Vaux­hall driver rides off into sun­set af­ter 43 years

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS SME BUSINESS TIPS -

A DRIVER at a car deal­er­ship has retired on his 65th birthday af­ter 43 years of loyal ser­vice.

Steve Roberts has retired from Bris­tol Street Mo­tors Vaux­hall deal­er­ship in Mac­cles­field af­ter en­ter­ing the motor re­tail in­dus­try in 1973, aged just 16.

A driver for most of his work­ing life, Steve got his first break at an Arthur Royal dealer, where he spent three years be­fore work­ing the rest of his ca­reer with Vaux­hall. At a cel­e­bra­tory re­tire­ment lunch, Steve’s col­leagues at the Lyme Green Busi­ness Park pre­sented him with a watch in recog­ni­tion of the time he spent with the deal­er­ship.

Steve is set to stay busy dur­ing his re­tire­ment, and ac­cord­ing to long-term part­ner, Lynn, al­ready has a long list of jobs to do as they ren­o­vate their home.

Steve said: “I’m look­ing for­ward to my re­tire­ment. I hope to de­vote more time to my hob­bies, cy­cling and pho­tog­ra­phy.

“I’ll miss meet­ing with cus­tomers, many of whom I’ve got to know over the years and of course the driv­ing.”

Matthew Buck­ley, gen­eral man­ager at Bris­tol Street Mo­tors Mac­cles­field Vaux­hall, said: “Steve is a fan­tas­tic char­ac­ter and his pres­ence will be sorely missed.”

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