BA’s sudden passing of David Caulfield 1956 – 2019

Published:  06 February, 2019

BA Components has announced that its Sales and Marketing Director, David Caulfield, has died after a short illness.

Caulfield had been diagnosed with a brain tumour 91 days ago. He spent more than 12 years at the kitchen and bedroom door manufacturer and he blogged about his daily life following his diagnosis.

A post from January read: “Work can bring many challenges but also many new opportunities. Remember it’s the choices that will carry you through your working year. You’ve done it many times before and you don’t have to reinvent the wheel but change the way you think of the opportunities you have and look at them in a positive light. To accomplish great things you must not only act but you must dream, you must plan and most importantly you must also believe.”

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.”

Marketing Manager Gareth Boyle added: “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.”

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