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Blue Chip Says A Fond Farewell To Our First Ever Retiree!

Whether you’re a Blue Chip friend, client or supply partner, you’ll either know or have at least heard of Kathy Lye, who was, up until recently our legendary Operations Director.

After over 13 years with Blue Chip, Kathy has decided it’s time to hang up her marketing boots and take well-earned retirement.

Kathy joined us on a temporary contract over one winter, after an already long and successful career in above and through the line marketing, for ‘something to do’ to supplement summers spent in France. 13 years later and having moved from Client Services into a whole new world of Operations, she’s finally saying goodbye to the temporary job! 

‘It’s been the longest time at any company which is ironic as I came for a 4 month project!’ Said Kathy ‘It’s pretty weird to think that marketing won’t be a focus for me any longer. I will really miss the Blue Chip team – it’s an agency with a fierce sense of family loyalty and team spirit which has been invaluable in seeing us emerge from the last 18 months stronger than ever’. 

‘I’m known at Blue Chip for my multitude of marketing anecdotes from years in this sector in Manchester – now I’m retired, I might even share the juicier ones – for a glass of wine of course!’

One of Kathy’s last jobs was to hand pick her replacement.  Which is a pretty strong indicator that our new Ops Director, Pippa Burrows, will only take us on to greater things.

Kathy reminded us that retirees usually get special discounts and lifetime memberships – she’ll certainly have a place in our history and hearts for some time to come.

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