Sydney Slater Guy, at the age of 69.
|Guy Motors of Wolverhampton continuously produced powered
vehicles for 68 years. It was the Black Country's longest
surviving powered vehicle manufacturer. Guy was, and still is,
well known both at home and abroad for its coaches, buses, and
commercial vehicles, which are fondly remembered.
recessions and hard times thanks to its ability to produce
innovative products, mainly due to its skilled design team.
Industrial relations in the factory were second to none.
Although wages in the factory were slightly lower than
elsewhere, people were generally happy and contented during
their time with the company, as can be seen from the high number
of long service awards for people with 20 years service.
Guy Motors became what it was thanks to the drive,
enthusiasm, and engineering ability of its founder, Sydney
Slater Guy, who founded the business in 1914, and ran it until
retirement in 1957 at the age of 72.