Coventry colleague described as a 'gentleman' retiring after 50 years at same company

Les will be retiring on May 31 after 50 years at Autosport Engineering in Coventry
Les will be retiring on May 31 after 50 years at Autosport Engineering in Coventry -Credit:Sean Elliott

A Coventry man is set to retire at the end of the month after working 50 years at the same company. Les George will be retiring on May 31 from Autosport Engineering Limited on Brandon Road in Binley.

Les joined the company in July 1974 as a senior machine operator making brake discs for the motorsport industry and has been working with other items throughout his career. His birthday also falls in May and will be 66 years old when he officially retires.

Finance and Admin Manager Sean Elliot describes Les as a 'great guy' who has many friends within the company and has 'witnessed' many changes through the evolving business over time and will 'be missed'.

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Many of Les's colleagues paid tribute to him as he reaches his final days at Autosport Engineering. Colleague Ed said: "He is great to work with, great company, always works hard with a great sense of humour, and is always keen to help others whenever he can. He will be greatly missed after he has left."

Rajinder Hayer said: "Les will be hugely missed from both a work and personality perspective. He is an honest, hard-working person and is always happy to help people as required, even though he is approaching retirement. He is still giving 100% to the company and his knowledge over the last 50 years has been invaluable."

Another employee Ian added: "I have worked with Les for just over eight years. He has been incredibly supportive and helpful, and helping me out whenever required. He is a great guy to work with and I will miss him when he leaves."

The company also paid tribute to Les who said that Les has been a 'solid good worker for 50 years'. The statement read: "Les has been a good solid worker for 50 years, he has witnessed many changes through his career and has adjusted as required.

"He is a genuine lovely gentleman who is liked by everyone and he will be hugely missed when he retires and leaves the company."

Les will officially retire from Autosport Engineering on Thursday, May 31.

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