Retiring Diss Morrisons manager Peter Morley applauds “best ever” staff and customers

Retiring Diss Morrisons manager Peter Morley (left) with Richard Gray, the supermarket's Regional Managing Director.
Retiring Diss Morrisons manager Peter Morley (left) with Richard Gray, the supermarket's Regional Managing Director.

The outgoing manager of the Morrisons supermarket in Diss has praised the store’s staff and customers as the best of his 30-year career with the chain, following his retirement last week.

Peter Morley, 65, received a special send-off on Friday to mark the end of his nine years at the Victoria Road shop, in which he oversaw several significant developments, including a major expansion to the supermarket.

Mr Morley, who previously had long stints managing Morrisons stores in Ipswich and Leicestershire, told the Diss Express: “The times are changing and I feel it’s time for me to step back.

“I would like to thank all the people of Diss and the best set of staff I have ever worked with. I’m a very people minded person and it’s the people I will remember.”

Mr Morley, who plans to use his retirement to spend time with family and pursue his interest in gardening, also backed the store to adapt to the competition from the likes of Aldi and Poundland, stating the quality of its own produce would help it to stand out from the discount retailers.

Ruth Harris-Orford, community champion for Morrisons, described Mr Morley as a “fantastic boss”. She said: “He has always been approachable. The staff are really going to miss him, but he definitely deserves his retirement.”