This year’s Long Service Awards Dinner held by EYMS Group at Tickton Grange Hotel, near Beverley in East Yorkshire recognised a total of 565 years of service by employees of the Company, including three 25 year recipients from the Group subsidiary company Finglands Coachways in Manchester.
Five of the award winners were unable to attend but, including the employment records of some of the spouses and senior management representatives present amongst the 36 people who attended the Awards Dinner, there was an amazing total of 645 years’ service represented in one room.
This included the Group Administration Manager, Paul Leeman, who recently retired a little early due to health reasons but had served East Yorkshire for 44 years, Chairman Peter Shipp with 51 years and four other senior managers with more than 20 years’ service.
Speaking at the function, Chairman Peter Shipp said he thought it quite amazing that any company could muster such a large number of long serving employees in these days when many people changed jobs quite often.
Mr Shipp said “I am very proud that EYMS is able to retain our staff so well, particularly when the majority say they enjoy working for us.”
“These annual award functions recognise people with 25, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years’ service, so of course there are many other long serving employees who have not reached these particular milestones this year”.
Each year qualifying staff receive gifts to a value based on the length of service, , although a couple of this year’s recipients very kindly donated the value of their awards to their chosen charities.
Pictured left to right:
Standing: Tim Jenkins (chief engineer, Finglands Manchester,25 years), Alan Fewster (driver Scarborough, 25 years), Darren Stockdale (systems administrator, head office, 25 years), Sharon Holland (coaching clerk, head office, 25 years), Trevor Nicholson (bus detailer, Hull, 40 years), Sylvia Arro (ledger supervisor, head office, 25 years), Patrick Boynton (driver, Hull, 25 years)
Seated: Paul Furniss (driver, Hull, 35 years), Stephen Smith (driver, Withernsea, 40 years), Burt Graham (technician, Hull, 50 years)
Tony Randerson (contracts manager, Head office, 50 years), Keith Jackson (technician, Hull, 35 years), Jane Pringle (coaching supervisor, Finglands Manchester, 25 years).