Obituary: Department store chief George Ritchie | News

George expended twenty five years operating his family’s business Trerons and later on became the to start with centre manager of the procuring centre St Enoch in Glasgow.

He was affected from an early age listening to his grandfather’s tales of working in retail. George completed an apprenticeship at cupboard makers Wylie and Lochead in Buchanan Street in Glasgow before transferring to London and working for a couple of years at Harrods. 

He then began working with his father at Trerons right before getting above as managing director in 1975, remaining till the firm merged with R W Forsyth in 1983.

Trerons, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Trerons, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

George retired from his role at St Enoch in 1999 and in the identical year received a life time achievement award from the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

Since then he was been heavily involved with the Retail Rely on and held advisory roles at Glasgow Chances and the Tax Commissioners.

His son Derek Ritchie stated: “Retailing was a enthusiasm for Father. He listened to his father communicate about the loved ones store each individual evening at dinner and this is in which his interest in the retail business began. He lived as a result of a time period when departmental suppliers had been essential to the procuring footprint of almost each city through the Uk, and as retailing advanced, he was fortunate to keep on being in the field at the St Enoch Centre.

”It is also, I suppose, unsurprising that his spouse, Carmen, arrived from a loved ones of retailers way too – her loved ones owned Isaac Benzie Ltd., a previous departmental store in Aberdeen.”

George is survived by his spouse Carmen and their two sons Brian and Derek.