Wheldons procurement manager George Hale is the third generation of his family to work at the historic Newport Pagnell-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning company. He explains why he is proud to follow in the footsteps of his nan, mum and uncle at Wheldons…
All of my family is from Newport Pagnell so Wheldons has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember.
My uncle worked here a very long time ago as a driver, my mum was here in an admin/data input role a few years later and my nan worked here as company secretary from 1982 until she retired in 2014, so it makes me immensely proud to be following the family tradition of working at such a historic local company.
I was here all the time as a kid as I used to go to Cedars Primary School next door, so when I finished school I came to sit with my nan, Patricia Tebbutt, in her office for a few hours every day.
She literally sat in the same office that I now work in, so I’ve basically been in this building for a very long time!
Everyone knows everyone here as we have all been here for a while so there’s a real family feel about the business. We love working here and I think our passion for our jobs shows in the great service we give to customers..
I have worked here since May 2010 – I started in the warehouse before moving upstairs when I became general assistant and then procurement manager.
My nan is very proud that I’m still here. When she started here they had no accounts department so she was brought in as the accounting lady and she set it all up.
The company was quite small then but it grew and grew really well from there. She would never want me to leave, but I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else!
Call Wheldons on freephone 0800 2946262 if you require heating services or visit http://www.wheldons.co.uk for more information.