Two employees celebrate receiving long service awards at Kier in Boston
Published by Rebecca Jackson for Kier Services in Housing and also in Communities
Two Kier employees celebrated a staggering 80 years of service between them this month.
The repairs and maintenance provider held a special ceremony to mark forty years of continuous service by plumbers Dave Elsom and Paul Priddy, during which the dedicated employees were presented with a commemorative plaque and certificate.
Dave’s late father recommended that he get a trade to last for life, which he has managed to realise, although he says his biggest achievement is marrying his beautiful wife Gail. They have been married for 35 years and have two sons. One of his sons, Matt, has followed in Dave’s footsteps, working alongside him at Kier as a plumber for many years.
Paul started his four-year plumbing apprentice in 1969 and sees continuous employment for 43 years as his biggest achievement; he also enjoys the people he gets to meet as part of his job.
Kier works with Boston Borough Council, Boston Mayflower and L&H Homes to provide a repairs and maintenance service around Boston, Lincolnshire, East Anglia and Nottinghamshire. Senior operations manager, Heidi Thompson, said: “Kier is proud its people and we see them as our greatest asset. This is an outstanding achievement and we were honoured to be able recognise them for such as accomplishment.”
For more information about Kier visit www.kier.co.uk/maintenance