Bristol Street Motors Chesterfield Nissan has celebrated a century of service from four of its most committed staff members.
Helen Solley, assistant accountant, Lee Beard, parts advisor and Pat Goodwin, parts manager, have worked at the Discovery Way-based dealership for 20 years, while Stewart Crossland started as an apprentice in 1978 and has been at the site for 40 years.
In total, the long-serving group has racked up a total of more than 100 years with the business.
Throughout his career, Crossland has worked in multiple roles in the parts department including front counter assistant, working with exhaust parts and body shop and his most recent position as parts advisor.
He said: “I am partially deaf but that has never stopped me from doing my job to an excellent standard. The motor retail industry is ever-changing and that has been very clear in the various roles I have worked in.
"I am always learning new things, which is challenging, but it keeps my job fresh and exciting.”
To honour his 40 years’ of service, Crossland was invited to a celebratory lunch by the Robert Forrester, chief executive of Vertu Motors, the Group which operates Bristol Street Motors.
“It was great to be invited to the long service lunch by Robert and to spend time with other colleagues, who are celebrating the jobs that that they have loved for a number of years,” said Crossland.
Bristol Street Motors Chesterfield Nissan’s general manager, David Jenkins, said: “I’ve worked with Stewart for the last two years and I’ve yet to meet anyone else with the knowledge and experience he has.
"He is definitely the go to guy for our technicians and service advisors.
“Stewart is more than happy to support and help train any new starters we bring in to the team and is huge support to the business.
"I have to say it’s a pleasure having him with us and we are definitely a much better team for having him in it.”
Pictured: (L) Lee Beard, Robert Forrester, Pat Goodwin, Stewart Crossland and Helen Solley.