Sadness over the end of a company

IT was with great sadness that I read in last week’s Observer your report of Scott James Home Improvements Ltd, going into voluntary administration.

We have had the pleasure of being a regular customer of the company for more than 30 years, and cannot speak more highly of the quality of products and service supplied over these years.

It is not just a company, but people involved, and our thanks and good wishes go to Doug, Leigh, Jim and Pete, who gave us, and many friends, fantastic service during this time.

They were also valued supporters of many charities in the area, besides being a vital part of events as the Hastings Half-Marathon and the Lions Club Golf Tournament.

When a good company such as Scott James goes out of business, it is bad news for our town, and we hope that this does not apply to many other businesses in these difficult times.

Thank you all at Scott James for looking after us so well all these years, and we will certainly miss such a fine company and people.

ERIC HARDWICK MBE

Harley Shute Road

St Leonards