pete collins 70th birthday with his bench

A buzz of excitement

Last week, a buzz of excitement permeated around the factory.

Was it to do with a special toilet roll delivery?…No.

Perhaps a large dose of sugar in the form of birthday cakes?…Quite possibly!

Our oldest employee, Pete Collins, was celebrating his 70th birthday and treated us all to cakes.

Pete has been with Thinking Space for 15 years now, celebrating his 10 year anniversary with us back in 2015. So Pete remembers well the changes in the company over its life span. He recalls the small, leaky barn with buckets on the floor and how today his working environment is a very different matter.  Pete now has his very own bench, which is height adjustable and mobile too…with plenty of storage for his tools.

Back in 1950 where it all began for Pete, the Prime Minister was Clement Attlee, the Kenwood Chef food mixer was first introduced, the first Sainsbury’s supermarket was opened and we held the first Grand Prix held at Silverstone.

But Pete is known here for creating “firsts” with his ability to create a solution to a problem. From window opening devices, to nail files and tea trays, we’ve yet to find a problem Pete hasn’t overcome!

We wish him a very happy 70th birthday.

Pete collins 70th birthday

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