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The industry loses a popular character

Published: 31 January 2014
Steve Bood, who was a senior sales manager at Keter, died suddenly last Saturday, January 25, at the age of 54.
The industry loses a popular character
Mr Bood worked for the manufacturing company and had national account responsibility that included Homebase, Wilkinsons, Costco and Makro. Outside of his 13 years with Keter, he was also known for his work with Curver, Euro United and Polycell.

The tributes paid since his passing emphasise the fondness and high regard with which Mr Bood was held in the DIY and garden trade. Those at Keter said he was a large man in stature but he was even bigger in his character and heart.

Outside of work, Mr Bood was a lifelong supporter and season ticket holder of Manchester United. He was also heavily involved with his local village cricket club as a first team player, junior coach and club chairman.

His funeral will take place at Blackley Crematorium in Manchester at 2pm next Friday, February 7, with all invited for drinks at Littleborough Cricket Club afterwards.

Comments

Published prior to March 2014
By mark bannister
Steve will be missed and trade Homebase roadshow events will not be the same without this fine man
Published prior to March 2014
By Neil Duerden
As a fellow HB NATAC I spent many hours in Steve's company, at the HB roadshows, Atrium, conferences, hotel bars, etc. A lovely, funny, kind hearted fella with proud Northern roots & brilliant sense of humour. A true stand out man & role model for us all ... hence the fond comments ..

He's not out - he's just having a beer in the Clubhouse !!!
Published prior to March 2014
By Howard Lees CK Tools (ex Polycell)
Real sadness to here about Steve,great boss RIP
Published prior to March 2014
By Nigel Thompson
Steve was just a great man. I would bump into him a lot locally and business wise. I shall miss him and his friendship. My thoughts are with Steve's family and I hope that know that Steve was very well thought of in the trade. Goodnight Big Man.
Published prior to March 2014
By Anonymous
Steve Bood was one of the great guys in the DIY industry and a thoroughly professional senior sales person . He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and customers. BY GERRY HENEGHAN RONSEAL LTD
Published prior to March 2014
By Bart Beving
A good man, a good collegue. Always supportive. Though we did not work together these past years, I feel sad that he is no longer among us.
Published prior to March 2014
By Graham Wilson
"One of the nicest people you could wish to meet",
this is one of those rare occassions where this staement is true.
Never a bad word to say about anyone, and never heard a bad word said about him, that got to be some achievement. Will be missed by all that knew him.
Published prior to March 2014
By Graeme Scott-Dodd
Simply one of the good guys !!!
Published prior to March 2014
By Andy
Always a smile, always positive. Will always be remembered.

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