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Liz clocks up 40 years with Boughey

Posted on 9th April, 2020 Liz clocks up 40 years with Boughey

Liz Vickers has notched up an incredible 40 years’ service with Boughey.

Known as Betty by her colleagues, Liz joined the company as a 20-year-old in 1979 to work in the packing department providing a valuable bespoke service for retail customers and where she has remained throughout her 40-year career.

Speaking about her long tenure with Boughey, Liz said: “I feel really proud to have achieved this milestone.  I have always been very happy in my work and the security of a job has always been very important to me.  In the 40 years I’ve worked here, I’ve never thought about looking for another job, but I didn’t really expect to be here for so long. My only other position was with Yorkshire Egg Production.”

And how have things changed for Liz in the workplace from the days when Blondie and The Police were topping the charts to 2019 when technology and social media rule the world?

“The company has grown so much over recent years.  I used to know everyone who worked here but it’s hard to do that now. There has been a lot of changes in legislation, and health and safety requirements, but apart from the introduction of a small amount of automation in the packing department, my job has pretty much remained the same,” she said. “I’ve seen a few faces come and go over the years and my department has grown in size a great deal.”

To mark her special milestone, Liz was presented with shopping vouchers and flowers by Keith Forster, Managing Director of Boughey Distribution.  She also received an extra day’s holiday. Commenting on Liz’s 40 years with the company, Keith Forster said: “It is a remarkable achievement to chalk up 40 years working for one company and we would like to wholeheartedly thank Liz for her hard work, dedication and loyalty over the last four decades.  She works in an important and fast-paced part of our business and we value hugely the contribution she has made to our company.”

It’s been something of a year of milestone celebrations for Liz who has also recently celebrated her 60th birthday.  She says she has no plans to retire just yet and her immediate priority is to master her new electric bike which she received as a gift for her birthday. Liz says she will, however, be waiting for the better weather in the spring as she hasn’t been on a bike for 42 years!

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