50 year career

Geoffrey Alton celebrates 50 years as an accountant.
Geoffrey Alton celebrates 50 years as an accountant.

AN ACCOUNTANT who has celebrated 50 years in the job says he has no plans for retirement.

Geoffrey Alton revealed he has sat in the same room and at the same desk for half a century at Hunter, Jones, Alton Chartered Accountants, on Bridge Street, Belper.

The 72-year-old is a senior partner in the firm, which was founded by his father Albert Alton in 1927.

Geoffrey, who is married to Lucia, joined the firm in 1961. He said: “It is a bit of a milestone.”

He celebrated with a party at his home in Belper.

Geoffrey’s daughter Fiona, 29, is a partner in the firm. His other daughter Melodie, 33, used to work there.