After 26 years of loyal service, we are sad to see our colleague Mick Turner retire from Scotts of Thrapston, due to ill health.

Mick joined Scotts in 1994 and initially worked on site installing roof trusses for one-off buildings as well as specialist glulam roofs. Following that, Mick moved into the factory for a short period of time, helping to manufacture bespoke timber doors for the specialist joinery division.

This division focused on prestigious office fit-outs, primarily in London, and Mick was soon asked to manage jobs on site for them.  Mick started overseeing office and showroom fit-outs for BT in Croydon and Manchester.  Thereafter, Mick supervised many joinery projects for financial institutions in London including Goldman Sachs and the Stock Exchange.

Over time, Scotts moved away from this specialist area and Mick got more involved with the timber buildings part of the company.  He was responsible for the installation of stables, equestrian buildings and summerhouses over the last 10 years. Mick was also involved in the set-up for prestigious show stands for Scotts, including the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Burghley Horse Trials.

Mick said “I have enjoyed the variety of work that Scotts has provided me with over the years and have enjoyed putting my various skills to work.  It was always very rewarding seeing the final result of the team’s efforts and what we achieved.”

As Mick approaches his 73rd birthday, he is looking forward to having more time to travel, including going to see his wife’s family in Cyprus, as well as spending more time on his new fishing hobby.  In the short term, while travel plans are curtailed, he has a long list of DIY projects on the go as he likes to keep busy, as we know!

Scotts is proud to have dedicated employees, such as Mick, that have helped the business be the success it is today.  We are very grateful for his valued contribution to Scotts over 26 years.

We would like to wish Mick all the very best for a happy and healthy retirement with many new adventures ahead.  He will certainly be missed by his Scotts colleagues.