Friday, February 4, 2022

Farewell Arthur

BESA was saddened to hear of the death of Arthur Charles Preou, who founded the long-standing Association member AC Preou & Sons based in Romford, Essex more than 60 years ago. 

Arthur was born in 1941 and joined the industry as a plumbing apprentice aged 17. He was already a foreman at Mann & Partners by the age of 18 and started his own business just two years later. 

A passionate fisherman and motorsports fan, Arthur was extremely proud that the family business he started reached its 60th anniversary last year and he remained heavily involved and interested in the industry and the activities of BESA. 

His daughter Julia said her father was “an extraordinary man and father whose humble beginnings should encourage others to turn to our industry”. She added that he found the BESA webinars in the early days of the pandemic particularly helpful and reassuring. 

You can read more about Arthur’s life here: https://arthurpreou.muchloved.com/

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