I'm 89 and am still a director of two companies

Halstead Gazette: I'm 89 and am still a director of two companies I'm 89 and am still a director of two companies

An octogenarian who is still a chairman and director of companies say it is all about “having an interest.”

Bart Robinson, 89, who is a director of Daniel Robinson and Sons and is a chairman of Glasscox Properties, has no plans to retire anytime soon.

He stepped down as chairman of funeral directors Daniel Robinson and Sons, which has branches in Braintree and Halstead, in July last year after more than 30 years at the helm.

When asked why he had never retired, he said: “You have got to have an interest haven’t you.

“You vegetate if you don’t.

“I pop my nose in all the offices now and then.

“When there is building work to be done I stick my nose in.”

His grandfather, Daniel Robinson, set up his company, which was initially called Daniel Robinson JNR, in 1892.

 

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2:08pm Mon 20 Jan 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Mr Robinson, you should be an inspiration to all the youngsters these days who have no interest in doing anything other than vegetating - and being handsomely compensated by the State for doing nothing.
Mr Robinson, you should be an inspiration to all the youngsters these days who have no interest in doing anything other than vegetating - and being handsomely compensated by the State for doing nothing. The Stinker Returns
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6:21pm Tue 21 Jan 14

bluemax77 says...

Young Mr. Grace...
Young Mr. Grace... bluemax77
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10:27am Thu 23 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Does he want an apprentice?

My CV is ready.
Does he want an apprentice? My CV is ready. OMPITA [Intl]
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