Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Shop Ushers in New Era; 90-Year-Old Owner to Put Feet Up

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Shop Ushers in New Era; 90-Year-Old Owner to Put Feet Up

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Byline: Elyse Wurm

AFTER more than 30 years at the helm of one of Warwick's oldest businesses, Judy and Jack Apps are finally handing over the reins.

At 90 years of age, Jack was one of the oldest workers in town and started at Cleaning and Catering Products Warwick walking around "cap in hand" as a salesman.

Judy was working at the business at the time in 1979, but three years later they leased the place before diving in and buying it in 1985.

It's the only detergent manufacturing business in the Darling Downs and their list of loyal customers is a roll call of iconic Warwick businesses, including the Condamine Sports Club and Warwick RSL Memorial Club.

Mr Apps said he'd been a worker all his life and retirement had been previously suggested, but he wouldn't have a bar of it.

"I'd seen people retire at 65 and then they weren't here any more," he said.

The pair added a personal touch to the business and agreed they would miss the people the most. …

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