Hailsham business bids farewell to long-serving couple

Marilyn and Alan Kitcher SUS-150924-170223001
Marilyn and Alan Kitcher SUS-150924-170223001

A Hailsham business has bid farewell to a couple who worked for the company for nearly 50 years.

Marilyn and Alan Kitcher both worked at Marlow Ropes before they retired last Friday (September 18).

Marilyn worked for the company, which manufactures marine ropes for yachts, for 47 years while Alan worked for the company for 46 years.

Jon Mitchell, managing director of Marlow Ropes, said, “Marilyn started at Green Brothers in 1968 (then part of the Hawkins and Tipson group along with Marlow) and met Alan who started a year later.

“In 1973 the couple married and were soon both transferred to work at Marlow.

“Since that time they have both seen many changes but continued to be loyal, hard-working and diligent members of the team, helping Marlow to maintain its worldwide reputation for quality and service.

“Marilyn and Alan, who are keen travellers, will be sorely missed by the whole team at Marlow.”

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