Tribute to loyalty; Staff's long service wins its reward.
NINETY years' sterling service has been celebrated in style by a Darlington company recognising the contribution of its longest-serving staff.
BiB Insurance Brokers marked the stability of its workforce with a special party.
Seven employees collected cash rewards for reaching the ten years' service milestone, while one doubled the feat with a 20-year total - just five years short of the age of the company.
Martin Littleton, managing director of BiB, said: "In today's business Today's Business is a show on CNBC that aired in the early morning, 5 to 7AM ET timeslot, hosted by Liz Claman and Bob Sellers, and it was replaced by Wake Up Call on Feb 4, 2002. world keeping staff is an achievement worth celebrating.
"Not many companies recognise long service nowadays. To me it says something about BiB that people are happy here and want to stay."
Mr Littleton said staff retention was particularly impressive, against a backdrop Backdrop may refer to:
"We have been expanding rapidly as part of the plan which has required a high degree of commitment by staff," he explained.
"Doing this and keeping everyone happy is part of the challenge employers face today."
He added the company was proud to be one business where employees are happy in their work.
"We look for staff who are smart, ambitious and, most importantly Adv. 1. most importantly - above and beyond all other consideration; "above all, you must be independent"
above all, most especially , nice people and strive to have a happy working environment," he said.
"Research shows that only one in four workers enjoys their job so we consider ourselves fortunate that people are content here."
Celebrating 20 years at BiB, Patricia Witty wit·ty
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2. , receptionist at the company's Northgate office, said: "I think it is lovely that the company recognises our loyalty and work over the years.
"There is a lot to be said for experience and it's rewarding to know we are appreciated."
EXPERIENCED HANDS: Being thanked for their years of service to the company are, left to right, Paul Littleton, Margaret France, Neale Wytcherley, Patricia Witty, Phil Darnton, Suzanne Hesketh and BiB managing director Martin Littleton