Rygor Commercials longest-serving team member has celebrated his commitment to the company after 35 years.
In 2017, Rygor introduced Long Service Recognition Lunches, where team members who have been with the Rygor business for more than 10 years are invited to join Directors to celebrate their long service and dedication.
More than 90 team members were recognised this year, with 14 serving more than 20 years with the business and one stalwart stacking up 35 years at Rygor.
Westbury Service Manager Steve Evans joined the business at the age of 16, working his way up from an apprentice technician in the workshop, to leading the entire service team at the company’s headquarters.
Steve said: “Even before I left school, I knew I wanted to be a mechanic. I came across Rygor and walked in and spoke to Barry Rygor. I started on the shop floor the next day and worked in the workshop for a year to ensure the commercial vehicle industry was right for me. The company then put me through a three-year apprenticeship to build and develop my skill set and knowledge – it was an invaluable learning process.
“The apprenticeship was very hands on and I also got to learn a great deal about the workings of the business as a whole and what it is to be part of a hard-working team. I have always felt valued and invested in here at Rygor. There is a strong team moral and work ethic, while to this day employee reward and recognition remain integral to the business model.”