This is for anyone planning an event or something that might be of interest to ex-Guilbert employees.
Some more sad news !!
We have heard that Neil Saltmarsh passed away in January (2016) after a long battle with cancer. Neil worked in I.T. in Andover
Some news received
"More sad news I'm afraid, unfortunately for those colleagues who knew and worked
with Eddie Newman. He passed away on Boxing Day (2015) he had battled with
cancer for somewhile"
We received a message from Tracey Jenkinson (Sharpe)
Came across this site - gosh brought back some memories.
I have been living and working in Bermuda since 2010 - it's fantastic here - hot or warm all year round!
Would love to see the "Not just a paper clip" video if anyone has a copy they could post ! Great site !
If anyone knows of a copy of this video please let us know - I'm happy to take it out to Tracey personally !!!!!
Some good news . . . .
Jon White got married on 20th September 2014 !!
Congratulations Jon & Rachel !!
There were some 'old' Guilbert friends there
Chris Robins, Bruce Mullholland, Jon White & Nick Hitchcock Spencer
Plus Jane Mullholland (in the right hand picture).
Not pictured Ian Combes
We are sorry to report the sad news that John (Potton) passed away in his sleep on 12th August 2014 after a battle with cancer.
John was a happy chap always up for a laugh, good sense of humour - known affectionately as the 'Stella King' for his love of the lager.
Worked in various areas of Guilbert - print - sales - transport, also in the latter days of Pentagon.
Married to June who also worked at Guilbert in Andover Customer Services
We pass on our sincere condolences to June and our thoughts are with her.
Some News we have received about O.D. - August 2014
"All of Data and Pricing, Credit Control, 84 account managers, closing Northampton offices and warehouse, all going over to
Yet another big shake up, keeps happening, sure there will be some more, Andover very small now, can remember the days
when we had to desk share and no where to park"
Rumour has it that the Andover Warehouse has been sold ? ? ? ?
Yes it has - don't know who to ??
Message from Rod Cole - former employee ......
"Do you know if anyone still has a copy of the video of the
gig at the sales conference in Brighton in 1999?"
(Nothing submitted at present Rod - July 2014)
Our thanks go to Tony Pickering for sending us this picture. (Tony worked for Pentagon, WHSmith, Niceday & Guilbert. He can be seen 6th from the right at the back)
This picture was at the birth of the Andover D.C. with all heads & leading figures involved in the set-up.
You may recognise some of them ! ! !
This picture and note was also kindly sent by Tony Pickering.
We understand it was sent by the French C.O. regarding the change from Niceday to Guilbert.
More familiar faces for you to identify !
A sad day as we hear that the Edinburgh Office was closed down by Office Depot on Friday 18th February 2011 after over 15 years
We hear that Office Depot have declared many redundancies throughout the UK & Ireland (Friday 29th October 2010) - we hope that all ex-Guilbert employees still with O.D. aren't affected but if you are then we sincerely wish you all the best in finding new and better employment. In addition Customer Services in Andover has now gone - they threw a farewell party in Andover on Friday 18th February 2011 - see photo pages for some pictures ! ! !
There are photos under the three photo sections. Singles, Doubles & Groups.
If YOU have any that we could use - then PLEASE send them to us. (Chris' email address is above - many thanks)
(A BIG thank you to all of you who sent photos - special mention to Eamonn Fitzgerald, John Walker and John Davies)
Did you work for PENTAGON STATIONERS there is a new website for them www.pentagonstat.co.uk
There is a page on Ofrex - Cartright Brice - Satex - Chapmans - etc
Some sad news we have only just found out about - Duncan Murphy passed away around July 2009. We understand that Duncan worked both at Erith and Northampton, he was also remembered by those who worked under the WHSmith regime and Satex.
Mike Bostick & Bob Griffiths had a great retirement evening in Stockbridge (2009). Many 'old' faces and current ones attended. We wish them both a long and happy retirement.
(There are some pictures on the website)
There is a section on Facebook referring to Guilbert UK - if any one uses it and they might like to add their bit to it.
Our Vision is to offer the best products and services to our customers. To always exceed customer expectations resulting in customer delight. Our mission is to provide highest possible quality at the right price.
Our commitment to offer nothing but the very best is reflected in our vision & mission statements. We exist because of our customer and we are very grateful to our customers who have made us what we are today. We now strive to take our organization to the next level so that we can serve our customers even better and continue to keep them fully satisfied.
Have YOU anything you could add to your profile or any news we could add to the site - contact us TODAY - please ! ? ?