The staff at Hattons Model Railways are saddened to hear of the accidental death yesterday (17 September 2008) of their Managing Director, Keith Hatton at the age of 48. Keith lived for the business and Hattons was indeed centred around him. Since taking over from his father, Norman, Keith had transformed the business from a small shop into a multi-million pound operation, and this year again saw Hattons continue to grow with a tenth successive year-on-year increase in turnover.
As well as managing the business, Keith was also a keen runner and was a long serving member of Liverpool Harriers AC where he will also be missed.
Keith is survived by his sister, Christine who has also been involved in the running on Hattons for many years. Christine and the staff at Hatton's, despite their sad loss, would like to reassure customers that Hatton's will continue to serve the model railway community both in the short term and in future years.