By Richard Halliday, marketing and design director of Dartington Crystal
Rob Kindred, UK sales director for Dartington Crystal, sadly passed away on March 25 at St Peters Hospice Bristol at 52 years of age.
Rob had only recently been diagnosed with an aggressive terminal condition but retained his lively spirit and warm nature throughout his last few weeks.
After an early career in the Royal Navy, that included service in the Falklands conflict, he applied his enthusiastic personality and tenacity to commercial selling.
Having held sales roles for Waterford Wedgwood, Stuart Crystal and Caithness Glass, Rob joined Dartington Crystal in 2004 where he helped build both a strong sales team and enduring relationships with his customers.
Many customers and colleagues were fortunate to count Rob as a personal friend. He is remembered for his great humour, endeavour and thoughtfulness to all who worked with him.
Rob leaves wife Vicki, son James and daughter Zara. Donations can be made in his memory at his tribute page on www.stpetershospice.org.uk.