Ipswich’s Alan Mason retires after more than half a century’s service

October 26, 2017

Caption: Ipswich Mayor Sarah Barber (front left) is pictured with Alan Mason, his wife Liz and other members of their family on a visit to the Town Hall, Ipswich

ABP’s Ipswich team have organised a series of events to celebrate the efforts of the port’s longest-serving employee Alan Mason, who retired after more than half a century’s service.

Having started work at the Port of Ipswich in 1964, Alan Mason retired as Sales Manager in August after 53 years. During his time he witnessed the port go from strength to strength and had a tremendous positive impact on the business.

To celebrate his achievements, Alan and his family were invited to Ipswich’s Town Hall where they met Ipswich Mayor Sarah Barber. In recognition of his valuable contribution to the team, ABP also hosted Alan and his wife Liz along with friends, colleagues and customers to see Ipswich play against Norwich on 22 October, followed by a celebratory meal.

Alan Mason, said: "The Port of Ipswich has been a huge part of my life. I have worked with so many super colleagues and great customers. They have made my career so enjoyable, and I thank them one and all. I am so pleased that the investments that ABP has made over the last 20 years have transformed the facilities on offer, and would also like to add a big thank you to all my ABP colleagues for the very special send-off."

Paul Ager, Divisional Port Manager – East Coast, said: “We are grateful to Alan for the important contribution he has made to the growth of ABP’s business during the decades he spent working as an integral part of our team.

“At ABP we are committed to creating a safe and pleasant work environment and we hope that Alan has enjoyed working with us and wish him all the best for the future.”