19 December 2014

End of an era

Today has been quite an emotional day for the  family Quiltova. Today, as we left work, we locked the door on  our factory for the final time as owners.   The opportunity to sell up came along earlier this year, and, well, there wasn't much debate to be honest.

It's been pretty stressful getting to this point over last couple of weeks, but finally we signed everything off on Tuesday at the solicitors

Here's some facts and figures of the last 7 years

Started in 2008 with 10 employees
Numbers of employees today 20

We went from the worst factory ever


to a really smart one

Number of Christmas parties - 6 (the last one being on Saturday)
Bowling parties - 6
Paintballing - 1
Other assorted silliness 
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So from January 1st, we will be retired.  Well, sort of anyway.  We will still work in the company as needed during the hand-over period, and Gordon still has his consultancy work..  And as friends and family have said, it's unlikely that we will resist some future opportunity .......

But in the meantime, you'll find me in my sewing room!

18 comments:

  1. Best of luck to you both in the next phase of your life

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  2. I'm sure you'll both find plenty to do . It's just the start of the next bit of life!

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  3. heres to new adventures and new beginnings x

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  4. Good Luck with your new adventures Di, hope to catch up with you again in 2015 :o)

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  5. ooh best of luck! hope the change over goes seamlessly :-)

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  6. Best of luck for the next phase of your journey. I'm sure you and Gordon will find awesome opportunities along the way.

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  7. Oh how exciting, 2015 will be a new adventure, best wishes x

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  8. Hi Diane! All the best for the NEW period in your life! I wish you wonderful Christmas time! x Teje

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  9. Good luck! Are you going to stay in Czech or are you thinking about going back home? Just wondering :)

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  10. Oh my goodness, what a big change. You did such a great job with that business, and provided a living to so many people and their families. I am wondering where you will decide to live, will you stay put or start a new adventure somewhere else?

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  11. How exciting for you both - new challenges and adventures await you. Will you head back to England or stay where you are?

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  12. Happy retirement. Will you stay in CZECH?

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  13. Best of luck and here's to a future of exciting new adventures!

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  14. Wishing you both a great start to the rest of your life! Have a great Christmas and a lot of fun!
    Helen x

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  15. Wow, it's scary to let go, but doing it now means a long and happy retirement :)

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  16. You will have a blast with all that spare time. Have a fabulous Christmas x

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  17. Congratulations on your sale and the next phase of your lives. What did you make at your factory? Do you think you will stay in Czech or move back to UK eventually?

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