Eddie, a consultant and former Senior Partner at George Hay, retires from the practice today after a staggering 58 years of service (over half a century!).
Having joined the firm as a trainee back in 1962, Eddie ascended the career ladder to become agricultural partner in 1985, a position which played to his strengths, given that he had grown up in a farming family, and saw him advise many hundreds of rural and farming clients in the years that followed.
He was appointed Senior Partner in 2010, later stepping down in 2011 to become a consultant, and in 2012 we marked his 50th anniversary with a firm-wide celebration at Moggerhanger Park.
On bidding farewell to his lifelong vocation, Eddie said: “I feel fortunate to have spent 58 years, doing a job that I very much enjoy, working my way up from a training position to eventually spend time as both a partner and Senior Partner.
“I am lucky to have had many loyal clients over the years, and for some I have acted for more than one generation of the same family. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know such a variety of people and, indeed, their businesses.
“I’ve also enjoyed working alongside my colleagues at George Hay, to whom I wish long and happy careers with the firm going forward.”
On bidding farewell to another long-standing member of the team, Barry Jefferd, Senior Partner, said: “Eddie has undoubtedly been a huge part of the George Hay story, having headed our agricultural division, helped to establish us as the leading accountants in the area for local farming businesses and having dedicated his working life to supporting a portfolio of clients.
“We thank Eddie for and congratulate him on his 58 years of service and we wish him all the best for a long and happy retirement.”