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Reading’s ‘super seven’ reach milestone

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The Reading depot of Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London recently recognised seven staff that have completed a quarter of a century with the business.

All hired in 1994, the staff include Wayne Hunter (Parts Supervisor), Wayne Ayres (Service Driver), Brian Bellwood (Service Controller), Keith Lyon (Technician Supervisor), Alan Church (Technician Supervisor), Jim Happel (Master Technician) and Gordon Laptain (Infrastructure Manager).

Dave Gomm, Dealerpoint Manager at Volvo’s Reading dealerpoint said: “The guys we have here demonstrate excellent expertise, enthusiasm and passion for everything they do in the job, they show that if you work hard and do your best, you can progress within a business. I think the fact that so many of them have stayed for 25 years shows what a great company and employer Volvo Trucks is.”

Peter Groome, Managing Director of Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London added: “Part of the importance placed on quality within the company means that training is essential to the staff. These guys have shown that continuous professional development leads to rewards of promotions, added responsibilities and increased respect from their peers.

“You meet many young people in the business, they realise it is competition, but they also see what opportunities there are for them in the years to come.”