Ex-Lloyd Catering Equipment MD sadly passes away

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Brian Lloyd was involved with Lloyd Catering Equipment for over 50 years.

Brian Lloyd, the former owner and MD of Lloyd Catering Equipment, has sadly passed away. He died in his sleep with his son and daughter at his side on 10 October. 

Brian started with Lloyd Catering Equipment in 1958, 2 years after the company was formed by his father Eric in 1956.

He eventually took over control of the business in 1973 and with never-ending enthusiasm proceeded over the next 40 years to take the company repeatedly from one level to the next.

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Simon Lloyd, Brian’s son and current MD of the Rotherham-based distributor, paid tribute to his father: “He simply loved the industry and the company he helped create. During his 50+ years with the business he seldom took holidays or worked less than 6 days a week. He earned tremendous respect from those with whom he came in to contact with as a result of his uncompromising integrity and knowledge. He pushed the company to new heights during his time at the helm.

“Whilst an unassuming person he built up an incredible reputation and was known and highly respected by most within the industry.”

Apart from his family and the company, Brian’s other passion was classic cars. He owned and restored many over the years and his knowledge on the subject was incredible.

Simon added: “He inspired and taught me a great deal and I will miss him tremendously. My sister and I have been really touched and comforted by the kind messages we have received from many that knew him.”

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Clare Nicholls

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  1. Mr Lloyd as we fondly referred to him was a great mentor and gentleman. I have always had the upmost respect for him and he will be sadly missed.

  2. It was a pleasure to have known and worked with Mr Lloyd, he inspired many and commanded the highest respect from all. Our thoughts are with his family and colleges, he will be sadly missed by all at Trivent.

  3. So saddened to hear of the passing of Brian – “Mr Lloyd,” as he will forever be known!!! Our sincerest condolences to Simon, Una and family.
    Mr Lloyd earned great respect from all within the catering equipment trade – colleagues, clients and suppliers alike – with his vigour, passion and enthusiasm in everything he approached and will be sadly missed.
    From all at Southcroft Engineering.

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