It is with great sadness we wish to announce the peaceful passing of Phil Matthews the founder/owner of Plyvine Catering on Saturday  9th April.

Phil was ‘Mr Plyvine’ and built the company from scratch and humble beginnings in 1980 to be a successful company that celebrated 40 years in 2020.

Often described as a ‘larger than life character’ he was a truly great and impressive man. A fantastic businessman with a great career in engineering and catering. His leadership covered many companies including MD of Atlas Bolt, Charles Richards, Forest Fasteners and of course his baby Plyvine Catering. He also held the title of Chairman of the British Fasteners Federation.

He has been a father figure to many, an inspiration to us all and a hero to Stuart his son who has worked with him at Plyvine for over 25 years. He leaves a huge hole in our lives and we will miss him dearly.

Funeral details to follow.