ONE…PHIL…JOHNSON, THERE’S ONLY ONE PHIL JOHNSON as the footie chant goes at Gigg Lane, Bury (He wishes).


Caswell colours on this delicious cake by Fleck’s of Darwen

Judging by the 130+ well-wishing comments on his own farewell post, you will probably know that Phil Johnson retired at the end of last month, after 47 years in our industry.

Phil joined our team in March 2018 and has productively spent the past 4½ years as Business Development Manager for our Group companies, Caswell FRD and Konvekta. He has been a valued member of staff, contributing to the exponential success of our CASWELL FIRESAFE® brand and bringing his considerable experience and boundless energy to bear in helping to develop our various business management practices and processes.

Although he was ‘only’ with us for 10% of his working life we would like to thank Phil for not only his efforts but also his camaraderie.

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Phil receives the all-important envelope from Richard

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Steam train backdrop for this night out drink

The snaps are from Phil’s last day in the office…a speech and presentation by our Chairman, Richard Coxen, a real ale at Bury Station and a poster to commemorate Phil’s ‘final escape’- both figuratively and literally – on his night out with a few colleagues.

Phil, we hope that you have a long and happy retirement to enjoy with your wife Bernie, family and friends. You’ll now have even more time for all the hill-walking (aka CAMRA pub-finding), gardening and cycling; and, of course, following your beloved Bury FC.
Keep in touch. We’ll be thinking of you at 8.30 on Monday morning : )


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A great experience at Compendium Escape Rooms in Phil’s home town of Bury

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