Chairman dies, aged 99, after 80-year career in family firm

Ken Smith, chairman of EH Smith
The chairman of EH Smith, Ken Smith, has died after an 80-year career with the company. Mr Smith, son of the builders' merchant's eponymous founder, died on Tuesday aged 99, the company confirmed. John Parker, EH Smith's chief executive, said: "Ken was a remarkable and much loved figurehead, who defined EH Smith’s first century in business. I know I speak for every member of our staff, as well as our family, when I say how much he will be missed.  "One of Ken’s greatest triumphs, and his most important legacy, was his de... For the full story register now for free or login below...