Laurence Thomas, product manager at independent builders merchant Kent Blaxill has celebrated 40 years with the company.
Thomas joined the company’s Colchester head office in 1971 as a despatch clerk, worked his way up through a variety of roles before becoming a sales representative in 1980, and then product manager in 1990.
A special presentation was made to him by managing director Simon Blaxill who said: “Laurence has been invaluable at Kent Blaxill in developing our product range and in pioneering group buying with other independent merchants through Cemco.
“It is also especially gratifying to make a presentation to someone who has progressed through the company to a senior management position.”
Thomas said: “The job has evolved in all sorts of ways over the years and I have greatly enjoyed being part of the senior management team.”