She’s seen it all…. everything from new people, ownership, renovations, industry changes but Betty Williams is calling time on her 54-year automotive career from the same Southampton dealership!
Betty, 72, who works for Picador PLC started out at the tender age of just 18 working on the switchboard from the then petrol station on Portsmouth Road, Sholing - now commonly known as Picador Vauxhall. During her half century career Betty has predominantly worked in sales and purchase ledger but has got stuck in wherever required. On retiring Betty commented, “I’ve made lifelong friends, met some fantastic people and truly enjoyed every moment. Working for over 50 years you get to see and do a lot but I’ve always been happy to learn new skills. I’m sad to leave but I know the business is in good hands.”
On her retirement, Graham Jacobs, Picador Plc CEO added, “I’ve known Betty all my life, she’s seen me grow up and it’s been a pleasure to work with her. I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her service at Picador and we all wish her well in her retirement.”
Betty has no plans to slow down with several trips already organised. A massive Elvis fan, Betty is heading to Memphis, as well as Nashville and trips across Europe.
Picador Vauxhall is part of Picador Plc which represents Vauxhall, Renault and Dacia with locations in Southampton, Chandlers Ford, Winchester and Lyndhurst. Picador is one of the longest serving Vauxhall Retailers in the country.