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Edward Wheeler 1964 - 2017

A sudden death of the man at the helm of Marpak for the last 20 years has shocked the company, but the business is now determined to continue his legacy. The company is saddened to announce the unexpected death of joint managing director, Edward Wheeler.

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Edward Wheeler was a “kind” and “warm” man who sadly passed away in December 2017

Edward Wheeler, along with brother Matthew Wheeler, took over Marpak in 1998, and grew it into a multi-million-pound turnover company, which now also boasts a workforce of over 30 people.

The joint managing director passed away unexpectedly on 31st December 2017, and has been hailed as a kind and warm human being. Chris Goodayle, Marpak director of operations, comments: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by this terrible news. The thoughts of everyone at Marpak are with Ed’s family and friends, and we extend our deepest sympathies to them.”

The brothers oversaw the growth of the company into what it is today, and Marpak has the ability to operate with short and long-run workloads. His death has left an impact on those that knew him, and those that worked for him, but Marpak are determined to continue his vision and implement the goals he had for the company.

Marpak is a wonderful family business and it has been a great privilege to know Ed personally and to work with him

Goodayle continues: “Marpak is a wonderful family business and it has been a great privilege to know Ed personally and to work with him. He was such a kind human being and was highly respected for his warm, and considerate style that has helped build Marpak into such a strong business.

“Ed’s brother and joint managing director, Matt, is understandably in a state of shock, but he knows it would be Edward’s wish to build and strengthen the legacy that he helped create here at Marpak over the last 20 years. Despite the emotional difficulties he and the family face over the coming weeks, Matt is determined to continue and grow the business in Ed’s honour.”

Print Monthly would like to offer our condolences to Marpak and Edward and Matthew’s family and friends



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