Twelve members of the workforce at Soanes Poultry were rewarded for their long service recently.
Nights and logistics manager, Neil Mennell and production manager, Allison Clark both received awards for achieving 20 years’ service whilst another 12 members of the team of 120 were rewarded with a bonus for having ten or more years’ service.
Managing director, Nigel Upson said: “Historically, we have only given rewards for 20 years’ service and above, but when we totted up the years, we realised that there were a lot of the team, particularly people working in the factory, who had been with us for well over 10 years. We have now instigated an annual reward scheme to celebrate team members who have reached the 10 year milestone.”
Members of the team who were rewarded included operational and dispatch personnel, Piotr Trzeciak, Simon Vint, Simon Atkinson, Marek Ulaszek, Baby Chako Chelackal, Daniel Spohny, Kimberley Vincent-Allison, Stasys Kybartas and Lee Eastwood; maintenance and cleaning staff, Bestwn Kdr and Petra Kdr plus Head of Sales and Marketing, Ben Lee.
Nigel concluded: “Many of these loyal, long serving team members have progressed within the business and it’s great to see these people thrive and grow along with us.
“15 people, or 13% of our whole workforce, have worked for Soanes for a combined total of 265 years. That’s an amazing achievement and one that I’m very proud of. Long may it continue.”