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Susan Irving retires after 45 years

This week the Thomas Armstrong Group says farewell to one of its longest serving employees, Group Credit Controller, Susan Irving. Susan will retire this week after working at the Flimby based company for over 45 years.

Susan joined Thomas Armstrong Construction as an office junior in April 1971 when the business was still based in Cockermouth. She has held a number of roles in the Company throughout her career until she was promoted to Group Credit Controller which is a position she has held up until her retirement this week.

She has thoroughly enjoyed her time with Thomas Armstrong and has seen the company grow and develop over the years.

Group Chief Executive Keith Denham said “Susan has been an absolute credit to the firm throughout her career at Thomas Armstrong. Her commitment and dedication over the years has been exemplary, she has been a pleasure to work with and we thank her for all her hard work and wish her and her husband well in her retirement”

Susan said that he is looking forward to her retirement and spending more time with husband Kevin and spending time walking, in the garden and on her other hobbies.


Notes to the Editor

Thomas Armstrong is one of the UK's largest privately-owned contractors and building products manufacturers with operations across northern England. Established in Cockermouth in 1830, today its operations extend across a region from Glasgow to Cheshire. Headquartered at Flimby, Maryport in Cumbria, the group has an annual turnover of £135 million and employs around 700.

Within this, the group’s £55 million-turnover construction business covers design and build, housing, civil engineering, PFI projects, facilities maintenance, highways and surfacing. Meanwhile, Armstrong has a wide ranging £80 million-turnover building materials portfolio.  

The group has specialist businesses covering aggregates, bespoke joinery, concrete blocks, M&E, paving blocks, prestressed products, timber frame construction, timber products, transport and workwear & tool hire.

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