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Bob The Builder Is Retiring!

Further to our post from yesterday Palm have issued the following press release.

After thirty two years at the coal face of Palm our co-founder Bob Slee is hanging up his tool belt, but probably not putting his feet up.

Bob helped Andy start Palm; building their first kayaks together. After ten years on the high-seas working as a pilot in the Merchant Navy, Bob arrived back at Palm wearing seafaring white socks and bringing a ‘Shipshape & Bristol Fashion’ attitude.

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End Of An Era At Palm

Bob Slee, Palm’s technical director is retiring and leaving Palm after 32 years with the company.

Bob helped Andy start Palm; building their first kayaks together. Bob instilled the ethos of ‘can make; will make; make it better’ as our technical director. Never more happy than in his overalls with an angle grinder in hand, he is responsible for Palm having a purpose-built factory with its own rotomoulding oven – all built by Bob. 

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