A Legend Retires

Albert Blackley tickled the ivories one last time and played us out with a tune at his retirement farewell this week.  His musical prowess is just one of the things we will miss about Albert at Access.

Retiring after 44 years, Albert is one of our longest-serving employees and he is a legend.

Albert started working at Access Newcastle in 1979 where he worked in the sewing section and loading pallets.

In August 1987, Albert transferred to the St Peter’s Sydney where he worked for 12 years doing book binding.

In 2001 Albert moved to the site at Prospect Highway, Seven Hills, where he worked in production until September 2014 when that facility closed, and all staff moved to our current Seven Hills site.

Albert is a mathematics whizz. If you give him your date of birth, he can tell you on what day of the week you were born.  On our sports days, Albert could add up the dart board score quicker than a manager could with a calculator.

Albert can always tell you at any stage of the day how many shippers have been done. He is always accurate.   His skills are quite astonishing.

Apart from music and his beloved Bulldogs, Albert’s great passion in life is trains.  He can tell you all the specific details about different trains and can quote the timetables of where he travels.

Today we celebrate and acknowledge Albert’s contribution to Access Industries and wish him all the very best in his well-deserved retirement. He has brought a lot of pleasure to people at Access with his big personality.

We wish you good health and happiness in your retirement and congratulate you on your 44 years’ service with Access Industries.