Builders merchants celebrate 315 years

Seven employees at builders merchant Ridgeons’ have celebrated their 25th year of service with the East Anglian independent.

Builders merchants celebrate 315 years

A further four people have reached 35 years service. This brings the total number of service years between all 11 to 315 years.

Geoffrey Bennett, Darrin Marsh, Michael Shepherd, John Dicken, Kerry Golding, Keith Alderton and Judy Eaglen have all served Ridgeon Group for 25 years and have therefore joined the company’s 25 Club and Michael Wheeler, Gary Stroud, Dennis Stanley and Steven Miller have each achieved the 35 year milestone.

Ridgeons’ 25 Club was created to recognise the commitment and loyalty shown by full and part-time employees, who have worked for Ridgeons for 25 years or more. Now in its 52nd year, the new ’25 Club’ members were welcomed by Anne Ridgeon, Chairman of Ridgeon Group, during the club’s annual dinner.

Each employee was presented with a gift of their choice, ranging from a laptop to a fridge freezer as well as an enamelled lapel badge bearing the ’25’ insignia and club tie, along with a special long service certificate.

Anne Ridgeon said: “It is great to see another seven members of staff reach this milestone. Their dedication is an important element of Ridgeon’s success and the ’25 Club’ is a perfect way of the Ridgeon family and board of directors to say thank you. We look forward to welcoming many more to this club over the coming years.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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