In 1978, David Rosenthal joined Manchester based conservatory furniture company, Desser. 65 year-old David joined the family-owned company as an order picker and over the 35 years working in the company, which recently launched a cushion division, creating ten new roles, progressed to the position of warehouse man.

Commenting on three decades with the firm, David says: “When I joined Desser, I’d just got married and with more responsibilities I needed a job with more financial benefits. In my 35 years there have been some big changes. When I started we were mainly providing customers with basket ware but we began importing conservatory furniture and most recently the company has started manufacturing cushions.

“It was a good place to work and the lads I worked with were pretty unique and we spent a lot of time laughing. I will definitely be keeping in touch as I made some great friends.”

Mark Stewart, sales director, says: “David was a loyal and committed employee and it was a pleasure to have him as part of the team for so many years. We wish him a long and happy retirement.”