It’s 500 not out - trio share long service awards

Pictured is, back from from left, Richard Lister, Andrew Atkin, Sylvia Jackson, Sue Townsend and Jo Sims.  Front row, from left, Cheryl Keeley, Lincolnshire Co-operative chief executive Ursula Lidbetter, Tena Martin, Lincolnshire Co-operative president Amy Morley, Joanna Proctor and Tracey Pinkett.''Lincolnshire Co-operative long service awards 2015, held at The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln.''Date: September 23, 2015'Picture: Chris Vaughan/Chris Vaughan Photography
Pictured is, back from from left, Richard Lister, Andrew Atkin, Sylvia Jackson, Sue Townsend and Jo Sims. Front row, from left, Cheryl Keeley, Lincolnshire Co-operative chief executive Ursula Lidbetter, Tena Martin, Lincolnshire Co-operative president Amy Morley, Joanna Proctor and Tracey Pinkett.''Lincolnshire Co-operative long service awards 2015, held at The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln.''Date: September 23, 2015'Picture: Chris Vaughan/Chris Vaughan Photography

Members of staff from Horncastle, Wragby aand Bardney are among employees of the Lincolnshire Co-op who received Long Service Awards.

Daphne Simmons (Horncastle Food Store), Jane Notting (Wragby Food Store) and Sylvia Jackson (Bardney Food Store) joined 14 other members of staff who attended a special dinner held in Lincoln recently.

Between them, they had clocked up almost 500 years of loyal service.

Staff from all sectors of the business were recognised for reaching their 25 and 40 year landmarks.

Workers marking 25 years were presented with a commemorative gold watch and those reaching 40 years were given £500 in Lincolnshire Co-op travel vouchers.

Daphne said: “One of my happiest memories working for the Society is the Christmas fancy dress we did in store.

“It was a fantastic atmosphere and we raised a lot of money for charity while we were at it.”

Regional Manager Richard Lister started at a food store 25 years ago.

He explained: “I remember being given a tour of my store and hoping that customers didn’t ask me where anything was.

“These days I could tell you where any product is in any of the 20 food stores in my region – and the names of all of the staff who work there!”

Fifteen members of staff reached the 25 year milestone and a further two 40 years.

The Lincolnshire Co-op’sHead of People and Performance Heather Lee said: “The awards are testament to what a great employer Lincolnshire Co-op is.”

that we have colleagues who’ve been with the business for 40

years.”

“The long service dinner and awards are one way that we can recognise the hard work and

dedication of employees who have reached a landmark anniversary.

“Some colleagues who started out on our old Youth Training Schemes are still with the Society

today; hopefully in 25 years we’ll be celebrating some of our current apprentices’

achievements!”

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For more information contact:

Rosie Kelly, Communications Assistant, Lincolnshire Co-operative

01522 785 282 or 07715 417 720

rkelly@lincolnshire.coop

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Notes to editors:

1. Lincolnshire Co-op is an independent co-operative society, with its head office in Lincoln.

It has around 240,000 members in Lincolnshire, Newark and surrounding counties and a

locally elected board of directors who oversee the business. The Society employs more

than 2,800 local staff and runs over 210 outlets across its trading area including food

stores, filling stations, post offices, pharmacies, coffee shops, travel agencies and

funeral services. It also manages and develops a large property portfolio.