EYMS Long Service Awards
The recent Long Service Awards Dinner held by EYMS Group at Tickton Grange Hotel, near Beverley in East Yorkshire, recognised a total of 565 years of service by employees of the Company, including three 25 year recipients from the Group subsidiary company Finglands Coachways in Manchester.
However, including the employment records of some of the spouses and senior management representatives present amongst the 36 people who attended the Awards Dinner, there was an amazing total of over 600 years' service represented in one room.
This included the Group Administration Manager, Paul Leeman, who recently retired a little early due to health reasons but had served East Yorkshire for 44 years, Chairman Peter Shipp with 51 years and four other senior managers with more than 20 years' service.
Speaking at the function, Chairman Peter Shipp said he thought it quite amazing that any company could muster such a large number of long serving employees in these days when many people changed jobs quite often.
Mr Shipp said "I am very proud that EYMS is able to retain our staff so well, particularly when the majority say they enjoy working for us."
These annual award functions recognise people with 25, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years' service, so of course there are many other long serving employees who have not reached these particular milestones this year.
The qualifying staff receive gifts to a value based on the length of service, including such things as cameras and watches, although a couple of recipients very kindly donated the value of their awards to their chosen charities.
Issued by Peter Shipp
Chairman and Chief Executive
EYMS Group Limited
Standing: Tim Jenkins (Chief Engineer, Finglands Manchester, 25 years), Alan Fewster (Driver, Scarborough, 25 years), Darren Stockdale (Systems Administrator, Head Office, 25 years), Sharon Holland (Coaching Clerk, East Yorkshire Coaches, 25 years), Trevor Nicholson (Bus Detailer, Hull, 40 years), Sylvia Arro (Ledger Supervisor, Head Office, 25 years), Patrick Boynton (Driver, Hull, 25 years).
Seated: Paul Furniss (Driver, Hull, 35 years), Stephen Smith (Driver, Withernsea, 40 years), Burt Graham (Technician, Hull, 50 years), Tony Randerson (Contracts Manager, Head Office, 50 years), Keith Jackson (Technician, Hull, 35 years), Jane Pringle (Coaching Supervisor, Finglands Manchester, 25 years).