Tuesday, 24 August 2010

The next generation

Much of my blog to date has been about the history of C Brandauer & Co Ltd and I will be writing about future ideas and current items in due course.  However, I would like to mention that recently a direct descendant of Mr Joseph Petit (founder) has worked in the factory on work experience.  At 17, this 6th generation family member became the second of that generation to work for C Brandauer & Co Ltd which is quite marvellous.  We are fortunate in having a young family director who is also from the 6th generation already involved with the business.

My Father, Mr Joseph (Ian) Petit started full-time in the factory at the age of 17 in 1938 sweeping the yard (so I am told) and progressed through the ranks until he left, much to the disapproval of his three Uncles working in the business, to go to University in the late 1940s.  He didn't return until the early 1970s and was still Chairman of C Brandauer & Co Ltd when he died in December 2000 at the age of 79.

Maybe one day we will have family members from the 7th generation involved in the business?  Currently all the shareholders are family members and they stretch back to a 3rd generation family member and include 6th generation teenagers, too.

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