A LONG-serving print worker has clocked off for the last time after 46 years in the business.
Dan Dean, business development director at B&B Press in Rotherham started out as an apprentice at the Advertiser’s previous owners, Garnett Dickinson, in Rotherham in 1971.
He has spent seven years in his current role — a far cry from the early days.
Starting in a composing room that Guttenberg would have recognised, he went on to oversee Garnett Dickinson’s first move into web printing and a factory move at the same time.
“I am retiring from an industry I have worked in and loved for 46 years,” said Mr Dean.
“I have worked with hundreds of dedicated and enthusiastic people, at great forward-thinking and ever-changing companies.”
Mr Dean has been involved in the British Printing Industries Federation since the early 80s and has chaired the regional board in the North East twice, serving as a non-executive director for three years.
He was also made one of the first Fellows of the federation a few years ago.
Mr Dean will remain as a consultant for B&B Press in Parkgate until the middle of 2018 and to help them celebrate their 60th Anniversary next year.
He was also a co-founder and chair of trustees for Rotherham children’s SAFE@LAST and oversaw its successful amalgamation into the national charity DePaul in 2016.