Peter Sharpe dies after motor neurone battle
Peter Sharpe, Furlong Flooring md of its Dartford distribution centre died peacefully on 3 December after a brave and defiant fight against motor neurone disease.
After starting his career at Gripperrods, he spent six years at DLW as commercial manager before he was approached to join Hall’s Floorings as commercial director in 1997. In 2008, he joined Furlong Flooring as sales director.
He was educated at Hurstpierpoint College and City of Birmingham University, where he achieved a HND (Distinction) in Business Studies, Marketing.
‘Peter was key member of the commercial team that has developed Furlong Flooring into an industry leading manufacturer. His colleagues, customers and friends in the industry will have many fond memories of working with him and at this difficult time I am confident that he would want us to remember the good times we have all shared. He will be missed by us all,’ said Malcolm Gibson, Furlong Flooring group md.
He is survived by his wife Jo-ann and children Molly and George.
In 2013 he was asked what was the best piece of advice he had received. ‘It came from my piano teacher prior to a concert in Windsor,’ he said: ‘If you don’t have passion, then you have nothing. If you don’t believe in what you are doing, then why would anyone else?’