After 39 years, David Holmes has finally decided to leave Velden to enjoy his retirement. David joined us in August 1977 and has worked in the machine shop ever since. He leaves us just a few months short of being here for forty years! We celebrated his retirement, whilst watching England play Wales in the European Championship and enjoying pasties and peas. We are sorry to lose our longest serving employee but wish him all the best in his retirement. We take great pride in our low staff turnover and value our more experienced staff who all work closely with our young apprentices, passing on their vast experience and ensuring no valuable knowledge is lost.