MARCH: Service recognition

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Ridgeons independent timber and builders’ merchant, recently welcomed ten employees into its prestigious ‘25 Club’ at its annual dinner, in recognition of achieving over 25 years of continued service for the Group.

The new additions, from a variety of branches across the Group, join a growing list of 241 past and present employees, including five existing members who have clocked up 35 years of service. This year’s new members include Penny Bunn, a salesperson at March.

Held at the Group’s Sustainability Centre in Pampisford, this year’s event, saw 35 people come together and meet with Ridgeons family members including directors Gordon Ridgeon and Amanda Smith, Ridgeons deputy chairman Johnnie Sam and ’25 Club’ president David Ridgeon.

Each of the new members received a personal welcome to the ’25 Club’ from Gordon Ridgeon, before Amanda Smith presented them each with an enamelled ‘25’ insignia lapel badge, a ’25 Club’ tie, a framed special service certificate and an inscribed gift which they had personally chosen.

Established to recognise the achievements of all Ridgeons employees - past, present, full-time and part-time who have accomplished over 25 years’ service or more - the ‘25 Club’ hosts an annual dinner bringing new members together to celebrate their commitment.

Gordon Ridgeon said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome ten new members to our ever growing ’25 Club’. Now in its 54th year, the annual dinner provides the perfect opportunity for us as a Group to thank employees past and present, for their long service and continued commitment. As a business that is built on relationships, it is important that we recognise and celebrate the achievements of these dedicated individuals.”