End of an era for Dan

By Michael Upton | 29/12/2017

End of an era for Dan
Dan Dean

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.

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