Mr. David Birkett. R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of David. He left this life last week whilst on a cruise.

Our deepest sympathy is with his remaining family.

David’s father, Laurie, started Wellington Rubber Co back in 1936, but it was in 1999 that David, by then contemplating his own retirement, sold the company to J. Allcock & Sons Ltd. It was re-located from Leeds to the JA site in Manchester in 2002, where it was integrated into the operation. David came down to JA one day a week over the first year, to make sure the changeover was effortless. We felt that it was imperative to continue with the original name as many customers were loyal to it, and it continued the lineage.

In mid 2015 WRC was moved to a new, dedicated site just a short distance away.

We are sure that David would be proud to know that his father’s company name and logo survives and is still in daily use.

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