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Chris Fry retires after 42 years

Nov 20, 2012
Chris Fry, from Basil Fry & Co had his official retirement party at the Goodwood Hotel close to the famous horse and motor racing centre on Tuesday 18 September.
The event was attended by colleagues and customers alike many of whom Chris would have, during his career, considered as friends.  Chris had spent 42 years with the company.

Greg Wildman, Director said, in tribute to Chris, that he hoped he would always be in a position to treat his staff as well as Chris had done.

Chris himself recognised in father's vision in starting the company back in 1970.  He said that over the years he had met many wonderful people and could not imaging a nice industry in which to work than the moving industry.  he also said that Basil Fry & Co might never have taken off in the first place were it not for one company in particular: White & Co.  Chris said that he had many happy memories of his working life and he would take them into his retirement.

In response, David Christie from Whites presented Chris with a gift of a bottle of Benromach malt whisky from Speyside that was 60% alcohol and, his joked, capable of running a car.  Chris resolved to put it to a much better use.

Right: David Christie, Regional Manager Scotland; David Pateman, Vice Chairman; Ian Palmer, CEO; Ian Nicholson, General Manager; 'Nick' Nicklinson, Chairman; Chris Fry; Steve Fassoms, Regional Manager, Southern England; William Burden, Regional Manager, West of England.

Left: David Christie presents Chris Fry with a bottle of 60% whisky

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