Leaving gift for Ollie Barton

Golf cart
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ends 18 Dec 2020

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    Rachael Barton

Golf cart

Ollie has worked at Guide Dogs for 34 years. He will finally be turning off his work phone on Dec 18. I would love to see his friends and colleagues come together to give him a great send off. What would we get him? A golf cart, plain and simple, drag along, no motor, no voice control (a bit like his wife!🤣). Any leftover funds will go to the charity of his choice.


  • Sian

    Sian Southward made a contribution   16 Dec 2020

    Wishing you all the best Ollie, we have had so many laughs along the way, the biggest one when you became my line manager!! Seriously wishing you all the happiness for the future and we will stay in touch for sure Sian xx
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  • Emily

    Emily Knott made a contribution   16 Dec 2020

    Ollie, you will be very much missed at Guide Dogs! You are the epitome of management should be. Thank you for always having time for people, for always having a genuine interest in their lives and the work they were doing, for having a sense of humour, for filling the office with the smell of coffee, thank you for supporting me many times, and for telling me to be a boomerang. See you soon for a drink! Lots of love, Em xx
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  • Emily

    Emily Knott made a contribution   16 Dec 2020

    Ollie, you will be very much missed at Guide Dogs! You are the epitome of management should be. Thank you for always having time for people, for always having a genuine interest in their lives and the work they were doing, for having a sense of humour, for filling the office with the smell of coffee, thank you for supporting me many times, and for telling me to be a boomerang. See you soon for a drink! Lots of love, Em xx
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    Anonymous made a contribution   15 Dec 2020

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous made a contribution   15 Dec 2020

    Happy Retirement Ollie, you will be sadly missed ! Take Care of yourself ..Love Rachael N xx
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  • Cassi

    Cassi Moss made a contribution   15 Dec 2020

    Will be sad to see you go, but no doubt will see you for a few 'quiet drinks' when we are all allowed again! Enjoy all the new found free-time, and not having to zoom in your PJ's x
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  • Sarah

    Sarah Luck made a contribution   11 Dec 2020

    Ollie - you will be missed at Guide Dogs, and in the Maidstone office especially. I'll miss listening to classic rock and drinking strong coffee with you! But wishing you all the best for the future - whatever that might hold. Sarah x
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  • Annie

    Annie Hourston made a contribution   11 Dec 2020

    Ollie, we've shared moments over the past 3 decades, from ridiculous drunken trips to the Beer Engine to you guiding me through the minefield of what is known as a project at GDs! I wish you could stay for my own selfish reasons. Enjoy every moment in your new adventure! x
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  • tim

    tim stafford made a contribution   09 Dec 2020

    World's No.1 Director of Better. All the best for the future. Tim.
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  • Alison

    Alison Sinclair made a contribution   09 Dec 2020

    Good Luck & Enjoy the next Chapter! Alison
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  • Anthony

    Anthony Bushell made a contribution   08 Dec 2020

    Ollie, hope to see you again for a pie and pint some day down the Nag`s Head, but until then: Enjoy a well earned break from work, and good luck clocking up many more miles on the rowing machine! Anthony
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  • Jo

    Jo Thorn made a contribution   08 Dec 2020

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  • Jo

    Jo Thorn posted a comment   08 Dec 2020

    I remember my first few days at Guide Dogs as a GDT and my induction was to follow you train your advanced dogs. Now i know why i have been going wrong all these years..... Enjoy all that daytime TV
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  • Sabine

    Sabine Chapman made a contribution   07 Dec 2020

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    Sabine Chapman made a contribution   07 Dec 2020

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  • Gordon

    Gordon Smith made a contribution   04 Dec 2020

    Every Idea has it's day, Ollie, and December 2020 seems the right time for the leaving "idea" Enjoy whatever you choose to do in the future. Even if that is nothing for a wee while! Cheers Gordon
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  • Sarah

    Sarah Miller made a contribution   04 Dec 2020

    Good luck Ollie
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  • Jay

    Jay Taylor made a contribution   04 Dec 2020

    Sad to see you go Ollie but good luck with your new adventures love Jay x
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  • Linda

    Linda Cooper made a contribution   03 Dec 2020

    Good luck Ollie. It has been a pleasure working with you on numerous projects and travelling round the organisation and socialising for the odd drink or too. Take care and enjoy your leisure time as well as anything else you decide to do xx
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  • Nicky

    Nicky Schwarz made a contribution   03 Dec 2020

    Hey Ollie, really sad to see you go but when the opportunity presents you have to take it! I'm sure I'll get to see you when we all get together for a beer or two.... Good luck with whatever the future brings. Nicky xx
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  • Nicky

    Nicky Schwarz made a contribution   03 Dec 2020

    Hey Ollie, really sad to see you go but when the opportunity presents you have to take it! I'm sure I'll get to see you when we all get together for a beer or two.... Good luck with whatever the future brings. Nicky xx
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  • Nicky

