Yesterday we said a fond goodbye to a great colleague, as Domestic Bursar Alan Fuller left Wolfson to take up a new post at Fitzwilliam. Alan was at Wolfson for six years, during which time he established our conferencing business, built strong catering, maintenance, gardening, accommodation and housekeeping teams, oversaw refurbishments of over £1m, dealt with student requests (ranging from sensible to not-so-sensible) and made sure the staff all got the best possible training in manual handling and ladder-climbing.
What some of you may not know is that Alan started out his career as a trained chef working in high-end establishments like the Dorchester. Fitz will be Alan's fourth Cambridge college, as he previously also worked at Magdalene and Queen's. Alan is also a keen motorcyclist who volunteers his time as a 'Blood Biker', transporting emergency medical items for the NHS. We wish Alan luck in his new role. He will be missed.