A bittersweet day was seen at MTIB on 21st August 2017, when one of our longest serving employees formally retired from the company. 

Pat(ricia) Lewis, who worked to produce buttons for our customers in the furniture industry, started with MTIB in December 1974, and has worked almost 43 years for us. She worked in a variety of departments over her tenure, including in the sewing room, to produce dishclothes, in the staff canteen and helping to producing mops, when we were involved in those industries. 

Pat attended a celebration hour in her honour, as a chance for all the employees she has worked with over the years to say goodbye, and to present her with flowers, chocolates, her favourite tipple and a photobook keepsake documenting all the years of her life with MTIB, as well as her personal life. 

She will be truly missed by all of us, and we look forward to seeing her drop in from time-to-time. 

pictured (L-R): Richard Welfoot, MTIB Chief Executive and Pat Lewis