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Allen West (1877 - 1957), founder of Allen West and Co.
1894 Allen West started work at Ferranti's where he worked until 1899 when he joined up to fight in the Boer War. Invalided out of the army, he went to Hove for convalescence where he met his wife-to-be, Miss Ida Kenyon-Stow.
1910 Founded Allen West and Co.
1933 Resigned as Managing Director but remained on the Board.
1953 Retired from the company.
1957 Died in his 80th year.