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Ridgeons racks up 320 years’ continued service

East Anglian independent builders merchant Ridgeons has welcomed ten employees to its ’25 Club’ in recognition of their achieving 25 years’ service

Ridgeons racks up 320 years' continued service

The new additions join 157 existing members and were invited to a special dinner event to celebrate their achievements at Ridgeons Green Light Centre of Excellence in Pampisford, near Cambridge.

The latest members are:

  • Gareth Percival, Operations Manager at Saffron Walden

  • Annette Wait, Officer Manager at Herringswell

  • Stephan Wait, Sales and Marketing Manager for Ridgeons Forest Products

  • Danny Timmons, Fitter Mechanic at Saffron Walden

  • David Coates, Driver at Rocklands

  • Steve Arnold, Group Computer Stock Manager at Nuffield Road Cambridge

  • Mark Fitzhenry, Salesperson at Saffron Walden

  • John Young, Plumbing and Counter Supervisor at March

  • Andrew Brown, Sales Office Manager at Rocklands

  • Ian Waine, Customer Service Manager, Nuffield Road Cambridge

    Current members Keith Bane, branch manager at Pampisford, and recently retired group management accountant, Ken Miller, also received special mentions and a gift of their choosing at the event for reaching the 35 year continued service milestone.

    Established in 1958 this year’s event saw invitees come together and meet with Ridgeons family members, Executive Directors, and family directors including Group Deputy Chairman Johnnie Sam and the ’25 Club’ President, David Ridgeon.

    Director Gordon Ridgeon commented: “We are delighted to be able to welcome ten new members to our ever growing ’25 Club’. Now in its 55th year, the annual dinner provides the perfect opportunity for us as a Group to thank employees past and present, for their long service and continued commitment. As a business that is built on relationships, it is important that we recognise and celebrate the achievements of these dedicated individuals.”

    The Club recognises the achievements of all Ridgeons employees – past, present, full-time and part-time who have accomplished over 25 years’ service or more, by celebrating their commitment at this special dinner. Throughout the year the principle objectives of the club are to meet and promote interests in the general welfare of all members; foster goodwill, keep in touch with retired employees and their families while also organising a packed calendar of regular outings and social occasions.

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