The funeral of Dave Orton, the popular UK industry character and head of Reelcontrol, will take place on Monday, August 2.

Dave ORton

The service will be held at Markeaton Crematorium, Markeaton Lane, Derby, DE22 4NH at 3.30.

Dave, who died aged 77 on July 17 after a long series of illnesses, lived at Draycott in the Clay, Staffordshire. He is survived by his wife, Diana, daughter Joanne and son Matthew, plus two grandchildren, William and Isobel.

Donations to St Giles Hospice, Whittington, through A. Slater & Sons, 66a High Street, Uttoxeter, Staffs, ST14 7JD.