520 Fridays, 120 paydays, 10 birthdays – that’s how long 4 of our staff have been with us here at FlexEJ.
Ten years of working for the same employer is a landmark we’re proud to celebrate and the Directors were delighted to gather with Nerina Thompson, Adam Jeffreys, Diane Hughes and Ishtiaq Ahmed for a special dinner at Brockencote Hall last Friday.
There was much good humoured conversation – and not a little banter too - as they remembered all the changes over the years as the company has evolved and grown in size. When Nerina and Di arrived they were the first two clerical staff in the office, most jobs being handled up to then by the Directors. Today, Nerina is our UK General Manager and Group Finance Manager (FlexEJ, MMPI and Safetech) and FlexEJ’s office team alone is over a dozen strong. Diane has progressed too from Sales Admin Assistant to OEM Business Manager – an area of the business that has seen impressive growth over the last few years - and she also manages our stock levels for FlexEJDirect.
The dinner was also a good time to remember some of the projects that have been designed, manufactured and shipped by us over the years. There have been some real tough challenges, many successes and (but we’re not letting on..) one or two disasters. Adam as our Projects Factory Team Leader and highly experienced Welder/Fabricator has seen them all. With his help, we’ve been able to handle some really complex projects as well as see our customer base increase significantly as a result. On the other side of the factory floor in our OEM area, Assembler Ish is a key member of this extremely active sector. Own Equipment Manufacture calls for an ability to maintain the highest quality even when deadlines can be tight and short. It’s a very demanding area and key to it is attention to detail and excellent team spirit.
The Directors sincerely thank Nerina, Di, Ish and Adam for all their hard work, companionship and loyalty to the Company over the years. Here’s to the next 10 and beyond.