Funeral held for Keith Fisher
The funeral of former Floorwise chairman and Salesmark owner Keith Fisher took place on 3 May. He died on 17 April following complications after surgery for cancer. He was 61.
‘Keith will be fondly remembered for his effervescent personality and impact on the industry, which he served so remarkably for over 40 years,’ says Richard Bailey, Floorwise md.
Joining the industry as a sales representative for Uniroyale, he joined the Salesmark organisation in 1977 which was then sold to CH Industrial. After the demise of CH Industrial, he set up his own business in 1990 and continued to trade as an independent wholesaler under the Salesmark name. In 1993, he and the Salesmark brand joined Floorwise, before becoming a director in 1997 and chairman from 2004 to 2011.
‘As a character full of life, Keith was responsible for the organisation of many group trips for customers, including the legendary police escorted tuk tuk ride in Thailand, a journey that will be held fondly in the memory of all involved. Outside of his working life, Keith was a keen golfer and once captain of Bognor Regis Golf Club, though many in the Floorwise group questioned his purchase of a Porsche Boxster in which his golf clubs didn’t fit. Keith will be missed by everyone in the industry who had the pleasure of knowing him.’