HENDY has honoured long-serving staff at its annual 25-Year Club event that recognises the growing number of loyal employees.
This year, 14 members of staff joined the club, taking the total to 155.
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.’
This year, Hendy took the staff and their partners to the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire in Dogmersfield, where activities ranged from cocktail-making and a falconry experience to a woodland adventure and croquet, followed by a gala dinner.
While the 25-Year Club is open to all employees who have been with the company for at least a quarter of a century, it boasts 19 members who have completed more than 40 years’ service.
Good training and benefits, personal development prospects and the fact that it is family-run are some of the factors the business believes drive its high staff retention.
The new club members this year comprise new car sales director Paul Murrells, who works across the group, service technicians Richard Allen, Donald Kent and James Cheetham, plus parts business account manager Helen Ship.
Also welcomed into the club were Matthew Robinson, who is Kia assistant new sales manager, parts manager Colin Norrell, director Andrew Stevenson, area parts manager Tim Fry, parts administration team leader David Martin, systems and resources director John Hendy, parts driver Martin Phillips, sales administrator Pauline Allen and driver Andrew Packer.
Hendy added: ‘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 with newcomers to the 25-Year Club are Hendy chairman Simon Gulliford, front left, and Paul Hendy, front right