Vauxhall driver rides off into sunset after 43 years
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.”