Renault Retail Group has honoured its longest-serving staff at a special evening event that celebrated the commitment of those who have been with the company for over 25 years.
Held at Renault Cannock earlier this month, the event recognised the dedication of 31 members of staff, who combined have worked for Renault Retail Group for 1,006 years.
During the night, each member of staff was presented with a special commemorative award and the gift of a silver cutlery set by Barry Jones, Renault Retail Group managing director.
The longest-serving member of Renault Retail Group to collect an award was Philip Jackson, who has worked at Renault Manchester for 41 years. Straight after leaving school, he started at the dealership on August 11, 1975.
Jones said: “Renault Retail Group is immensely proud to have such dedicated staff and we felt that these individuals who have spent, in many cases, their whole career with us deserve to be recognised. We are rare in having so many people across our business who have completed over 25 years of service and we will be celebrating every long service achievement in a similar way in the future.”
David Lewis, a parts advisor at Renault Manchester, received an award after completing 39 years of service at the dealership. Together with Jackson, he was one of eight staff from Renault Manchester to be presented with a long service award.
Lewis said: “It’s very nice for us to have our service recognised and it is Renault Retail Group’s respect for its team that has played a part in my decision to stay in the job for so long. Even though we’re immensely busy, our department having over 1,200 trade customers alone, and there’s been a massive amount of change over the years, I still enjoy the role and I’ve never actually considered leaving. I have some great colleagues and the atmosphere is fantastic.”
Renault Retail Group currently employs nearly 900 members of staff across its 19 nationwide Renault and Dacia dealerships. The 100% manufacturer-owned dealer network sells one in four Groupe Renault vehicles sold in the UK.