Glasswells employee in Haverhill reaches a 40-years milestone
The manager of the Haverhill branch of Glasswells has been presented with an award for clocking up 40 years of loyal service.
Gary King joined the family home furnishings business shortly after leaving school.
He began his career at Glasswells working in the separate carpet shop in Queens Square, Haverhill.
Whilst working there as a junior Gary learned the many complexities of the carpet trade and his personal qualities of exacting accuracy and thoroughness soon promoted him to carpet department manager in 1983.
Over his time at Glasswells, Gary has managed the Saffron Walden branch.
He has also been in charge of the firm’s largest flooring department, at its store in Bury St Edmunds, between 1995 and 2000.
Paul Glasswell, managing director of the company said: “Gary is an incredibly reliable, loyal and hard-working man.
"We have been very lucky to have him looking after our Haverhill branch for the past 18 years and are very proud of the good reputation that Gary and his team have gained in the town.
"Gary is a model employee; he overcomes challenges with very little fuss and is a credit to the company.
"He has dedicated his working life to Glasswells, and for that we are grateful.”
Gary will be celebrating his milestone at Glasswells by putting to use the gift he received from his employer, some new fishing gear.
Mr Glasswell concluded: “At Glasswells, we pride ourselves on the knowledge, experience and exceptional customer service that our staff can offer our customers; that is what sets us apart from other retailers and makes us the number one home furnishings stores in East Anglia.
"Our long serving staff list is really rather extraordinary and it’s very satisfying for myself and the family that so many of our colleagues have enjoyed being at Glasswells for such large parts of their working life.”