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Clockmaker Clocks Up 50 years’ service

July 24, 2020 Uncategorized

This week marks a very special celebration for one of our clockmakers. Jonathan Lee (Jon) celebrates 50 years of continuous service with the company, from school days to today.  Jon joined the company on the 24th July 1970 at the age of 15, as a school leaver, quite literally, finishing school on the Thursday and started work on the Friday! Jon completed his clockmaking apprenticeship over 7 years and has continued his service since then, Jonathan is one of the country’s most respected turret clockmakers. In addition to keeping hundreds of public clocks to time, Jon helps to coach an…

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October 24, 2019 News

It’s been another busy month here at Smith of Derby! We’ve had three new team members join us, completed some fantastic projects and had some special visitors in our works… New Team Members Recently graduated from the University of Derby, Rachel Broughton and Daniel Marshall have joined our commercial team. They are both enjoying a job share arrangement as they continue to follow their master’s degrees in business management in the coming year. Kelvyn Thorp has joined our clockmaking team. Based out of Maidstone, in Kent, we are delighted to boost our coverage in the South of the UK, as…

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August NewsTime

September 5, 2019 News

Whilst children across the country have been enjoying their summer holiday, the Smith of Derby team have been busy working on clocks across the world. This month has seen two new team members join, some wonderful customer feedback and three long service awards! Spotlight on the team… As we build our design capability to design, fabricate and install some of the world’s best clocks, we welcome two graduates from the University of Derby; Daniel Greenhalgh and Oliver Beetlestone. Long service awards… At a recent Group Board meeting we took the opportunity to thank team members for their long service with…

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February 19, 2019 News

It’s been a busy start to the year here at Smith of Derby. The team have been working hard both in our works and out on the road to keep Britain’s clocks ticking, along with some huge international work which we hope to share with you very soon. In the meantime, please read further about our recent activities. We are delighted that in this edition of NewsTIME we can report that we have received feedback from our training partner, Learning Unlimited, that Joe Mines has achieved a ‘distinction’ in a recent examination on engineering health & safety, attaining 85%. Staying…

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