Kitchen component manufacturer BA Components has announced the death of sales and marketing director, David Caulfield after a short illness.
Caulfield had been diagnosed with a brain tumour just over three months ago. He had spent more than 12 years at the company.
Brian and Kieran McCracken, BA’s founders, said: “Through David’s good days and bad days of battling cancer, his overriding wish was for us all to take stock of life, get the right work balance and spend time enjoying it to the fullest.
“David was a great contributor and inspiration, a mentor, a work colleague, a comedian, a leader and most of all a good friend to us all at BA and will be sorely missed. He lives on in the memory of those who had the privilege of working closely with him and his family that loved him.”
BA marketing manager Gareth Boyle said: “David always had a clear understanding of where he was going and the path he had to take while battling his illness courageously. He was focused and determined so much so that his wish was to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research, to try and ‘give back’ to the amazing health professionals who work tirelessly to combat this illness.
“Over £4,000 has been raised already, a stunning achievement. But David wanted to reach £5,480 so that we could help fund two full days of research. I hope that this target can not only be achieved, but exceeded, so that as much money as possible is raised to help with research.”