Joe with Bobby Brown and Remploy Manager Maureen Maxwell

Dundee West MSP Joe FitzPatrick was delighted to have been invited to Remploy on Dunsinane Avenue to help celebrate the retirement of staff member Bobby Brown after an amazing 47 years of service.

The MSP presented Bobby with a glass plaque and framed copy of his original contract from September 1962, while senior local and regional management and Dundee Remploy colleagues presented him with a variety of retirement gifts.

Bobby left school and started initially in the previous Remploy factory in Kinnoull Road and has served under several managers including Margaret Harris, who returned to be at his retirement event today and current manager, Maureen Maxwell.

Joe said: “It was a wonderful and very happy occasion, which I was delighted to have been invited to attend. Bobby is a unique character and will be greatly missed at Remploy. I hope he will enjoy his new ‘career’ as a volunteer at the Unicorn as I know he has a great interest in the navy which came from his father’s service during the war. I wish him very well for the future.”