Hendy has honoured long-serving staff at its annual 25 Year Club event which recognises the growing number of loyal employees within the company.
This year 14 members of staff officially joined the 155-strong Club at an event for staff and their partners at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Hampshire.
A range of activities were laid-on to reward the long-serving goup, including cocktail making, a falconry experience, woodland adventure and croquet. These were followed by a gala dinner.
Hendy Group chief executive, Paul Hendy, said: “We are delighted that so many people choose to stay with Hendy for many years.
“The dedication and loyalty of these members of staff is truly remarkable and our annual event is a thank you to our 25 Year Club members and their partners.”
While the 25 Year Club is open to all employees who have been with the company for more than 25 years it now boasts 19 employees who have completed more than 40 years’ service.
The new club members this year include new car sales director, Paul Murrells, who works across the group, service technicians Richard Allen, Donald Kent and James Cheetham and parts business account manager Helen Ship.
Also welcomed into the club are Matthew Robinson who is Kia assistant new sales manager, Colin Norrell, parts manager, director Andrew Stevenson, area parts manager Tim Fry, parts administration team leader David Martin, systems and resources director John Hendy, parts driver Martin Phillips and sales administrator Pauline Allen and Andrew Packer.
Hendy said: “We believe our customers get the very best service from a happy and motivated team. That’s exactly what we’ve achieved, and we’re delighted that the 25 Year Club is quickly becoming the least exclusive club.”
Pictured: Hendy chairman Simon Gulliford front left and chief executive Paul Hendy, front right with newcomers to the Hendy 25 Year Club