|Alan George, Robert Neil and John Neil|
To have been in business for six decades is a remarkable achievement, but as Sales Director Robert Neil recounts, the company was built on very solid foundations:
“The business was started by my father John Neil and his brother George back in 1953,” explains Robert. “They had both served in the Second World War and came back to their home in Quinton, Birmingham, to find work in local industry. My father found a position with Goodyear and George took a job with a builders merchant, but they were both keen to start their own business – they just needed to find the right sector.”
|Doorfit Directors: Philip, John and Robert Neil|
“It was a company founded on sound financial sense and both brothers were careful to make sure as much money as possible was kept in Doorfit,” recounts Robert. “My father even remembers a conversation with their accountant after the first year of trading, when the matter of wages was discussed - after they had told him they had not drawn any income and were living purely on savings the somewhat bemused accountant thought for a moment and said ‘I’m not sure the Revenue Department will accept that answer’!”
|Birmingham Architectural Ironmongery Showroom|
|Birmingham Garage Doors Showroom|
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