Arthur Calls It A Day
Today is a sad day for Uniserve staff and customers as Arthur Latham is hanging up his boots and retiring after spending the last 17 years working for Uniserve.
Arthur has been based in our Manchester Office since the turn of the millennium as a Client Development Manager and will be saying goodbye to a whole host of friends, including Uniserve colleagues and the customers he has served so well over the years.
Arthur fondly remembers his journey in logistics as having been a blast!.
He commented “From encouraging a gang leader with a cracking piece of salmon to get my cargo out of the ship’s hold in a time before containerisation (where did the time go?), to adapting to the ever increasing reliance on technology, its safe to say I have enjoyed every minute of it”.
“It has not been without its challenges of course, and with BREXIT on the horizon it will be interesting to see how the country as a whole manages this tough but exciting new chapter. Uniserve, I’m sure, will remain as flexible and diligent as ever and jump these hurdles with typical aplomb”.
“Regarding retirement, I’m not entirely sure that I will actually be any less busy. Mrs L (or Jean to those not in the know) is a proficient writer of ’to-do lists’ and will no doubt have a never-ending array of work for me in the ‘pipeline’ (CDM colleagues, see what I did there?)”.
“Not forgetting children, grandchildren, horses, dogs, the inevitable tick list of places to visit, coastal paths and ancient highways to walk, National Trust, all the minsters, spending time in Chester, there’s clearly lots still to achieve and I am looking forward to Great Times Ahead”.
Gary Cobbing, Uniserve Commercial Director, added “Arthur will be fondly remembered by all who have dealt with him over the years, he will certainly be a hard act to follow! Everyone at Uniserve wishes him a happy retirement, he certainly deserves it”.
Good luck Arthur and thank you!
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