Yesterday marked a momentous occasion for 15 Anglian Home Improvement’s employees as they were celebrated for their years of service. The day was not only celebrated by the employees with new company Chief Executive Laurence Vaughan, but also Bless This House star Sally Geeson and Norwich record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
It was a lovely afternoon held at Carrow Road as 12 members of staff were given a plaque for 30 years of service and 3 members of staff we given a plaque for their 40 years of service! In total, these employees have tallied up 480 years between them, showing true dedication and loyalty to our superb company.
Chief Executive Laurence Vaughan said, “Since Anglian Home Improvements established its long service awards seven years ago, the business has presented a remarkable 180 awards for 30 years’ service and another 12 to employees who have been with us for 40 years or more. There are not many businesses in this day and age that can celebrate such dedication from their staff and it is a great honour to be able to celebrate this accomplishment with some of our most loyal employees.”
As I approach my fifth year with Anglian, it was nice to hear other people’s stories, career paths and their secrets to a long and successful career. Some of these staff had worked in numerous different areas of the business, working their way up the ladder, others had stayed in the same area for years and wouldn’t change for the world. No path was the same!
Some impressive feats I found out included Philip Brown, who has worked with Anglian for 40 years, has never had a day off sick; Julian Cubitt worked with Bradford University and the Waste Resource Action Programme to prove the recyclability of post PVC and developed our process for recycling PVC; and Alfred Tanti who moved from Malta for a year adventure at the tender of age of 17, decided to stay after falling in love with his job at Anglian (aahhh).
Philip Brown said this of his career at Anglian, “It means a lot to me to receive this recognition from Anglian Home Improvements. I certainly didn’t expect to be here for this long but I’ve always enjoyed working at Anglian and there’s always been plenty of opportunity to try something new as the company and the technology evolves. Anglian has been such a big part of my life that it feels more like a family than an employer.”
The 12 people celebrating 30 years with Anglian were Kevin Garner, Mandy Browne, Renni Barnett, Ian Hall, Stephen Heyhoe, John Hawkshaw, Julian Cubitt, Eamonn Fenn, Stephen Stanton, Andrew Reeve, Nigel Moppett and Thomas Howard. The 40 years of service awards went to Ernest Brown, Philip Brown and Alfred Tanti.
Anglian Home Improvements would like to thank all of their staff for their commitment and loyalty to the company and believe is is a testament to how this is a great company.