May 23, 2022

I worked for the same company for 70 years

DEDICATED Brian Chorley has worked for the same company for nearly 70 years and has no plans to retire.

Brian, 83, who has never had a sick day, started with shoe giant C. & J. Clark in 1953 when he was 15.

Brian Chorley has worked for the same company for nearly 70 years
It started with shoe giant C. & J. Clark in 1953

He took a short break when his factory headquarters closed, but returned when the Clarks Village shopping center opened on the site.

Grandpa Brian is now a member of his customer services team, which welcomes visitors to the 93-store complex in Street, Somerset.

He spent some time off during the pandemic but was eager to return.

Brian, whose first salary was £2 and 3 shillings, said: “I always wanted to work.

“When I started, we were quite poor. Dad was in the army. I still like to work now.

“I don’t want to sit in an armchair all day, it’s boring. I want to go out and see people. »

Brian, whose wife Pauline died in 2014, sees Sir David Attenborough – who is still working at 95 – as his role model.

He added: “I have just passed a medical examination with flying colors and I want to continue for as long as possible – I want to be like Sir David. »

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