End of the line for Standen’s Doug after 47 years service

Doug Carter, left, with Owen Blake.

Doug Carter, left, with Owen Blake. - Credit: Archant

Long-serving Doug Carter waved goodbye to colleagues at Standen Engineering today (Tuesday) after more than 47 years service.

Doug Carter 1967.

Doug Carter 1967. - Credit: Archant

Mr Carter started at the firm, based in Angel Drove, Ely, on September 1, 1967, as a trainee draftsmen, drawing up designs for items for the company’s engineers to turn into products.

Over the years, he worked his way through the ranks, gaining experience in health and safety, repairs and apprenticeship training before finishing up as a director.

Mr Carter, 64, enjoyed a special presentation and lunch with colleagues and fellow directors last week to mark his retirement.

Managing director at Standen, Owen Blake, described Doug as “a selfless colleague and a real man of the community”.

He added: “Doug has recently bought a new house so there will be plenty of work to keep him occupied in his retirement.”