On 1st July, we celebrated the career of John Thompson Snr!
As many will already know, John made the decision to retire from the company in January of this year, after working in various roles at Thompsons, the company his parents started, since leaving school in 1957.
John and his brother Billy, who sadly passed away in 1999, drove the business through the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, taking it from a hauliers and agricultural products supplier to a multi-million pound regional heavyweight.
Stepping down as chairman, John praised his “fantastic team” with lots of “great opportunities ahead” and said his Mam and Dad would have been very pleased. John will be a huge miss, although we know he’ll be a regular visitor to our Prudhoe office, in between golf games, gardening and having a well deserved rest.
Huge thank you to Balls of Prudhoe for providing a fabulous buffet!