firm and we look forward to seeing Peter and Alison on future occasions, it was also great to see Andrew Richmond and his wife Lynn, joining us for the first time since Andrew’s retirement, together with Rosemary Lever and her family who retired from our board of directors at the same time. Their contribution to the business over so many years is enormous and I look forward to continuing to build on their excellent foundation as I lead the firm into the future and its centenary in 2020”.
L TO R Steve Whiteway, Andrew Richmond , Peter Northover, Rosemary Lever, Allison Putman.