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B&Q's oldest employee retires aged 90

Published: 12 March 2014
Albert Billington retires from B&Q's Longwell Green store aged 90, after 23 years with the company.
B&Q's oldest employee retires aged 90
Mr Billington joined B&Q in 1990 at the age of 67, working at the Sutton store as a car park attendee. He moved to Longwell Green in 2003, where he continued to work as a store greeter.

He has retired to spend more time with his grandchildren.

To mark his retirement staff at the store celebrated Mr Billington's last day with a champagne reception.

Store manager, Matt Preece said: "We are of course sad to see Albert go but wish him the very best for his much earned retirement. To still be working at aged 90 is no mean feat and Albert is a much loved colleague who does a great job greeting our customers. He has been a shining example of the fact that age really is just a number."

Following Mr Billington's retirement, B&Q's oldest employee is now Stanley Collins, who works at the Guildford store at the age of 88.


Published prior to March 2014
By Kev Billington
Well done for all your hard work. I hope you enjoy you're retirement. Us Billington's are loyal and hard working people. I take my hat off to you

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