After more than 20 years at the helm, Profile 22 fabricator BBH Ltd has waved goodbye to one of its most charismatic and well-regarded team members, co-owner and company director, Gerry Banthorpe.
Gerry started the business in 1992 with his cousin, David Banthorpe. It was his ambition to run a successful company, one to be proud of. 23 years on, and with a bulging order book, Gerry has retired leaving BBH Ltd in the very capable hands of his daughter Dawn, who has worked alongside her Dad for the last 17 years, and David.
To wish Gerry a fond farewell the BBH team invited friends, family and key suppliers to a retirement party held at the company’s offices in Horsford, Norwich. Nic Rossano, Profile 22 business development manager went along to present Gerry with a special retirement gift from all the team at Profile 22. BBH Ltd has been a loyal and valuable Profile 22 customer for nearly a decade.
Speaking at the party Dawn paid tribute to her Dad’s success, “They [Gerry and David] started the business with no orders, little machinery and no staff. Mum and Jos soon joined, running the office whilst Dad and David processed the orders by hand, and manufactured the windows. Today the company has 14 employees, orders into the summer months and has been through two recessions.”
A keen golfer, Gerry hopes to spend much of his free time trying to achieve his other ambition in life; a lower handicap!