John O’Conner (GM) Ltd, a respected market leader in public and private sector specialist grounds maintenance services across the UK, is proud to award recent Long Service Awards to staff on their Bedfordshire County Council & Leicester County Council schools contracts for 10 years service.
The family run business’s Contracts Director, Ian Pitkin, established its Long Service Award in 2006 to appreciate the milestones of 10, 20 and 30 years’ service. To date, John O’Conner has awarded over 70 long service awards.
The Directors presented the staff with their requested gift in recognition of their experience and 10 years of loyalty. Mick Slade was awarded a weekend away in wales and Derek Brumhill & Andy Daniels both received bicycles. Sam Young from the Leicestershire County Council schools contract received his requested welder to add to his home workshop.
The Long Service Award sends a clear signal to staff that their commitment over many years has been highly valued and is one of the most equalitarian benefits available in the workplace. From Director to Groundsman, everyone gets the same value award for long service, regardless of how much they earn.
Ian commented “As a people focussed company, the retention of staff is important to us and a statistic we closely monitor. If a member of staff leaves us we lose important skills, we believe in investing in our training budget to further develop our existing staff members. The long service awards have been running for over 8 years and are a fantastic way to acknowledge the loyalty and hard work of our people and a testament to the Company culture”.