It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our former colleague, friend and member of staff Mr Andrew Turtill on Monday 21st November.

To many, Andrew will be best known as the face of Metalcraft at countless exhibitions, Ideal World and Create & Craft TV shows and product demonstrations spanning a period of five decades with the company. His quiet and understated approach won him many fans and the company many satisfied customers due to his patience in explaining the product and through his charming and friendly manner.

A popular and well liked member of staff, his stories , experiences and travels whilst selling Metalcraft have become the stuff of legend within the company and those memories will be held dear by all his colleagues past and present.

Always sociable,  in his spare time Andrew (“Tots” to his mates) enjoyed travelling, watching sport as well as  a pint down at his local. As a lifelong Manchester City fan, he took great pleasure in their resurgence in recent years.

Over the years he served the company with great distinction and willingness in many aspects of the business and so when he elected to take early retirement from the company last year, he went with our blessing and best wishes for a well-earned rest and what we all hoped would be an enjoyable retirement.

It is therefore so tragic that he was taken before he had chance to realise all his remaining travel ambitions with family and friends.

Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife Linda and all his family and friends. He will be sadly missed but the memories of Andrew will endure for many.

Rest in Peace Tots

From all of us at J & C R Wood Ltd

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