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The IAM Remembers Arthur Yeadon

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The IAM Remembers Arthur Yeadon

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Arthur Yeadon Fellow of the Institute.

Honorary Vice President of the IAM.

Born in Bradford, Yorkshire on 28 May 1915.

Died Manchester on 15 June 2006 following a short illness.

ARTHUR was a real gentleman, always supportive of the Institute's needs and very generous with his time. He was a very pleasant person to work with and he was always very meticulous in his approach to solving a problem.

He was our oldest Member- in fact he was older than the IAM, having been born four months before the Institute (then the Institute of Office Management) was founded in 1915. He first joined the IAM in 1946.

Even in his early days as a clerk at the Northern Regional Offices of ICI Commercial, Arthur had already been identified by senior management as someone with excellent organisational abilities and was deemed suitable for supervisory management.

In 1961 Arthur became Chairman of the IAM Manchester Branch, during which time he organised two outstanding events. The first was the Mechanics in Communication conference on the Isle of Man, followed by a Branch conference, Plan for Productivity, as part of a Government initiative - a function attended by some 500 delegates over two days!

During the mid 196Os, Arthur was given the task of setting up Id's new Regional HQ in the brand new Sunley House at Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester.

He absolutely relished this challenge and the project earned him much respect. Being involved with developers, architects and the various subcontractors was just Arthur's ideal I

In both business and private life, Arthur was always keen to learn and incorporate new technology, and he applied the same administrative criteria to his very active involvement as a Preacher at the Altrincham and Timperley Methodist Churches in Cheshire. …

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