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Davis & Shirtliff Tanzania opens a new branch in Mbeya

The time-honoured tradition of Founders Day, the D&S celebration that marks the company's incorporation by founders Eddie Davis and Dick Shirtliff was this year held at D&S' Distribution Center at Tatu City.

The event was attended by over 400 staff and was enjoyed virtually by a similar number from across the branch network and marked a return to pre-Covid 'in person' events.

The occasion held even greater significance this year as it also served as the farewell event for long-serving Group CEO David Gatende who retired after 36 years of exemplary service at the end of May. The action-packed program included tours for guests of theimpressive Tatu facility, a group walk, sporting fun, lunch and the traditional array of speeches, prizes, entertainment and gifts. The highlight of the day was the ceremonial handover of responsibility from the outgoing CEO to the incoming one, George Mbugua, which was a memorable sight and a rare occurrence at D&S!