23rd July 2012
We have some exciting news that we want to share with you, as of 1st July, after over forty years in the business, John Durtnell has stepped down as Chairman and his son, Alexander Durtnell has taken over the helm. This makes Alexander the thirteenth generation of the Durtnell family to take charge of the family business which has been handed down from father-to-son since 1591.
In addition, our long standing Managing Director, Jim Chandler, who joined the business in 1969, has also stepped down and Matthew Hale has been promoted to the role of Managing Director.
Both John and Jim will remain on the Board of Directors to provide support to our unique and traditional family business.