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John Chalmers

John started life in the north of Scotland as a stonemason and builder before being one of the last to be called up for national service in the RAF. After national service he signed on for 12 years and was mainly involved in aviation medicine. The RAF gave him the confidence and experience that have served him well since. After leaving the RAF he started as a builder in Yorkshire and after several years growing the business, he created a product needed by some stonemasons who were having difficulty with some old and tired stones.The business which is now the Wetherby Group was borne. The company manufactures performance building products which this year will have an approx retail sales value of £25m. To add to his remarkable achievements John learnt to fly at 75

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