This month we have said goodbye to one of our most respected senior mechanical estimators, Gerald Day who has retired. “Gel” as he is fondly known has been with our business for 17 years. During this time, we have estimated (no pun intended) that he has priced around £250m worth of work which translates into over 450 tenders. So sadly for us, we are losing a lot of experience and a big personality – a father figure and mentor to many if you will. Not only is he a thoroughly nice fellow with a flair for estimating, he also happens to have a talent for story-telling, sharing his words of wisdom, as well as being a sensible chaperone for the unruly ones on social nights out.
We wish Gel a very happy and peaceful retirement. Initial indications suggest that a rest is questionable with family requests for DIY assistance and babysitting the grandchildren on the increase – arguably both better options than getting fed up watching his beloved Arsenal!