In Memory of Phil Thompson
Posted on August 1, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our colleague and friend Phil Thompson on the 26th July 2018 after a short battle with cancer.
Phil joined The Caravan Company in 2010 after a successful period in charge of Nene Court Caravans in Wellingborough and became a vital member of the team.
Phil’s unrivalled knowledge of touring caravans and his ability to provide the best customer care led to many awards during his time in the industry from major manufacturers to the recognition from every customer he dealt with throughout the years.
Having spoken to current and former customers of Phil whilst he has been ill, there are common stories of how Phil pulled out the stops to help as many people as he could. One customer recalled that a week prior to taking a caravan Phil had sold to him to go to France it had developed a major leak. When the customer phoned, Phil insisted the van be brought in straight away and he would see that it would be fixed and their holidays would be unaffected. True to his word the van was repaired and back on the road to France where it would be a holiday home for the next fifteen years!
Whilst at Nene Court Phil recognised the potential of young people within the industry and as such lead a successful work-based learning programme with local schools in the Wellingborough area. He set the standards and led by example helping countless young people on the path to success in their careers and wider personal lives.
He has assisted in the development of many young people within our company who will go on to have long successful careers in this industry. He has also provided constructive counsel with our expansion plans, utilising his many years in the industry to help hone our completed development areas and our future growth.
During his time with The Caravan Company he has not only been a successful member of the sales team, he has been a great colleague, friend and mentor to those current and former members of staff.
The team at Finedon are deeply saddened to lose Phil but can assure any of his current or former customers they will continue to be looked after in the same way. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact Matt Taylor at our Finedon business on 01933682888 or by firstname.lastname@example.org