Dave Pettifor

We were deeply sorry to learn of the passing of Dave Pettifor on the 11th September after a prolonged illness.  His funeral will be held on Friday 28th September at St Mary’s Church, Lowdham at 12.30.

Dave was Chief Executive of the ABRS from Feb 2013 to Jan 2015 throughout which time he achieved a huge amount for the Association namely in respect of the Apprentice scheme which Dave masterminded and got off the ground resulting in a new source of income. Perhaps his key achievement for the ABRS was in successfully gaining charitable status for the Association, something that involved a lengthy and detailed application to the Charity Commission which Dave undertook with his usual determination and keenness to achieve all that was best for the ABRS. Alongside these major projects Dave worked tirelessly to modernise many of our administrative systems, greatly improving efficiency in the process. We recall the long car journeys he  undertook to visit members across the country and to oversee our many assessment and examination days.

A dapper gentleman of lean proportions, Dave had enormous energy and a will to succeed in all that he did. The ABRS is much the richer for all that Dave achieved for us and we shall always be grateful.

Our thoughts are with Dave’s wife Mary, and family at this difficult time.


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