Don-Bur, a leading name in commercial vehicle bodywork manufacturing, celebrated a significant and heartwarming milestone today as they marked the 90th birthday of their esteemed founder, Don Burton.
Don Burton is more than just a name on the building; he embodies the very heart and soul of the Don-Bur legacy. The entire Don-Bur family came together to honor his extraordinary journey, with all 550 staff members joining in the festivities. It was a day filled with joy and nostalgia, as they paid tribute to the man who has been the driving force behind their success.
The centrepiece of the celebration was a custom-made cake. The emotions were palpable as Don addressed the workforce earlier today, reminiscing about the remarkable journey they've all shared. In a series of heartwarming photos, one can see Don's son and Managing Director, Dave Burton, sharing a heartfelt hug with his father. It's a testament to the family spirit that runs through every vein of Don-Bur. This family spirit has been integral to the company's success over the decades.
Don's connection with his team goes beyond just being a founder; it's a true leadership quality. He made it a point to personally shake the hands of each and every member of the team, an act of gratitude that didn't go unnoticed.
The celebration extended beyond the company's headquarters, with staff from other depots, including Clarence Road, Boothen Road, and Fen Park, joining in the festivities. This remarkable gathering is a true reflection of the unity and camaraderie that defines the Don-Bur family.
"Happy birthday, Don! Your legacy inspires us every day, and we're honored to celebrate this milestone with you," said Richard Owens, Marketing Manager at Don-Bur. "Here's to many more years of success, growth, and shared memories as we continue your incredible journey."
As Don Burton turns 90, Don-Bur looks forward to a future that continues to reflect the principles and values he instilled in the company. The celebration not only marks a remarkable milestone but also serves as a reminder of the strong bond that unites everyone at Don-Bur.
Published: Wed 11 Oct 2023
Updated: Tue 09 Jan 2024
Author: Richard Owens
Published by: Don-Bur