Posts Tagged ‘Basingstoke’

Celebrating Alastair

Wicks and Wilson Purchasing Manager Retires with 35 Years Alastair Fitzroy Blair has worked for Wicks and Wilson since January 31, 1983. This Friday, on July 27th, he will wrap up 35 years with one company and a total of 47 years in purchasing for industrial firms in the Basingstoke, UK area. His is a story of many which often goes untold; a quiet hero who does his job well, day in and day out, serving with loyalty, for the main…

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Meeting the Wicks and Wilson Family

In my ongoing journey to learn about Crowley’s different lines of business, I recently accompanied Chris (Crowley) on a visit to Crowley’s Wicks and Wilson (WWL) division in Basingstoke, England. As I was introduced to members of the team and asked them questions about their experiences as both WWL and Crowley employees, the two words I heard repeatedly were “home” and “family.” Nick Edwards, a 40-year employee (40, as in 4-0), welcomed us and gave me a tour which featured not…

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Karting in the UK: Wicks and Wilson Division Outing

It’s not always easy keeping up with our counterparts in the U.K. Not only are they all the way across the Atlantic, but they always seem to be on the move! Recently, members of our Wicks and Wilson (WWL) manufacturing and R&D division took a trip to a nearby indoor circuit for some friendly competitive karting (or, as those of us on the other side of the pond would call it, go-kart racing). WWL general manager John Wilson graciously sent…

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