In the modern workplace, it can be unusual to have the opportunity to present long service awards! So we were immensely proud to recognise Lisa, Simon and Cathy for their long service at Planer of respectively 10, 20 and and an impressive 40 years!
Lisa Loveridge Receives 10 Year Long Service Award
In March 2019 Lisa Loveridge, Service Administrator at Planer, completed 10 years of service.
Lisa joined us in 2009, originally in a joint sales and service administrative role, before moving into the role of full time service administrator in 2015. She is a key member of the Service team, ensuring the guys in the department complete all their paperwork. Lisa is also the friendly and reassuring voice at the end of the telephone when anybody rings in looking for assistance from the team. Her award was presented by Les Dodsworth, Technical Service Manager.
Congratulations to Lisa on reaching this milestone, and we look forward to the next 10 years. All the staff and management at Planer would like to thank Lisa for her dedication and hard work over the last ten years.
Simon Delicata Receives 20 Year Long Service Award
In June 2019 Simon Delicata, Head of IT, achieved 20 years of service.
During the past two decades, the IT field has moved along at a rapid pace. As mobile technologies have become mainstream, the task of managing IT has become far more complex. The number of staff has also grown during the last 20 years - meaning more people to support. Without Simon's help, at times the wheels at Planer would literally have stopped turning.
Everybody at Planer would like to thank Simon for all his efforts and patience over the past two decades - we know that we can be demanding and hope that he can keep smiling for the next 20 years!
Cathy Rudderham Receives 40 Year Long Service Award
At the beginning of June 2019, Catherine ‘Cathy’ Rudderham achieved the huge milestone of 40 years’ service with Planer.
Cathy joined Planer in the production department at the age of 15; she remembers that whilst she was being interviewed for her job, her mum stood outside the factory talking to a charming old man - the founder of the company, George Planer.
Over the 40 years, Cathy has seen many changes in the company as it has grown. Throughout, Cathy has remained a mainstay in production department, ensuring that our legendary high quality and reliability of our equipment is maintained. Her award was presented by Dave Barber, Director of Operations.
We would all like to congratulation Cathy on her achieving this amazing milestone and thank her for all the dedication and loyal service over the 40 years.