Percy Chesworth was born in St. Albans in 1881, and married Florence Trevorrow at Edmonton in 1912.
"Chessie” joined the Company in 1919 shortly after his demobilisation from the Royal Flying Corps in WWI. With a background of experience in the building trade, he was engaged particularly to control the shop fitting section – butchers rails, running track, counters etc. It was in the 1920s and 1930s that the use of stainless steel for shop fitting and railwork became accepted in the butchery trade, and he took good advantage of this trend, and in many ways was responsible for it, fitting out hundreds of shops in the South East, particularly in the London area.
He was in charge of the railwork section of the Company until 1955, when he went on a part-time basis retiring fully one year later, having handed over to his son Gordon Chesworth, who had joined the Company some years earlier.
A direct and outspoken character, he was always bustling and on the move, and made many friends in the Meat trades, where he was particularly well known.
Percy Chesworth died on Saturday March 7th 1970 in his 90th year.