Many thanks to Dougie Carr for sending me the following photographs of his Stein Refractories Apprenticeship Certificate. Dougie is a time served patternmaker from 06/02/1962 to 06/02/1967. “During his apprenticeship, Mr Carr has been trained in the use of all wood working hand tools, circular saw, band saw, planer, sander and wood turning lathe. These…
Attention of Mr. Rose – Not for publication before 00.01 hours on 21st April 1987
GR-STEIN REFRACTORIES LIMITED
A DIVISION OF HEPWORTH CERAMIC HOLDINGS PLC
Head Office, Genefax House, Tapton Park Road, Sheffield S10 3FJ,England.
Telephone: 0742 306577. Telex: 54128 GR STN G
Our ref AAK:BJH
Dear Fellow Employee,
QUEEN’S AWARD FOR EXPORT ACHIEVEMENT
I am sure that you will be aware by now be aware that the Company have this year bee granted the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement.
The Award is in recognition of the Company’s achievement in increasing its Export Sales by 48% over the teo years to June 1986. Export Sales now account for nearly half of our total Sales.
The Award is a tribute to the whole Company, particularly to our Export Sales Staff, whose efforts throughout the world have produced such good results.
The Award itself will be presented to the Company by the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, at a ceremony to be held in Sheffield on Tuesday, 7th July 1987. Whilst clearly it will not be possible for all Staff to attend the Award Ceremony, it is intended that the Award will be displayed at each Works in turn as part of a local celebration.
In the meantime the Board of GR-Stein Refractories Ltd. have decided to commemorate the occasion with a suitable memento to all employees, and therefore i hope that you will accept this Queen’s Award Tie/Scarf and wear it with pride.