Workplace360 is saddened to learn of the death of John George Snr, founder of wholesaler JGBM.
John Snr passed away last week at the age of 88 after a short illness. He established JGBM in 1977 as the sole UK distributor for Japanese typewriter firm Silver Reed. His daughter Kathy was the company’s first employee, with wife Micheline also involved in the business.
Sons John Jnr and Mike joined in 1981 and 1982 respectively, and they took over the family business in 1999 when John Snr retired. While Silver Reed no longer exists, Plymouth-based JGBM has expanded its portfolio and now distributes more than 40 brands throughout the UK.
In a post on social media, Brother UK Managing Director Phil Jones described John Snr as “an absolute legend who will be sorely missed”.
W360 extends its deepest sympathies to Micheline, Kathy, John Jnr, Mike and the whole George family.