February 27th 2019

Tim RobinsonAs many of you will know by now our chairman, Tim Robinson, passed away this morning.

I know to many of us this it will come as a great shock and very sudden. Tim has been unwell of late but nevertheless the speed of deterioration has been rapid.

The founder of this great company, a great leader, a community leader, a boss, a friend and an inspiration, Tim started the journey from our Wellingborough factory and continued to be the bedrock on all things we, as a company and family, have done and do. Just before Christmas he expressed openly at his immense pride at the journey the business has taken and his desire to see it continue to flourish.

A business man, a community man, a family man, a bowling man, a great man. From the leaders of timber to yardmen, from designers to the table operatives, Tim was in equal parts engaging, charming and charismatic with a wicked smile on his face at any opportunity. Tremendously passionate about the brand and our standards, every facet of the man’s character is engrained in to the operation from top to bottom.

Words cannot describe what a truly wonderful man he was. We all stand distraught but we all will continue to work hard to honour his name, which continues to sit, with the utmost pride, above the door.

Our thoughts are with Elisabeth and the rest of Tim’s family, specifically two daughters, Hannah and Louisa and his mother, Clarice.

Simon Kidney

Update 1/8

Tim’s Funeral will take place on Monday 18th March, 12pm at Kettering Crematorium. This will be followed by a gathering at Barton Hall.

Both our Wellingborough factories will be closed for the day as a mark of respect to the great man and all staff are welcome to attend the funeral.

A Book of Condolence has been opened at Meadow Close for the coming week, after which it will be moved to the Don White Road site. This will be given to Elizabeth and the family.