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Lostock Hall man retires after almost half a century at Preston firm

Posted on - 5th March, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Lostock Hall, People, Preston City Centre, Redevelopment
FWP partners with Roger. Left to right: Gordon Burke, Martin Whittle, Brent Clayton, Roger White, Kate Shuttleworth, David Robinson, Frank Whittle.

FWP partners with Roger. Left to right: Gordon Burke, Martin Whittle, Brent Clayton, Roger White, Kate Shuttleworth, David Robinson, Frank Whittle.

A senior quantity surveyor has retired after nearly 50 years’ service to a Preston- based company, Frank Whittle Partnership.

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Roger White retired on his 65th birthday, after his mum found the job advertised in the local newspaper, 46 years ago.

Roger, who lives in Lostock Hall, has worked on major constructions around the UK, and says when he started they “didn’t even have calculators!”

A presentation to mark his milestone achievement was held at the company’s head office in Ribblesdale Place, and was attended by his wife, Ann and his colleagues.

One of the many projects Roger has worked on over the years includes a development to the Deepdale Stadium. Speaking of his career at FWP, Roger said, “I found surveying was something I liked and the people I’ve worked with over the years have been great. It has been really enjoyable.”

David Robinson, managing partner at FWP, said, “Roger has been a much valued and popular member of the team here at FWP for almost half a century.

“His loyalty and his dedication to his work have been appreciated throughout that time. He’s one of the people that have made FWP the company it is today.

“Roger has helped us successfully deliver projects across the country and he’s done it all with a smile on his face and a willingness to help everyone. He has earned a long and happy retirement and we wish him and Ann good times in the future.”

Roger, along with his wife of 39 years, are now looking to a retirement filled with folk singing, and bird watching, and probably a well earned rest!

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