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Glasswells stalwart retires after 50 years

Richard Ball and Paul Glasswell (2477126)
Richard Ball and Paul Glasswell (2477126)

A man who has had more than 14 different roles at home furnishings store Glasswells is to retire after serving the company for 50 years.

Richard Ball left school in Bury and the next day began as a junior at Glasswell’s Brentgovel Street store.

Today he is a member of the Board of Directors and is buying director for dining, upholstery and beds.

Now at 65 Richard is retiring from the Newmarket Road firm after managing several of its stores.

He said: “It has always been a family business with strong family values. Paul Glasswell is actively involved in the running of the business, as was his father Leslie. The fact they care so much is one reason why it has been a great place to work.”

Paul Glasswell said: “Richard’s adaptability has played a big part in our success.”