Harts of Stur received a surprise visitor on Friday (July 5) when Simon Price of Arthur Price called on the store in Sturminster Newton to congratulate Philip Hart on his fast approaching retirement. Philip’s last official day at the helm of the award-winning retailer is Wednesday (July 10).
Simon Price presented Philip with a beautiful engraved salver to mark the occasion. The managing director of Arthur Price then reflected on the successful business relationship and friendship that has developed between the two family companies; one that has endured, and will continue to thrive, as the baton of both companies is passed on to the next familial generation.
Top: Pictured in front of his grandfather’s anvil and farrier tools is Philip Hart (left), current md of Harts of Stur, with Simon Price (right). md of Arthur Price.