Stephensons mourns industry’s ‘oldest salesman’


Staff at catering equipment supplier Stephensons have paid tribute to one of the oldest salesmen in the industry, Roy Gibson, who has passed away aged 89.

A former World War 2 serviceman, Roy joined Stockport-based Stephensons just shy of 70 years old after spending much of his life working for his own family business in the hospitality catering industry.

He was an extremely popular and dedicated member of the Stockport-based company’s team, where he worked for almost 25 years past his actual retirement age.

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He remained focused and motivated, continuing to work in the profession that he was always passionate about, gathering customers throughout the north of England, Scotland and North Wales until his final days.

Chairman Michael Stephenson said: “Roy was hugely knowledgeable and an exceptional catering equipment salesman, even as he approached his 90th birthday. He is the last of a generation in this industry, and will be sadly missed by us all.”

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