Ted Quarmby, the oldest salesman in the country?
AM Labels Limited (AML), Kettering, the labelling, bar coding and software solution specialist, has recently acquired Applied Labels of Corby. And one newly acquired asset is Ted Quarmby who is 88 years' old! Ted has worked with the Applied Labels team for 15 years' and as a result of the acquisition is now looking after sales and deliveries for AML.
Ted started his career in 1935, at the age of 14 at Crafton, in Leicester, as a Trainee Lithographic Artist. This first step on the ladder clearly paved the way for the rest of his career, as Ted has spent most of his working life within the print industry from newspapers to plate-making, providing a wealth of knowledge and experience for AM Labels Limited.
Ted says: "I don't think there's any secret to still being as active as I am at this age. I just like to work and enjoy being involved, and have been fortunate to have had a succession of enjoyable jobs. I've always been involved in the print industry in some way, but I'm still learning everyday! AM Labels is a highly organised company, with fully computerised systems and processes. I've never used a computer before, but I'm really looking forward to learning how to now. It's all very exciting, and I can't wait for the challenges ahead."
Ted has also achieved many accolades during his 88 years' including service during the Second World War and receiving a medal in honour of his bravery. He was also a keen and talented piano player and swimmer. Ted joined Leicester Swimming Club in 1930 and rose through the ranks to become President of the Leicestershire Amateur Swimming Association in between 1966 and 1967.
For more information on products and services from AM Labels Limited please call 01536 414222, or visit their brand new website at www.amlabels.co.uk