The YES YES Company mourns the Death of Long-term board member and CFO William Harris

The YES YES Company mourns the Death of Long-term board member and CFO William Harris

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Chief Financial Officer William Harris, who passed away on Saturday 4th November. 

William has served as CFO for The YES YES Company Ltd, for the last 14 years.  William worked alongside founding partners Sarah Brooks and Susi Lennox to build and scale YES and AH! YES brand across more than 116 countries around the world.  William’s business acumen and commitment to the YES brands have been critical to the growth of the company.  He will be sorely missed as a friend and a colleague, and we send our deepest condolences to his family at this difficult time. 


    'And so, with heavy hearts, we say goodbye to William. He became more dear with each passing year. Steadfast, honourable, cautioning and encouraging by turns, celebrating our wins heartily and steering us through the growing complexities of our burgeoning business. 

    Always warm in his greeting, kindly in his demeanour and fair in his dealings, he proved a rare and treasured colleague. 

    Our debt to him is huge, and our gratitude is immense.  

    How we mourn him! How we shall miss him!'

    Susi Lennox, Co-founder


    Williams Company, Avonglen made the following statement.

    'It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the death of our fellow director, William Harris, who passed away suddenly on Saturday 4th November.

    William was an inspirational leader and mentor who had an impressive career supporting many entrepreneurial business owners to reach their full potential. His professional expertise, advice and guidance will be sorely missed.

    A perfectionist, family man and keen cyclist William gave 100% to everything he did, and his legacy lives on in the successful businesses he helped create.  He will be missed both by his family, his fellow directors and colleagues but also by the many individuals he guided along the way.

    His heritage lives on with the Avonglen team who will continue, in his honour, to provide the level of service and expertise that William prided himself on.

    His funeral will take place in Broughton, Hampshire on the 8th December at 12.30pm.  Please let us know if you would like further details of the funeral.'