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'They dropped everything for GD - just as they did in the old days'
No doubt every industry in most countries of the world will have its notable figures and the UK is no exception with a group that was affectionately known as 'The Rat Pack' when I joined the UK cleaning industry in the early '90s.
One of the members was Graham Dyson, who sadly has been very ill with Alzheimer's for some time. When Richard, his son, updated Graham's old industry friends to say that Graham was really struggling and was now living in a specialist Stockport dementia unit, Robert Burtinshaw promptly suggested that they have a get-together meal for him.
Richard tells us that the gathering,which took place on 4th October at Bredbury Hall, was a tremendous success and that a great time was had by all. One of the guests, David Garcia told us: "It was a wonderful gesture of Richard and Diane Dyson to invite Graham's friends along to enjoy a lovely lunch in Graham's company. It was great fun for all those of us who could make it."
For those whose memories need refreshing, the list below shows the impact Graham had on the cleaning industry:
From 1962 Colgate Palmolive salesman
" 1965 Formed Dyson Cleaning Supplies.
" 1969 Joined Selden Research
" 1971 Formed Dyson Chemicals
" 1977 Dyson Chemicals merged with Radium Group
" 1982 Formed Dymachem
" 1999 Formed Dysys Hygiene Systems
During 1995 Graham introduced 27 Dymachem distributors to Jangro. Of those, 25 joined - increasing its membership from 6 to 31 and therefore completely reinventing the Jangro network overnight!
17th October 2013