Carpigiani business development manager Tommy Carrigan sadly and unexpectedly passed away on 24 May.
Tommy started his working life in 1961 at the tender age of 15 with a role in the costing department at Manclark & Son, Edinburgh.
This was followed by another role in finance at Cummins Engine Company through to 1969. After a spell as a driving instructor, he commenced his career in sales with Applied Chemicals in 1973, gaining a promotion to area manager which saw him relocate with his wife Teresa and young family to Nantwich, Cheshire in 1984.
Tommy had been Carpigiani UK’s business development manager for the North of England and Wales since 2006, and a valued member of the Carpigiani team stretching back nearly three decades, through previous sales roles held at Malibu and Ingrams since early 1990.
As a familiar and respected industry figure, Tommy was well renowned for his utmost professionalism.
Always showing his genuine nature and a warmth of character, with a great sense of humour, his colleagues detailed that his passion for the industry shone through in his enthusiasm and work ethic, right up until his final days.
Carpigiani stated: “Tommy was a true gentleman and will be hugely missed by all at Carpigiani and the industry at large. He gained great friends and associates over the many happy years spent in the industry. We know you will all share our thoughts and condolences with Tommy’s family at this difficult time.”
His funeral, which his family has issued an open invitation to attend, will be held on Tuesday 19 June 2018 at St Margret’s Church, in Wrenbury, Cheshire, at 11am, followed by Crewe Crematorium at noon, then afterwards from 12:45pm at The Woodside in Crewe.