Hovertravel has recognised 27 staff for their continued contributions to the company. The knowledge and commitment of long-serving employees were praised at a presentation at the company’s head office in Ryde.
The awards were given to those celebrating 10 years, 20 years and 30 years with the company. Quite remarkably, these 27 staff members make up 420 years of combined service, a milestone worthy of highlighting.
Managing Director, Neil Chapman, said: ‘ I’d like to congratulate all those reaching these important milestones; through their commitment Hovertravel is able to always improve the service it offers to customers. As we celebrate 50 years of continuous operation and keep on evolving, delivering this unique service has demanded high levels of commitment from our staff who have embraced new technologies and new ways of working to deliver efficiencies. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to thank staff for their unrelenting dedication and to take this opportunity to celebrate their professionalism.”
The surprise ceremony was held at the head office In Ryde and each employee received a certificate and a gift consisting of a meal, weekend break or a stay in London with tickets to a top west end show.
Those receiving service awards were:
30 years service
Clive Roberts, Jackie Falconer, Kevin Lewis, Peter Mulhern, Barrie Jehan
20 years service
Graham Snow, Steve Evans, Steve Attrill, Ade Lewis, Debbie Ash, Neil Barton, Jason Gibbs
10 years service
Bob Waldron, Robert Duncan, Matt Barnicoat, Gareth Bloomfield, Paul Brookes, Jayne Davis, Jayne duke, Scott Henwood, Lee Marples, Jock Darroch, Martin Groves, Alan Whaley, Neil Williams, Paul Grant, John Randles, Russell James.
Neil added: ‘Our business has changed a lot in the last 50 years. The large number of staff, over a third of our workforce, receiving long service awards is testament to Hovertravel’s commitment to creating sustainable careers within the company.’