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Stalwart FD retires

After 32 years of service to the Cruden Group, John Kemp has, this month, retired, having handed the reins over to his successor, Simon Burrows.

When John joined the Group in 1983, Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, the internet didn't exist, there were no mobile phones in the UK, and Watford finished ahead of Manchester United in the first division. Since then, the Group has evolved tremendously and been highly successful, in part thanks to John's careful stewardship. At the age of 63, John has now decided to step down from the business, to spend more time travelling, walking, watching his beloved Manchester United and spending time with his family. We thank him for all his efforts for the Group and wish him and his family, all the very best for the future.