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Retirement two tap in to brewery partnership

PEOPLE

HOLDING a retirement do with a bunch of clients sounds like the stuff of nightmares.

But Pochin employees Roy Chell and Ted Yoxall weren't too unhappy when they discovered the client in question was Robinson's Brewery.

The company held a leaving do for the pair at the recently refurbished Robinson's Windmill Pub in Tabley near Knutsford and the event acted as a double celebration to mark Pochin's 30year relationship with the brewer.

Foreman Roy and painter and decorator Ted have racked up an impressive 52 years of service between them for Pochin and were honoured on the site of the pair's last job for the company.

Roy began working for Pochin in 1974, spending an impressive 31 straight years at the firm, while Ted was employed for 21 years, having started in 1973 before leaving in 1979 and returning in 1990.

Director Antony Pochin said: 'Roy and Ted were part of the team that worked on our first project for Robinson's in 1974. It was only fitting that they should celebrate the end of their careers at the Windmill.

'It was also a great opportunity to toast our long-standing relationship with Robinson's Brewery.'

Robinson's director William Robinson said: 'Ted and Roy should be very proud of their contribution at The Windmill and we hope that they may find time in their retirement to visit the house socially and enjoy the completed building they helped to finish.'

Roy said: 'I have really enjoyed my time at Pochin and we have worked on some beautiful jobs over the years, which gives me a great sense of achievement.

'I will miss the banter of the team but am looking forward to retirement and having the time to enjoy other pursuits.'