Dave Matthews Operations Director at Gilberts Blackpool Ltd officially retires on 20 December 2019.

Since assuming the Operations role in 2008, Dave, with the assistance of his key team members has successfully and positively developed Gilberts operations strategy moving the Company forward significantly in terms of site relocation, manufacturing IT integration, supply chain management, and new manufacturing technologies.

His thoughtful guidance and support, has ensured that Gilberts remained well aligned with market needs as well as facilitating the necessary actions and strategies that have enabled the business to grow both in terms of turnover and profit. The Board of Directors would all like to thank Dave for his hard work and wish him all the best in his retirement.

Dave will now be able to spend more time doing his favourite hobby – Overnight carp fishing!