Fergy 1976 – 2019 R.I.P.
It is with great sadness that I have to announce that our friend and colleague Michael Fergus Harrison Gask ‘Fergy’ passed away on 15th December. This has come as a huge shock to all at FNH UK where he was a much loved, larger than life character who will be missed by everyone. Our thoughts and condolences are with his wife Rebecca and their children at this time.
Fergy joined me in 2010 at Manroy on his leaving the Royal Marines, during which time he conducted tours in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. He took on the role of Product Support for our weapon products, and bought in a level of experience, knowledge and professionalism that played a key part in moving the business forward. His responsibilities included the managing of all product testing, customer demonstrations and customer training, he particularly loved the interface with customers both at home and overseas and equally the customers had huge respect for Fergy and his product expertise. Following Manroy being acquired by FN Herstal, Fergy then became a well know character at FN Herstal in Belgium where he worked with the FN Herstal Product Support Team for a year in Belgium. Following this he returned to FNH UK at the beginning of this year to become our Product Compliance Manager.
Fergy travelled extensively overseas for the business and always maintained our professional reputation in the course of visiting customers, he loved being involved in our industry and had an incredible thirst for product knowledge. He was a big guy with a personality to match and was in his element when training our guys on our products, whilst also loving being involved in the ‘banter’ that is normal within this type of industry.
It is devastating that at such an early age of 43, we should lose someone so respected, professional, enthusiastic and well liked. Fergy will be much missed by everyone at FNH UK as a person and as a professional within our business.
FNH UK are raising funds to support the family of Fergy and donations can be made via the following link:
Fergy leaves behind a wife, Rebecca, and 3 young children, and the funds raised will go directly to Fergy’s family to try in some way to help them in this very difficult time for them.
This has been established with the permission of Rebecca and will be administered by FNH UK.
Glyn Bottomley, CEO