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Toolbank driver retires after 39 years and almost 2million miles

Published: 6 April 2018 - Fiona Garcia
Toolbank driver Mike Peace was presented with gifts on his retirement day after 39 years
Toolbank driver Mike Peace was presented with gifts on his retirement day after 39 years' service

Mike Peace, who was based at Toolbank’s Cleckheaton branch and clocked up a huge number of miles delivering to customers throughout Yorkshire and Lancashire, retired last month.

Mike joined Toolbank on August 14 in 1978 as a driver and has remained committed to this role at the company for more than 39 years. 

Northern regional director Mark Mulholland explained that Mike logged every company mile he has ever driven during his time with Toolbank – even logging the mileage covered in every vehicle he has driven.

“So, Mike has driven an outstanding 1,977,324 miles over the years,” he said, adding jokingly: “For some reason he wasn't prepared to stay for an extra 22,676 miles to hit the 2 million!”

Mike has said he will spend his retirement riding his new battery-powered bike and spending time with family, including his wife, who has suffered from ill health recently, and his 13 grandchildren. .

During a presentation to Mike on his retirement day at the end of March, Mark Mulholland, whose father Alex employed Mike when he opened the branch in 1978 said: “We would all like to wish Mike the very best for his retirement and thank him for all his hard work and dedication over the past 39-plus years.”

 

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