Mr Barry Leatherland, Managing Director of Mortons Print Ltd, printers of Our Dogs and Our Cats, sadly passed away on Monday July 31st.
Barry joined Mortons in 1989 from the South Yorkshire Times at Mexborough and was appointed to the Board in 1993 as Production Director. He became Managing Director of Mortons Print Ltd in 1999. His drive and enthusiasm brought many innovations to the company after that time.
In addition to his sterling work at Mortons, Barry was also prominent in the industry at a national level, chairing for many years WONA (the Web-Offset Newspaper Association) for which he received the Newspaper Personality of the Year award in May.
He was found to be suffering from asbestosis in spring of last year (a fatal condition brought about by his early working life) since when his Yorkshire grit and determination have carried him through. He would have celebrated his 59th birthday on Sunday August 6th.
Barry was a devoted family man and heartfelt condolences are extended to his wife Margaret and daughters Mandy, Tracey and Claire from everyone at Our Cats.