It's always hard to bid farewell to a member of the Firwood family but after 42 years, Martin Wallen our Managing Director is retiring
Firwood Paints Ltd has been a well-established family run business since 1925 which was initially set up as Firwood Paint and Varnish Company by Martin's Grandfather. In 1976 after leaving university an opportunity arose for Martin to join the family business taking on the challenges of an extremely competitive market.
Not only did Martin lead the company through various recessions, ensuring stability for not only the company but his staff, but he has continually invested in the modernisation of the company to ensure that the research, staff and equipment was capable of keeping up with the ever changing demands within the market.
In recognition of and thanks for 42 years of service and leadership and the marking the end of an era for Firwood as an independent company, the Directors and staff (the Firwood family) presented Martin with an engraved decanter and wished him a long and happy retirement.