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No more 5am wake up calls for Norman after 25 years of service

Newcastle Man With A Van Retires From Quicksilver Removals & Storage

Celebrating 25 years of service at Quicksilver, Norman Crumbie is sadly retiring from the business to pursue a more relaxed lifestyle of retirement with his wife, Jean and grandchildren.

Norman has been an integral part of the Quicksilver team after he joined in 1991 following a career in a factory based environment at British Paints.

Norman was a natural removal porter from the very beginning who successfully completed his BAR (British Association of Removers) Training in 1999 and he used his experience for the most specialised packing jobs ever since. He was our most experienced porter who helped train new recruits and even up until Norman’s last day in service, he was still as active and physically capable of keeping up with our younger members of staff.

Not only was Norman a dedicated member of staff on every job, he woke up at 5am every morning to catch two buses to work and he was never late, never sick and was an exemplary employee who will be a great miss.

Our customers held Norman in very high regard, with requests for him personally to be on their removal jobs and commented he was always entertaining, telling fascinating stories and cracking jokes which made their move less stressful and passed the time.

David Collard, Managing Director of Quicksilver added, “Norman was our most experienced and highly valued employee who we are all going to miss when he retires.

I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Norman for 25 years and he’s a great character as well as being an ultimate professional who takes such pride in his work. I wish Norman a long and happy retirement with his wife and hopefully, there will be no more 5am wake-up calls.”

In 25 years, Quicksilver has seen a huge growth within the removal and storage industry with the construction of new high-security premises in Throckley, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the expansion of the team to accommodate on-going customer demand. Norman has supported the business through its continued growth and has been an essential member of staff who has played a big role in helping to maintain the consistency of our high-quality service.

The whole team at Quicksilver are pleased to have had the honour to work with such a wonderful gentleman and we all wish Norman the very best and a long and healthy retirement.