Vertu Volkswagen Boston has helped one of its colleagues celebrate 45 years of service at the dealership.
Mavis Watson (63) began working at the Marsh Lane site when she was 18.
During her time she has experienced six changes of ownership, culminating in Vertu Motors.
Watson has been involved in a variety of roles in the last 45 years, from accounts assistant to reception, and currently manages the administration for the dealership’s sales function.
She received a letter of congratulations from chief executive Robert Forrester and was presented with champagne, flowers, a wall plate depicting her love of cats and a crystal vase by sales manager Mike Devlin and Ian Batley, Volkswagen area sales manager.
Watson said: “I was totally surprised that anyone knew that I was celebrating 45 years working at the dealership.
“I have seen huge changes in my time here, both in working practices and in personnel and ownership, but I have to say that I have always enjoyed my job.”
Devlin said: “Mavis is a fantastic example to all of us and is an integral part of the dealership team.
“She has been here longer than any of us and her experience and common sense are invaluable in helping the sales process to run smoothly and in facilitating the excellent customer service we pride ourselves in delivering.”
> Picture: Mavis Watson is presented with flowers and presents by sales manager Mike Devlin (right) and VW area sales manager Ian Batley