    Nicky Schwarz made a contribution   03 Dec 2020

    Hey Ollie, really sad to see you go but when the opportunity presents you have to take it! I'm sure I'll get to see you when we all get together for a beer or two.... Good luck with whatever the future brings. Love Nicky xx
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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous made a contribution   03 Dec 2020

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to do something great and for having the time to support me and the teams I've worked in along the way. Best of luck with your next ventures and hope to catch up for a pint in the not too distant future, Rob
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  • Geraint

    Geraint Evans made a contribution   03 Dec 2020

    We have worked for GD for a similar time, we first met in the late 80’s in the “Now get out of that” GD competition. I think we were camped in Birmingham somewhere having just pulled a barge, climbed in blindfold and in the evening you had your brown duffel coat on (big sponge hair) and you played the guitar whilst we sat around the camp fire. Of course we also got very very drunk! It been a pleasure to have worked with you and for you. I’ve been lucky to have been managed by several great people and I would say you were at least number 5 so a very satisfactory experience.....only joking! Like previous comments you recruited me to the South East as a manager and you helped to make work fun, focused and you also bought more rounds than anyone else ( when you remembered your wallet!). I’m lucky to have just retired and I live just round the corner to you so I’m looking forward to golf, beer, rowing and a crafty fag! All the best Ollie, I’m sure you will be missed at GD’s but this is now your time...enjoy and chill!
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  • Lesley

    Lesley Story made a contribution   03 Dec 2020

    Dear Ollie, I'm another one that you are responsible helping to recruit. Walking around Redbridge with your clipboard and 'microphone' hair :) Thank you for all the support you have given me and others over the years and I wish you the happiest of retirements. Bon Voyage !
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  • Lesley

    Lesley Story made a contribution   03 Dec 2020

    Dear Ollie, I'm another one that you are responsible helping to recruit. Walking around Redbridge with your clipboard and 'microphone' hair :) Thank you for all the support you have given me and others over the years and I wish you the happiest of retirements. Bon Voyage !
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  • Sharon

    Sharon Trull made a contribution   02 Dec 2020

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  • Sharon

    Sharon Trull made a contribution   02 Dec 2020

    Best wishes for the future x
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  • Simon

    Simon Cope made a contribution   02 Dec 2020

    It been a pleasure to have sat with you in the office, always benefiting from your many wise words. Above all you made a decent coffee and did the washing up
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  • Wendy

    Wendy Rankin made a contribution   02 Dec 2020

    Hey Ollie, where do I start? oh yes Bye! No seriously not sure I can cope with going down memory lane, so many laughs so many annoying habits, losing keys, losing phones, being surprised we were the first ta a meeting until we realised the meeting was in Leamington not Hillfields where we were sitting. thats another good thing about virtual mtgs! I'll miss you loads but I know we will keep in touch. Wendy XX
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  • Veronica

    Veronica Bowron made a contribution   02 Dec 2020

    Ollie B, the man responsible for recruiting me! Still here all these years later - lovely or tragic, it's all down to you. Enjoy the next chapter..xx
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  • Lily

    Lily Tsang made a contribution   02 Dec 2020

    Hope you have a well earned rest from all things Guide Dogs. You've been an absolute tower of strength to me over the last few years and I will never forget your support and kindness. Good luck in all your future endeavours - you will be missed xx
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  • Claire

    Claire Genis made a contribution   02 Dec 2020

    It’s been a pleasure Sir working and drinking with you! See you soon All my love Claire
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  • Kevin

    Kevin Rowney made a contribution   02 Dec 2020

    Our loss is Lidl's gain Ollie... give those shelves a good buffing chap!
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  • Jack

    Jack Visser made a contribution   02 Dec 2020

    Dear Ollie, You’ve had a massive impact over the five years we worked together. Thank you for all the trust, guidance and new opportunities you sent my way. I’ll miss the work and non-work conversations. It’s a pity the pandemic robbed us of all of the normal pub sessions this year. Hopefully we’ll meet up soon. Good luck with your next adventure and keep in touch. Jack
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  • Kevin

    Kevin Rowney made a contribution   02 Dec 2020

    Our loss is Lidl's gain Ollie.... go give those shelves a good buffing!
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  • Veronica

    Veronica Bowron made a contribution   02 Dec 2020

    Mr B, You gave me my first job with Guide Dogs all those years ago... still here... can't decide if that's lovely or tragic but it's all down to you. Enjoy the next chapter xxx
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  • Claire

    Claire Genis made a contribution   02 Dec 2020

    It's been a pleasure Sir working and drinking with you! See you soon All my love Claire G
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  • Claire

    Claire Genis made a contribution   02 Dec 2020

    It's been a pleasure Sir working and drinking with you! See you soon All my love Claire G
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  • Kevin

    Kevin Rowney made a contribution   02 Dec 2020

    Our loss is definitely Lidl's gain! Happy shelf stacking you curly-haired muse you...
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